What do you make of this deal?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by klover, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. klover macrumors 6502a

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    I've been offered a sealed, 16GB iPhone 4 on trade for my 16GB Ipad (Wifi-only model)/Apple case/Connection Kit.

    Who's getting the better deal, me or the other guy?

    It comes locked to a carrier (which I can remedy for $50) but no contract to deal with.

    It seems like a good deal to me but maybe I'm missing something...thoughts?
     
  2. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    retail on an iPhone is $599, retail on the iPad is $499. Add in the case and connection kit and you're almost even. I think it's a fair trade, especially since the iphone is sealed.
     
  3. j3yq macrumors 6502

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    It's about how you look at it, he gets what he wants you get what you want. The resell on an iPad is about $380-400, sometimes as low as $350 since refurbs as $429. Add in your case and CCK for an extra $20 apiece and you target range is now $420-$440 for a descent sale.
     
  4. klover thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. That's pretty much how I calculated it but wanted a second opinion.
     
  5. countrydweller macrumors 6502

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    I'd say it's a good deal, the old iPads will drop in price when the new model is out.
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    It is only a good deal if it is something you want
    Value is not just measured in monetary resale amount
     
  7. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    That, and it's hard to place value on something the needs a monthly payment to fully function and something that doesn't.
     
  8. klover thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks all.

    I'm definitely in need of a new phone (and the iPhone will be my first of its kind). Just wanted to make sure it was a reasonably affordable way to get one without losing too much vs. a cash sale of iPad.
     

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