When is the best time to sell my iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by passionblue, May 20, 2010.

  1. passionblue macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2010
    Hi, I'm planning to buy the new iPhone in June and I'm wondering when I should sell my iPhone 3GS given the fact that I want the best price, and would like to avoid going without it either at all or for too long.

    The way I see it my options are:

    1) Sell it now
    2) Sell it right before the new iPhone comes out
    3) Sell it right after the new iPhone comes out
    4) A little bit after the new iPhone comes out

    Ideally I'd like to sell my 3GS like the day the new one is released so I don't have to go without an iPhone, but do you think it would be better to sacrifice to hopefully make more from the sale? I'm planning to cancel my contract (I'm on a family plan, not the primary line) and pay the ETF of ~$150, then start a new contract and pay $200 plus the activation fee, so depending on how much I can get on eBay I'd like to only pay around $100-150 if possible.

    Edit: Oh also, I have OS 3.1.3 does jailbreaking/unlocking/leaving apps on the phone increase the price it will go for on ebay, or does anyone else have any tips to maximize the ebay sale price?
  2. Macman756 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't really matter at this point. Sell it day of if you want.

    Can't unlock a 3GS with 3.1.3.
  3. beamer8912 macrumors 65816

    May 30, 2009
    There's a minimum wait time (60-90 days I think), before you can start a new contract.

    Your best bet is to open a 2nd line to get the new iPhone, transfer you sim and cancel the new line after a month of service.
  4. passionblue thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2010
    That's what I thought, but I just called AT&T Customer Service and the representative assured me that there's nothing stopping me from canceling my contract and immediately signing a new one.
  5. Savetheempire macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2010
    So was the customer service rep saying it wouldn't be a problem to cancel and sign a new one?
  6. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

    Aug 23, 2008
    Why would AT&T stop a customer that wants to pay $150 to cancel a line and then sign up again?

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