1. WcHorse's Avatar
    As the title states, what's the best way to do it? I have found some sites that will purchase it and I listed on Craigslist along with the multiple other iPhone sellers. Any advice? Will jailbreaking and unlocking yield me better offers? Thanks in advance.
    06-09-2010 07:08 PM
  2. iquinn's Avatar
    I'm going to throw mine up on EBAY, the sad truth is though that you should not expect to get much more then 200-300 even for a 3GS. As for unlocking, I really don't see that adding much value to it since TMO is the only other carrier that it can run on in the states and you can't use 3G with it.
    06-09-2010 07:26 PM
  3. big9erfan's Avatar
    TMo is the only other carrier in the US, in other countries though, that's far from the case.
    06-09-2010 07:34 PM
  4. WcHorse's Avatar
    Iquinn are those your expected prices for a 16gb or 32gb? I'm selling a 32gb but don't know how much I should really expect to get out of it.
    06-09-2010 08:05 PM
  5. Ivoryplum's Avatar
    You can throw it up on Craigslist.
    Just make up your own price, say $400. I think you can get more on Crasiglist than eBay right now for iPhones since theres so many for sale on eBay.
    And if no one bites, you didn't lose any money since it's free to list.
    06-09-2010 08:57 PM
  6. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Or u can sell it at the marketplace here on TIPB
    06-09-2010 09:23 PM
  7. IWannaiPhone4's Avatar
    I don't know I just have an old iPod touch
    06-09-2010 11:51 PM
  8. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I usually sell it on kijiji. Last year I got $350 for my 16GB 3G, bought a 16GB 3GS and made $115. :P
    06-10-2010 12:00 AM
  9. Ipheuria's Avatar
    If you want to sell I would check all the sites like kijiji,ebay & craigslist to see the price range based on condition and then you can price yours. Then take some good pictures and include as much info about it is it JBable, unlockable, any warranty left, etc then see who bites and be prepared to be lowballed.
    06-10-2010 12:27 AM
  10. WcHorse's Avatar
    I'm seeing some phones on eBay going for 1,000+!!! What kind of scam is this? Has to be a scam right?
    06-10-2010 12:50 AM
  11. MAGNUS's Avatar
    I put mine up on CL and figured I wouldn't get more than $250, so I started at $300. I received 8 emails in 20 minutes and someone picked up within an hour. I had a 16gb 3GS, with a small crack on the bottom, near the home button. I checked later in the day and people had theirs up for $400-$500.

    My co-worker posted his on eBay, with a Buy-it-Now option, for $300. His sold literally in 5 minutes. Not exaggerating at all.

    I started thinking I may have under-sold mine. Either way, I'm just glad I wont be out any cash to upgrade.
    06-10-2010 10:21 AM
  12. MAGNUS's Avatar
    Note: My phone was Jailbroken and unlocked. The buyer did mention that's one of the reasons he wanted it.
    06-10-2010 10:25 AM
  13. deadp1xel's Avatar
    As the title states, what's the best way to do it? I have found some sites that will purchase it and I listed on Craigslist along with the multiple other iPhone sellers. Any advice? Will jailbreaking and unlocking yield me better offers? Thanks in advance.
    Don't sell it! Gazelle it! Sorry, I love the macbreak weekly podcast and they advertise for gazelle constantly. It seems like a good website, for instance if you have a good condition 3GS 32 GB, they will pay you $272, which is almost retail. Here's the link if your interested!


    Gazelle It!
    06-10-2010 06:27 PM
  14. ghostface147's Avatar
    I put mine up on CL and figured I wouldn't get more than $250, so I started at $300. I received 8 emails in 20 minutes and someone picked up within an hour. I had a 16gb 3GS, with a small crack on the bottom, near the home button. I checked later in the day and people had theirs up for $400-$500.

    My co-worker posted his on eBay, with a Buy-it-Now option, for $300. His sold literally in 5 minutes. Not exaggerating at all.

    I started thinking I may have under-sold mine. Either way, I'm just glad I wont be out any cash to upgrade.
    Possibly, but you moved it quickly. You did good.
    06-10-2010 06:36 PM
  15. cjvitek's Avatar
    It's a question of money vs. convenience.

    Gazelle is convenient - you pay for shipping, you just put it in a a box and get a check later.

    But you take a hit with the money. If you want the most, eBay is probably the way to go.

    Me, I am just looking to get the cost of the next phone covered.

