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    Hey guys! So, I'm going to go to T-Mobile and get an AT&T iPhone to work with the service. I REALLY like the iPhone 5, but they are freaky expensive when bought on the Apple site and eBay. I have absolutely no problem with it being used/refurbished. I'm wondering where I can find one that isn't +$600. I was looking on Craigslist, but there are barely any iPhone 4Ss, not to mention 5s. I would be okay with the iPhone 4 or 4S, but the iPhone 5 really attracts me. I'd be fine with any amount of storage, as long as it's AT&T.

    Any ideas where I could find something like this?

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Where to get an affordable iPhone 5 (most likely used)?

    What is your budget? You're probably not going to find one under $600 because they are still running at premium prices...used but locked are still easily $550-$650, used and unlocked are still over $700.

    Craigslist is going to be the absolute rock bottom pricing for you, but looking at Atlanta's listings, you're probably just going to have to save a bit more, because there were no cheap iPhone 5's within 100 miles of Atlanta, which has a fairly saturated market of used iPhone's.
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    Default Re: Where to get an affordable iPhone 5 (most likely used)?

    I sold my 32gb iphone 5 perfect condition for 530$... Vancouver craigslist has ton of these low priced ones.
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    Default Re: Where to get an affordable iPhone 5 (most likely used)?

    Vancouver craigslist has ton of these low priced ones.
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    Default Re: Where to get an affordable iPhone 5 (most likely used)?

    Quote Originally Posted by kennethkilo View Post
    I sold my 32gb iphone 5 perfect condition for 530$... Vancouver craigslist has ton of these low priced ones.
    Either you were desperate for money or you're full of crap. And given the odd grammar of your post and the one directly below it, I'm going to lean towards the latter.
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    Default Re: Where to get an affordable iPhone 5 (most likely used)?

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    Either you were desperate for money or you're full of crap. And given the odd grammar of your post and the one directly below it, I'm going to lean towards the latter.
    Seeing how the one below his post was written by a now banned user, I’d have to agree, eh.
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    Default Where to get an affordable iPhone 5 (most likely used)?

    Lol that's funny how you can see who is banned. I never knew that until now
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    Excuse you Sean. Don't make assumptions of how I'm full of crap. I don't know who the person below me was, but go check the Vancouver craigslist yourself. I sold my iPhone 5 for 530$ because if I priced it at 550$ no one would buy it. I had to cut the price by 20$ to get rid of it that week.
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    Default Where to get an affordable iPhone 5 (most likely used)?

    I will say in Indianapolis Craigslist posting the iPhone 5 have been going from 500-550.

    Heck I bought a 32 gig iPhone 5 for 550. That is the one I'm using now, it is mint.

    It really depends on your area and the luck of the draw. I would not pay over 575 right now for an iPhone 5
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    Default Re: Where to get an affordable iPhone 5 (most likely used)?

    Quote Originally Posted by kennethkilo View Post
    Excuse you Sean. Don't make assumptions of how I'm full of crap. I don't know who the person below me was, but go check the Vancouver craigslist yourself. I sold my iPhone 5 for 530$ because if I priced it at 550$ no one would buy it. I had to cut the price by 20$ to get rid of it that week.
    Apologies for the connection to you and the guy below you, it just seemed odd, but now that they're banned, they were probably just a spammer.

    That said, if you sold a 32GB iPhone 5 for $530...do you have anything else you want to sell? LMAO!
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    Default Where to get an affordable iPhone 5 (most likely used)?

    Craigslist. People on Craigslist post at their own discretion and sometimes don't exactly know what their doing (in a sense). For example, my first iPhone 5 I bought at retail price on release for $786, two days later during the sold out period in my area I sold it for $800 (probably could have gotten more) and I bought a 4S 32 (because I had a 4 before) for $250 and used the rest for getting ahead on bills and such. About 2 months later I started missing my iPhone 5 indefinitely, so I went and posted a wanted add on Craigslist, a trade of my 4S for a 5 black 32. Someone contacted me and traded me their iPhone 5 32 for my 4S 32 and $50. It was a steal, and I couldn't have been happier.

    The moral of the story: check Craigslist and use haggling to your advantage.
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    Default Re: Where to get an affordable iPhone 5 (most likely used)?

    Thanks for all your responses, guys!

    I've been checking Minneapolis Craigslist and there are NO iPhone 5s. The only iPhone 4S are like $300. There are a bunch of iPhone 4s, and they're only $180-$200. I might just settle with a 4 since a 4S and especially a 5 seem really hard to get. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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    Default Where to get an affordable iPhone 5 (most likely used)?

    Just be careful with Craigslist because while it can be known for good deals, it's also known for scams. However I've both bought and sold things through them.

    Ideally if you have one near you, have the seller meet you at an Apple Store and have a Genius check it over before turning over your money. Failing that make sure you meet in a public place and check it over well yourself.
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    Default Re: Where to get an affordable iPhone 5 (most likely used)?

    maybe check in the marketplace on sites like these or others such as phandroid, androidcentral, etc, they seem to have a few iphones every now and then. You may even be able to get a steal in the marketplace.
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    Default Re: Where to get an affordable iPhone 5 (most likely used)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Premium1 View Post
    maybe check in the marketplace on sites like these or others such as phandroid, androidcentral, etc, they seem to have a few iphones every now and then. You may even be able to get a steal in the marketplace.
    When I checked out the iMore store, I only saw accessories. Do they sell iPhones at all?
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    Default Re: Where to get an affordable iPhone 5 (most likely used)?

