What do you make of this deal?

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

  1. klover macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2009
    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

    Sep 27, 2010
    Nor Cal, USA
    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


    Dec 16, 2007
    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

    Jun 7, 2009
    Thanks. That's pretty much how I calculated it but wanted a second opinion.
  5. countrydweller macrumors 6502


    Jul 16, 2009
    I'd say it's a good deal, the old iPads will drop in price when the new model is out.
  6. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    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


    Jun 30, 2008
    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

    Jun 7, 2009
    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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