Why wouldn't I upgrade to the 4S? I'll get a better phone and make a profit

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Holmes31, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Holmes31 macrumors member

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    I have the iPhone 4, which I will sell on eBay for around $350+, then upgrade to the 4S for $200. Why wouldn't everyone do this? A better phone and $150 in my pocket.
     
  2. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    How much did you pay for your 4? Is it unlocked? What size?
     
  3. supham macrumors newbie

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    I'm in the same boat. The only risk you run is the 5 comes out in 12 months and you may not be elegible for an upgrade at that time.
     
  4. Ivabign macrumors 6502

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    Probably because everyone doesn't have a clear upgrade available for their iPhone4 - also - you will sell on ebay and pay $30 in fees - $7 in shipping - then you will buy your phone for $200 and pay tax on $700 or $60.00... so maybe you clear $53....

    Not that cool if you ask me
     
  5. Holmes31 thread starter macrumors member

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    I payed $200 for it on release day.. its 16GB, not unlocked
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    no etf?
     
  7. rkahl macrumors 65816

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    Two phone lines/ 2 iPhones seperated by a year! Always able to get the newest iPhone.
     
  8. spblat macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in the same boat. I bought iP4 on launch day with AppleCare, so I spent $368. No tax in my state. It was just swapped a month ago for home button issues so now I have an immaculate device and the warranty's good for almost another year. I kept the packaging, and I'll give my buyer the earbuds and other accessories from the new phone. If I'm lucky I'll get $450, which will almost be enough to cover an upgrade to 64GB and AppleCare+. Win!
     
  9. Vikinguy macrumors 6502

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    I'm gonna sell mine as well. Just trying to figure out the best avenue. I don't particularly want to deal with ebay.
     
  10. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Yep, this is how I convince everyone to upgrade every year.

    It's SENSELESS if you DO NOT upgrade. Seems counter intuitive, but it really benefits me. Shh, don't tell everyone, or it will stop working ;)
     
  11. naesy1 macrumors member

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    this is what I'm using: http://instantsale.ebay.com/
    the high price is through the end of the day, and if you put it in now, you don't have to send it until the 12th
     
  12. Ramio macrumors 6502a

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  13. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816

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    Meh...Paypal fees and shipping costs...craigslist is better.
     

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