What kind of unlocked iPhone can you get for $200?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by turtlebud, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. turtlebud macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2002
    My niece was given $200 to buy a smartphone for her birthday and she wants an iphone. Her family is on tmobile so it'll need to be an unlocked iphone. Obviously she can't get a 5s, 5c, or even a 5 for that price, but I'm wondering if she can find a 4s. I think she can go as high as $250, but probably not $300.

    My questions are:

    1. what kind of iphone can she get for $250 (max)
    2. where should she buy it?

    Appreciate any input. Thanks!
  2. Dyce macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2012
    I believe you can buy a 16g iPhone 4s around the $200-$300 range. You can try eBay from a high rated seller, you'll have buyer protection anyway so you should be safe.

    You can also try craigslist, but proceed with caution.
  3. ig888 macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2014
    New York
    What service provider you are using? On a low budget, cost for unlocking might reduce your options.
    For example if you look at buy-iphone . com (have a link from my profile page) - they have a listing: "iphone 4S verizon Black - $180"
    You could use this iPhone on Verizon, but to have it unlocked, might bring the price close to $250
  4. Beenblacklisted macrumors 6502


    Dec 28, 2011
    i can sell u a iphone 5 new in original plastic for that price. plus tax ofcourse.
  5. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    Probably not almost 2 years ago when the thread was new.

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