Would you buy a (used) iPhone 3gs 16GB now?

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  1. jgz macrumors regular

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    Hey, a friend of mine is selling his iphone for about 290dollars, my current phone is a nokia e71, so its time to change I think....

    Do you think, the price is okay (its used, but good looking...)?

    Do you think, I would have any disadvantages, especially looking at OS Updates in the future?

    I'll not use any "graphic intensive" games, etc! I would just need it for email, "Things" App, Skype, MP3 etc.... i'll even not watching movies etc....

    so what do you think?

    ah there's no simlock/netlock or sth/contract....
     
  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    I'd say if you don't need anything from the iPhone 4, the iPhone 3GS is great.


    $290 for a 16gb seems too high. I'm trying to sell my 32gb 3GS for $300, and have a buyer on Craigslist ready to buy it today. And mine comes with the box + all original accessories, and an extra screen protector. All accessories are never used.


    And if he's a friend, surely he shouldn't try to screw you over. I'd say $225 for a 16gb from a friend is reasonable.


    Does it come with box + accessories?
     
  3. jonrando macrumors 6502a

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    After iOS 5, updates will start shedding features for the 3GS, imo.

    How's the condition? Is it beat up, scratched, dented, etc?
     
  4. jgz thread starter macrumors regular

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    well the price is 200euros = 290dollars. I hope that it does come boxed etc....

    hm i'm also a little bit worried about buying a cellphone, which is now about 2 years old............ dont know, im pretty unsure....

    @jonrando: no, everything is fine...
     
  5. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    If you are unsure at all, I would recommend that you not get it.
     
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  7. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Well, see, in Euroes, it's worth even more. As I take it, the value of iPhones is more outside US.


    Don't take it. Not for $290.


    If you can get it for 140 Euroes, then sure.

    Otherwise, buy an iP4.
     
  8. twitt3r macrumors 6502

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    If you buy it at that, this "friend" of yours will have ripped you off big time.
     
  9. jgz thread starter macrumors regular

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    okayokay i'll not buy it :D

    thanks for your advises!
     
  10. twitt3r macrumors 6502

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    If you want an iPhone, wait to see what iP5 is like.
     
  11. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Nope. Not sure why you're asking me though. You need to make the decision based on your own needs/wants -- not anyone else's.
     
  12. dsquared81 macrumors 6502

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    You're getting ripped off. Maybe, and that's a big maybe, if its brand new, sealed, with everything. But even for that it should be a 32gb. I'd pay in the very low 200's for that.
     

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