what do i do with my iphone 4 now?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by CBillups1, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. CBillups1 macrumors 6502a

    CBillups1

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    i need to sell it but screw ebay. im not gonna give them 25% of what i sell it for with ebay fees and paypal fees.:mad:

    never done craigslists and really dont want to do it.

    what do i do? seriously:confused::confused:
     
  2. woodekm macrumors 65816

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    Im watching some college football now and have seen 2 commercials saying that " now that the new iPhone is coming out, they will buy your existing iPhone". "High pay, free shipping, fast money".


    Didnt get the name of the company.

    Anyone else see these?
     
  3. Millionin20s macrumors regular

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    Continue using it until the next generation comes out, then trade it in to AT&T/Verizon. You're limiting your options severely by not utilizing Craigslist to sell it, since that would be the most prominent way to sell it locally and getting cash immediately. Or, you could go to http://www.gazelle.com/ and get a quote on your phone.
     
  4. Uln4321 macrumors regular

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    Most the companies buy it ALOT less than you would get on eBay. Including fees. But there really is no hassle on the websites.

    http://www.gazelle.com/catalog/cell-phones/apple/iphone/apple-iphone-4-16gb-at-t/281904-gpid

    http://www.ebay.com/ctg/?_pid=99998176&_trksid=p5197.l1428

    :D
     
  5. woodekm macrumors 65816

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    Gazelle! That was it.

    They are advertising on the college football games today.
     
  6. Ksizzle9 macrumors 6502a

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    The website is called gazelle I think, that's the only commercial I've seen that is talking about buying iPhones. But as far as I know they never said anything about the new iPhone.... Could be wrong, hope I am
     
  7. woodekm macrumors 65816

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    Yea. I just thought it was interesting that they chose to ask about old iPhone purchasing this weekend. Never even heard of them.
     
  8. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    gazelle is a rip off. less than $300 for my 32gb thats jailbroken and unlocked? LOL
     
  9. ToddH macrumors 6502a

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    Keep it, its a great looking phone, one of a kind. I'm keeping mine and will use it for some things and just to have it as a back up. iPhone 4 is the best looking phone out there. But if you need the money, then sell it. Do you have a brother or sister you can give it to? Pass it down to family?
     
  10. Nachoconqueso macrumors regular

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    So you don't want to use ebay or craigslist and you don't want to give it a service that takes old models...you tell us man. Wtf do you want to do? Stop being a pujo and get that thing on craigslist. Have a person meet you at a carrier store or whatever so you don't get taken from behind in some dark dank parking lot.
     
  11. LaazyEye macrumors regular

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    give it to your significant other, or a family member
     
  12. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I'd sell it on the Macrumors Marketplace but you need 51 more posts for access.
     
  13. MacBreezy macrumors regular

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    Not sure what fees you are referring too? It is very cheap to sell an item on ebay and I've never paid paypal a dime for buying or selling an item on ebay. I have made good money on all of my previous iPhone's by selling them on ebay and will do the same with my iP4 when the new one comes out in a couple of weeks. What other phone could you sell when the new model comes out and break even or actually make money on it....
     
  14. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    :confused:

    never even knew this forum had a buy/sell forum. would make it 10x easier im guessing.

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    what? you do know when you receive a paypal payment that they get a % of the payment. and ebay fees are at an alltime high now, thats why people dont want to sell on ebay anymore
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Gazelle and other buy back sites like that wont give you as much money as CL or Ebay.
    They will just offer you something in order for you to send them the phone in and once they receive it they will say oh it has scratches or is not in excellent condition and will offer you way less.
     
  16. MacBreezy macrumors regular

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    Paypal has never taken a percentage of any of my sales. Granted I have only ever sold two or three items. The Ebay fees are very cheap I think. You can always go with craigslist.
     
  17. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    unless you accept payment as gift go check. you do not get exact amount. the fees are not big unless dealing with $500+ but when someone sends money you dont get exact total.
     
  18. XciteMe1983 macrumors newbie

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    Write an "S" next to "iPhone" on the back glass.

    That way you'll be hip, current and fresh.
     

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