What is the best time and place to sell my Unlocked AT&T iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by db67fm, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. db67fm macrumors regular

    db67fm

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    Los Angeles, CA
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    I have 2 carrier unlocked AT&T iPhone 4 phones. Both are 16gb.

    My wife and I will be switching to the Verizon iPhone 5 after it is released.

    Here are my options:

    - Purchase a AT&T "dumb phone" and a micro sim adapter and try to survive with a dumb phone for a few weeks. This may allow me to get the maximum price for my iPhone 4 as the price may drop after the iPhone 5 release.

    - Wait until the iPhone 5 is shipped and once I receive it, place the iPhone 4 for sale. Possible for a lower price.

    Any ideas where to sell it?

    Craigslist
    ebay
    gazelle

    How much do you think I can get for them? Will there be a difference between selling Pre iPhone 5 release and after the release?
    I would like to get at least $200 each to cover the cost of the iPhone 5. Is this reasonable?
     
  2. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

    sulpfiction

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    $200 seems like a good price for a iPhone 4 in good/mint condition. But look on CL or eBay yourself and see what they are going for. That's easy.

    And yes, once the 5 comes out, the price for the 4 will drop. So I'd sell them now. I'm listing my 32g 4S tomorrow on CL. eBay is a joke anymore.
     
  3. db67fm thread starter macrumors regular

    db67fm

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    If I go to Walmart or best buy and buy a $20 prepaid dumb phone can I put my iPhone sim in it with an adapter?

    Do I need an AT&T goPhone or can I get a tracphone, virgin mobile or Tmobile prepaid phone?
     
  4. cyks macrumors 68020

    cyks

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    Craigs will usually get you the most money (and it gives you cash instantly). Just use some common sense when selling it (meet in a public place/ carrier store, etc) and you should be fine.

    The best time to sell it would have been about a month ago. With the announcement coming in 2 days, there will be a mass dumping of iPhones in the coming weeks. If you could afford it, it'd be best to wait out until that's over and sell it in a month or two.
     

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