    Quote Originally Posted by KajGuy View Post
    When I checked out the iMore store, I only saw accessories. Do they sell iPhones at all?
    look when you click on forums under marketplace, not the imore store. For example http://forums.imore.com/buy-sell-tra...alaxy-etc.html
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    Default Re: Where to get an affordable iPhone 5 (most likely used)?

    Any other suggestions for an inexpensive, used iPhone 4S?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KajGuy View Post
    Any other suggestions for an inexpensive, used iPhone 4S?
    for a 4s I would again say check out the marketplace if you aren't having any luck with carigslist, etc.
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    Default Re: Where to get an affordable iPhone 5 (most likely used)?

    I'd like to ask this question, why is the iPhone 5 so expensive?
    Steve Jobs once called the iPod Touch, "the iPhone without a contract". I guess that this was because the iPod Touch and iPhone share many similar specs and features. The iPhone 5 has GPS, a better camera and can make calls. The screen is usually the most expensive part and the screen is identical on the current iPhone 5 and iPod Touch models.
    The iPod Touch 64GB costs US$399, an iPhone 5 64GB costs US$849. We know that we can eliminate the most expensive part, the screen, so what else do you get for that extra $450 for the iPhone and why is it worth it?
    Also, don't start saying that the 2 devices are very different, Steve Jobs didn't seem to think so.
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    I sold my White 32gb iPhone 5 basically 3 weeks old on ebay for $865 and I only paid $150 for it.. Lol. Was a nice profit
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    Quote Originally Posted by YorkieRay View Post
    I'd like to ask this question, why is the iPhone 5 so expensive?
    Steve Jobs once called the iPod Touch, "the iPhone without a contract". I guess that this was because the iPod Touch and iPhone share many similar specs and features. The iPhone 5 has GPS, a better camera and can make calls. The screen is usually the most expensive part and the screen is identical on the current iPhone 5 and iPod Touch models.
    The iPod Touch 64GB costs US$399, an iPhone 5 64GB costs US$849. We know that we can eliminate the most expensive part, the screen, so what else do you get for that extra $450 for the iPhone and why is it worth it?
    Also, don't start saying that the 2 devices are very different, Steve Jobs didn't seem to think so.
    You're trying to make an argument for your stance by grossly generalizing the differences between the iPhone and iPod Touch...the iPhone 5 isn't just a "better camera, GPS and phone", not by a long shot...the biggest difference falls in the fact that it has an internal ability to send and receive data, something the iPod Touch obviously does not. The ability to walk around and go on the internet (amongst the other thousands of things you can do with mobile data) makes it a WORLD different than the iPod Touch...and that's just one feature that I'm referencing, the other stuff is just frosting on the cake.

    So Steve Jobs made the comment...big deal. He was trying to market the iPod Touch, he wanted people to buy it, and he needed a way to make it seem as close to the iPhone as possible (and it worked). He was a genius at marketing his products, especially since there are probably millions of people who own both an iPod Touch AND an iPhone.

    Lastly...trying to justify worth and value between two people is just silly. My idea of value and worth could be a universe away from your own, so when i tell you the iPhone is worth MORE than what they charge for it, you might scoff and laugh and tell me I'm wrong...but who are you to address that? Value and worth are in the eye of the beholder.
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    Default Re: Where to get an affordable iPhone 5 (most likely used)?

    Thanks for the response Sean and I agree that when you say that the main advantaged for the iPhone is it's ability to exchange data on the phone network. It's a shame that Apple were amongst the last to bring mobile technologies like 3G and 4G to their customers, not the first.
    I also agree that an items worth cannot be valued. We will see what the iPhone's worth is to Apple when they reveal their latest quarterly earnings this week. I'm sure that the message to their customers will be, thanks for the billions. Even one stuffy investors website once used the word "crazy" to describe Apple's profits.
    I think that I will stick with Steve Jobs when he said that the iPod Touch was, "the iPhone without a contract". It's just that I don't think that the iPhone experience over an equivalent iPod Touch is worth that extra $450 that I had illustrated, but is of greater value and worth to Apple, as we will see when they publish their latest earnings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by applehead022001 View Post
    I sold my White 32gb iPhone 5 basically 3 weeks old on ebay for $865 and I only paid $150 for it.. Lol. Was a nice profit
    Can I ask where you bought it?

    Thanks!
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    Yeah I've seen them go for about 550-600. Used ive seen them around probably 500, but brand new 600. I was able to get one in a trade for my spare Galaxy s3 and 50 bucks. I thought it was a steal since it was a mint condition iPhone 5 32GB black. You can find just about any deal you want on Craigslist if you have the patience to look, because it took me like 2-3 weeks to find it. Everyone else I've tried to contact about trading was asking for 200-300.


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    Hey my fiancé is selling his iphone 5 its through tmobile he only had it a month. The reason he is selling it is because the line of work he do which is a barber he doesn't have good reception inside his shop. Other than that he doesn't complain about it ,but he don't want to miss out on any clients. The price he is selling it for is $500 but he'll take $450 and he also has 2 apple outter box cases for it.
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