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

    Jun 6, 2011
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    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

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
    How much did you pay for your 4? Is it unlocked? What size?
  3. supham macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2010
    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


    Mar 27, 2011
    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

    Jun 6, 2011
    I payed $200 for it on release day.. its 16GB, not unlocked
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    no etf?
  7. rkahl macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2010
    Two phone lines/ 2 iPhones seperated by a year! Always able to get the newest iPhone.
  8. spblat macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2010
    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

    Sep 19, 2007
    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


    Feb 5, 2009
    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

    Jun 21, 2011
    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


    Sep 13, 2011
    Houston, TeXas
  13. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816


    Nov 4, 2008
    Meh...Paypal fees and shipping costs...craigslist is better.

Share This Page