Why such high eBay prices?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gschwell, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. gschwell macrumors newbie

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    Can any one tell me why new locked iPhone's go for over $500 and used ones over $400 on eBay, when you can just order one from Apple for $399? Is this driven by international buyers or what? Am I missing something?
     
  2. Mindflux macrumors 68000

    Mindflux

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    Firmware 1.1.1(or older), which is sim unlockable and can be hacked with AppTrapp. That's the only thing I can think of. I wondered the same thing myself the other day.

    People will pay a premium for phones they can hack.
     
  3. phungy macrumors 68020

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    I've seen many go for over $700 + shipping. Mainly cause those countries aren't able to purchase iPhones directly from Apple.
     
  4. seedster2 macrumors 6502a

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    I assume so too
     
  5. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    This must be because new iPhones with 1.1.2 are still not sim unlockable. I'm sure it will change with time.
     
  6. gschwell thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is the firmware version printed on the outside of the box?
     
  7. phungy macrumors 68020

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    No, you need to open up the box and find out from "Settings -> General -> About"
     
  8. TurboSC macrumors 65816

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    Hopefully soon. Me being an idiot upgraded to 1.1.2 and now I wanna start modding.... *sigh* :p
     
  9. albinoAZN macrumors regular

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    if your iphone didn't come with 1.1.2 out of the box, and you upgraded to 1.1.2, you can always downgrade to hack it again.
     

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