Will they really pay me this much for my used iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mac4PhD, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. Mac4PhD macrumors newbie

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    I just got this email from 1daysale.com offering me a check for $250 for my 1st generation iPhone. Seems too good to be true. Is it? :confused:

    "FREE iPhone 3G Upgrade! Send Us Your USED 4GB 8GB or 16GB iPhone for $150 $250 or $350 Cash Back! We Will Also Cover The Express Shipping Both Ways!"
     
  2. Next Tuesday macrumors 6502a

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    You can sell it for way more on ebay or craigslist.
     
  3. Shoesy macrumors 6502a

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    I got £100 for mine on ebay and it had a cracked screen.
     
  4. rotobadger macrumors 65816

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    I got $300 for my 4GB on Ebay. And I think I let it go too cheap.
     
  5. Mac4PhD thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know it is a bad deal but...

    I know it seems that I could get an extra hundred bucks or so by putting it on Ebay but I was wondering if anyone has any experience selling their phones to 1daysale.com? I am going on a week long trip and it seems less difficult to send it off the day I leave than to go through the mess of ebay, hacking my old iphone and dealing with a buyer.
     
  6. nparmelee macrumors 6502

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    I sold an 8GB on eBay for $400 and a 16GB for $550.
     
  7. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    Are you kidding? I got $400 for my old used 8gb 1st gen iPhone on craigslist. I wouldn't take $250 unless that came with a free 3G.

    Also, 1daysale .com is not a real company... its a deactivated affiliate website. Maybe you mean 1 sale a day? (totally different site).
     
  8. Next Tuesday macrumors 6502a

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    I tell u what, sell me yours for 250. Ill resell it on ebay for 450.
     
  9. Mac4PhD thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oops

    yes. I did mean 1 sale a day not 1 day sale. so 1saleaday.com
     
  10. Diode macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5B108 Safari/525.20)

    people are buying them for parts.
     
  11. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    I'll give you $250 for it, no hassles, no need to unlock or anything.
     
  12. Next Tuesday macrumors 6502a

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    I asked first! lol
     
  13. nimda0 macrumors 6502

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    I sold my friends ORIGINAL iphone, 8gb, with the original box / manuals/ headphones / charger and dock. It sold for $390.00 on ebay. No, it was not unlocked. We sold it about 2 weeks ago.
     
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  15. EmptyG macrumors regular

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    For the people who have already sold their 2Gs on eBay...

    I have one day left for mine up on eBay. Is there anything I need to know about pitfalls to avoid? I do have the receipt (which one person asked for), wiped it fully, unlocked and jailbroke it on v2.0 software. I should be good to go, yes? I don't need to call Apple and tell them I am selling it to transfer the warranty or anything? Sorry, first time selling something like this on eBay. I've sold tons of other stuff, but this is unique :)

    Thanks!
     
  16. nparmelee macrumors 6502

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    Emptyg, also pull your old SIM out. Make sure you package it well, have some insurance with whoever you ship with and require a signature on delivery.
     
  17. paulrr macrumors newbie

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    I got $400 for mine on craigslist the day the 3G came out
     
  18. aphexii macrumors 6502

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    As you've sold on eBay before, I'm sure you already know, but it never hurts to have a reminder.

    ONLY ship to the shipping address listed on the paypal payment confirmation, and since the item is valued over $250, make sure to require a signature on delivery. Paypal used to require a Confirmed shipping address, but recently relaxed the requirement to any shipping address, as long as its listed with the account.
     
  19. EmptyG macrumors regular

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    Good tips - yeah I did pull the SIM out, right after I jailbroke it :)


    Agreed - I only use paypal (eBay doesn't give you a choice when selling your iPhone anyways), and ONLY ship to their verified address. It's likely this will be going overseas, so that should be interesting since I have never shipped overseas before.

    Thanks for the tips!
     

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