    Chris
    06-10-2010 06:37 PM
  16. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Don't sell it! Gazelle it! Sorry, I love the macbreak weekly podcast and they advertise for gazelle constantly. It seems like a good website, for instance if you have a good condition 3GS 32 GB, they will pay you $272, which is almost retail. Here's the link if your interested!


    Gazelle It!
    I'd rather not when they are only willing to give $226 for a 16GB 3GS in "Perfect" condition.. Screw that! I can easily get at least $350 for it, if not $450.
    06-10-2010 06:39 PM
  17. Ipheuria's Avatar
    It's funny cause just last year when the 3Gs just out I bought a brand new 16 3G for 350 and sold it for 500 lol now it would be worth pocket lint LOL
    06-10-2010 06:44 PM
  18. clg82's Avatar
    My jailbroken 8gb 3g just sold yesterday on there buy it now for $250.00
    06-10-2010 06:47 PM
  19. deadp1xel's Avatar
    I'd rather not when they are only willing to give $226 for a 16GB 3GS in "Perfect" condition.. Screw that! I can easily get at least $350 for it, if not $450.

    I was suggesting it because it's convenient. And $226 isn't that bad considering the phone retails for $199. Although you are correct that you can get it for more on ebay, was just telling op of another option
    06-10-2010 06:52 PM
  20. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I was suggesting it because it's convenient. And $226 isn't that bad considering the phone retails for $199. Although you are correct that you can get it for more on ebay, was just telling op of another option
    Retails for $199 on a two year contract though.
    Off contract, it retails for freaking $599. I'm not selling a $600 phone for $225 :P
    06-10-2010 07:09 PM
  21. WcHorse's Avatar
    I got a buyer meeting me Monday buying it for $375. May have got more on eBay but I saw the white version of my phone sell on there for 340ish so I settles with this offer. New 32gb iPhone 4 with a little bit money left over isn't a bad deal in my opinion. That and I feel like I'm allowing someone else to get it at a good price so I'm content! Thanks for the replies!
    06-10-2010 10:04 PM
  22. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Glad it worked out for you. It's a win-win for both.
    06-10-2010 10:13 PM
  23. Thudstaff's Avatar
    Someone please educate me.

    I bought my 3GS (first iPhone) last year on release day and am eligible for the upgrade. I certainly want to keep my current phone until I get the new one. How does this even work? Let's say I order mine from either my really local AT&T store or somewhat local Apple store. I get my new iPhone with my current number and synced with all my current apps and whatnot.

    What do I need to do with the old phone to make it ready for sale? Does the sim card need to be removed? Is this something that can/will be done by AT&T/Apple when I activate the new phone? I'm assuming I can wipe my old phone somehow. Should I unlock the old phone? What is the benefit to someone of buying my old phone? Is it that they can use AT&T and not have to sign a contract? Do they get a better monthly rate since the phone isn't being subsidized by AT&T?
    06-13-2010 12:26 AM
  24. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Thudstaff
    Someone please educate me.

    I bought my 3GS (first iPhone) last year on release day and am eligible for the upgrade. I certainly want to keep my current phone until I get the new one. How does this even work? Let's say I order mine from either my really local AT&T store or somewhat local Apple store. I get my new iPhone with my current number and synced with all my current apps and whatnot.

    What do I need to do with the old phone to make it ready for sale? Does the sim card need to be removed? Is this something that can/will be done by AT&T/Apple when I activate the new phone? I'm assuming I can wipe my old phone somehow. Should I unlock the old phone? What is the benefit to someone of buying my old phone? Is it that they can use AT&T and not have to sign a contract? Do they get a better monthly rate since the phone isn't being subsidized by AT&T?


    Wow, that's alot of ?'s. Here goes, all u need to do is restore ur iPhone and it will be wiped back to factory settings. If u sell it, remove ur sim card. The benefit to them is they get an iPhone without having to buy a contract. The rates/plans are the same. Hope this clears things up.
    06-13-2010 12:36 AM
  25. Thudstaff's Avatar
    Wow, that's alot of ?'s. Here goes, all u need to do is restore ur iPhone and it will be wiped back to factory settings. If u sell it, remove ur sim card. The benefit to them is they get an iPhone without having to buy a contract. The rates/plans are the same. Hope this clears things up.
    I teach full-time for a living and am a full-time student as well. Questions are part of my daily life.


    I'm assuming the sim card is easy to remove. I haven't googled the info yet but will.

    Edit: Removing the sim is EASY.
    Last edited by Thudstaff; 06-13-2010 at 12:44 AM.
    06-13-2010 12:40 AM
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