Who has sold their 3G?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mattpreston11, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. mattpreston11 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2007
    and how much you get for it?

    im hoping to get £295 on mine which is currently listed on ebay. would make the upgrade around £150
  2. aluren macrumors 65816

    Sep 9, 2008
    why don't you just check ebay? 3G 16gb are sold at around $400-$1,000, with higher value going to unlocked phones or ones that are brand new...
  3. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

    Jun 5, 2009
    about how much did ebay and paypal take for those who sold on ebay??
  4. spaceballl macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2003
    San Francisco, CA
    Last year, I sold my unlocked iPhone to prepare for the iPhone 3G. This year, I've been convinced by my brother to give him my iPhone 3G for use with T-Mobile (obviously on EDGE only). So as an exchange, I get his old blackberry, an iPod Touch, and an old iPod to sell on eBay. Surely it isn't worth as much as just selling my 3G, but at least it benefits him :D
  5. ecks618 macrumors 6502


    Jun 1, 2006
    iPhone White 16gb - $465, got about $420 after fees
    iPhone White 16gb - $440, got about $400 after fees
    iPhone Black 8gb - $367, got about $350 after fees

    Not bad, pretty much got new ones for almost free.
  6. fratboy macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2009
    i sold mine to my sister for 200$.. im a nice guy
  7. doctapeppa macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2008
    I just sold my 3G 16 Gb on craigslist. I listed it for 475 and I got 450 for it, cash. I got it the day it came out but kept it in pretty good condition. It took less than 4 hours to get a call. I got another call while the buyer was on his way and I had to tell them it was already sold. Mind you, I paid 299 for this the day it came out. Now I just take that money to Apple on the 19th and I have essentially upgraded to 3GS for free.

    I put my sim card into my old razer and I have a phone. Now I just have to go through iphone withdrawal for 8 days :(

    Edit: SOLD 6/11/09 Craigslist, 450, cash, expenses $0
  8. natasha69 macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2007
    definitely will sell it. i have applecare on it.
  9. Jman14 macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2008
  10. HBOC macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2008
    i want to know why you guys are selling your 3G for something that is almost the exact same, but will cost more. I can see if you need more storage, and maybe a better camera, but that is about all that i can see that would be worth upgrading for.

    Last July i paid full price for my 3G ($500). I am not eligible for an upgrade until december. I will most likely just wait until 6/10 to upgrade. Most of the new features that come on the 3GMKII are available on cydia.

    I know it has video capabilities, but i've had that ability on my 3G since last september (and has sound). just interested in reasonings.
  11. wangchunggti337 macrumors regular


    Jan 14, 2007
    I'm debating whether I should sell or not. My friend went the eBay route, but unfortunately the huge flux of iPhones on eBay is bringing the price down slightly. I am trying my luck on craigslist.

    Come on at&t/apple, don't screw over your loyal users!
  12. dlcrow macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2008
    When you sell your 3G, what do you do to clean it up?

    Do you remove the SIM card?
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Noone is screwing over anyone.
    Its called cellphone subsidys and its been like that forever.
    Every time a new cellphone model is released they dont let people upgrade for cheap.

  14. angemon89 macrumors 68000


    Feb 5, 2008
    The place where Apple designs stuff
    Yes, of course remove the SIM card. It's YOUR SIM card and it's tied to YOUR account.

    Also, restore the phone before selling.
  15. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Except for the double the speed (faster processor, double the L1 cache, added an L2 cache), double the ram, far better video camera (officially supported so there should be some cool video apps in the store), better camera, better battery life, future proofing on the new ATT towers, and a host of other things mentioned by apple.
  16. doctapeppa macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2008
    The only thing that is "almost the same" is the way it looks. This is like ugrading a computer. Sure it runs the same operating system as its younger sibling but it's an entirely new computer.

    It sounds like you may not have seen this video:
  17. Randman macrumors 65816


    Jul 28, 2008
    Jacksonville, Fla
    I plan to try and sell mine next week, after 3.0. Upgrade to 3.0, jailbreak and craigslist.
  18. kvasir macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2007
    I've had mine listed on craigslist for a few days now with no bites (unless you count those people from Nigeria.) I may just keep the darn thing.
  19. llj1137075 macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Sold mine monday night. White 16gb 3g.
    Put it on craigslist got like 5 text messages and 10 phone calls within the hour.
    Sold it for 400$ cash later on that night.
    Had lots of offers of 350 and 3 or 4 400$ ones.
    I wish I would have tried for more. But since I only planned on getting the 16gb 3gs I was pretty happy to make 200$.
    I preordered my black 3gs tonight.
  20. kleinishere macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2006
    Sold mine on eBay for $570 and ended up w/ ~ $475 after fees, shipping, etc. It sold on Saturday before WWDC on Monday. Bought it at launch but had Body Guardz and a screen protector on it from the first moment it was opened.
  21. simplemind macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2009
    UT (for the time being, cant leave soon enough)
    I put my very well taken care of Black 16gb 3G phone on Craigslist as of 2:30 this afternoon, after 3 phone calls and 5 emails, its sold for my asking price of $400, I did not think it would have sold this fast but I went to my local AT&T store and pre-ordered my 32gb black 3GS on my family plan for $299 and get to pocket $100, no brainer folks!
  22. doctapeppa macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2008
    Make sure you put your phone number on the craigslist post. If you got nigerian spammers contacting you it's becuase you are using email. I sell things via craigslist quite a bit and have found that most buyers don't bother using email there. Also make sure you put up good pictures.

    If you show me your ad I can maybe polish it up for you.
  23. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
    The new 3G S will be substantially faster than the 3G and video recording will be much better (30fps) than the crappy (though good for jailbroken apps) video recording apps for jailbroken iPhones.
  24. spikedfo macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2008
  25. synagence macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2008
    Sold mine on tuesday for £275 ... hurts being iphoneless for another week

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