What's a fair selling price for a 16 GB 3GS?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by odysseus, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. odysseus macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2008
    Someone is offering to sell me their one year old 16 GB iPhone 3GS with "normal wear." He's asking $200 based on this site: http://nextworth.com/.

    Seems a bit steep to me. Is that a fair price?
  2. odysseus thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2008
    The price given by nextworth just dropped to $173 today. Go figure!
  3. xanadeath macrumors 6502


    Jul 31, 2008
    That's a very very good price. Those recycling sites are always ripping people off. If he's going by that he's pretty stupid, but it's a really great deal.

  4. gslrider macrumors 6502


    Nov 4, 2005
    You can probably sell it on eBay or Craigslist for about $300 - $400, depending on it's condition.

    I bought my 3GS from a guy on Craigslist for $500 a few months ago, and at that time people selling there 16GB 3GS for about $600, and 3G for around $300 - $400.

    I wouldn't go through Nextworth. They'll give you next to nothing for your phone, and then turn around and sell it for at least $400. I've been hearing people getting quoted for $300+ dollars, but when they send their (no scratches) iPhone in, Nextel contacts them saying it's only worth half the price of the online quote.
  5. youngplaya0228 macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2008
    Jeez that's cheap. I've heard of 8gb iPhone 3G's sell for more recently.
  6. Mengels7 macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2009
    Everyone's gonna tell ya something different, I'd say $300 locked, $400 unlocked. Mine sold for $420 unlocked with a crack in the back. Go look at finished ebay auctions to give you an idea.
  7. stockcerts macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Mine has a starting bid of $185 on eBay. I'm hoping it ends close to $300-
  8. gslrider macrumors 6502


    Nov 4, 2005
    I actually prefer selling stuff on Craigslist these days. For one, it's local, you don't have to deal with the shipping and online payments. Second, you pick your set price, and more times than not, someone WILL buy it for the asking (as long as it's not completely unreasonable). And third, it's a quick transaction once you find a buyer. Cash on the spot.

    With eBay, if you started at $185, and hoping it might close at $300, it may not reach that high. So you could be losing out. But at the same time you could go over $400. It's a gamble. As I said with Craigslist, you set the price, either they buy it or they don't. But someone always does.
  9. gethyphyyo macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2008
    sell it on craigslist for $300-$350.

    You can unlock the 3G on 4.0 but not unlock the 3Gs on 4.0......yet

    I think thats a big selling point.

    So more then likely, if someone buys it for cheap, their going to save it until the jailbreak is released.
  10. detroit1 macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    i sold an unlocked 3gs for 350 with a car charger included. i just wanted to get rid of it to pay for an i4g tho 16gb black
  11. mdwsta4 macrumors 65816

    Jul 23, 2007
    i sold my unlocked 32GB 3GS this afternoon for $400.
  12. California King macrumors 65816

    Sep 20, 2007
    Maybe it's my luck or because of the hundreds of people trying to sell their iPhones right now, but I got no offers (except 1 scammer) trying to sell my like new condition 16GB 3GS with pictures...go figure.

    I might just repost in a week at a lower price point.
  13. jtp098 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2010
    I sold my 16gb 3gs for 395 on ebay ;) last monday
  14. odysseus thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2008
    The price of a used 3GS is going to plummet in the coming weeks, as people upgrade to the iPhone 4.
  15. myk13 macrumors member

    Aug 11, 2008
    I sold my 16 gig 3GS Jailbroken for 250 yesterday off Craigslist
  16. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

    cocky jeremy

    Jul 12, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    Sold my white iPhone 3GS (16GB) on eBay for $410. Unlocked and jailbroken. It sold within 25 minutes with the "Buy It Now" option. :cool:
  17. BigCanoe macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2003
    Since the new phone is out, there should be a flood of these by the weekend. I would happily pay $250 for a 32gb.
  18. mycooltoast macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2010
    i sold my 2 3gs 16 gb for 500 today no headphones with box to a friend 3.1.2.
    same day i paid the cc bill for 440+ for the 2 replacement 16 g 4g's.
  19. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68020


    Jun 9, 2009
    Atlanta GA
  20. djransom macrumors 68040


    May 14, 2008
    I sold my 16GB 3GS yesterday for $220. It wasn't unlocked nor jailbroken so I couldn't ask as much I wanted for it. I shouldn't have updated to 4.0.
  21. digitalduck macrumors regular

    May 8, 2008
    Sold my 16GB 3GS on CL with an swesome post I made for $450 on Tuesday

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