1. emily0605's Avatar
    I am upgrading today and am going to sell my iPhone 3GS - I am considering using gazelle to avoid any hassle, but think I could do better selling it privately. If I do a private sale, do I need to remove the SIM card? Is there any harm in leaving it in? Is there anything else I need to be careful about?

    Thanks.
    06-29-2010 12:18 PM
  2. scottdoc718's Avatar
    Yes, I would remove the sim card. Also make sure that you "Erase all content and Settings" before giving it up. This will delete all your data
    06-29-2010 12:43 PM
  3. fubaracing7374's Avatar
    Yeah that's what I was going to say, if you can it will bring more money if it's jailbroken...if you know someone that can do it for you.
    06-29-2010 12:48 PM
  4. ghostface147's Avatar
    I sold my 3GS for 300 bucks yesterday. I did a restore, didn't include the SIM card and made a video demo of the phone on sale and posted it on YouTube. I posted that link in the ad. I also left a contact number so they can text or call. People aren't comfortable buying something off of craigslist without some way to contact the person.

    I've never heard of gazelle.
    06-29-2010 12:51 PM
  5. macharborguy's Avatar
    I've never heard of gazelle.
    Leo Laporte has been advertising Gazelle on his TWiT Live shows, and I have used it to sell off my old Palm Zire 72. Didn't get a whole lot for it, but at least it isn't wasting storage space anymore.
    06-29-2010 12:54 PM
  6. Cleveland's Avatar
    sold my 6 month old 3GS on ebay for almost $300 ... 288 + shipping to be exact... sold it no reserve, had lots of photos, included any cases I had for it, and let it run (usually a 1 day or 3 day auction is best) since no one really bids until the very end on those
    06-29-2010 03:04 PM
  7. Murphy5156's Avatar
    I just sold my 18-month old iPhone 3G 16GB Black for $193.50 on eBay (15 total bids). The phone is in like-new condition and I am shipping it in the original box with all the pack-ins. I'm pretty happy to get that kind of money for it. Pretty much paid for my new iPhone 4!
    06-29-2010 04:53 PM
  8. RIPNHL2005's Avatar
    I sold my 3GS 16GB black on ebay jailbroken and unlocked with blackrain and blacksnow to someone in russia for $444.44.

    :o)
    06-29-2010 04:56 PM
  9. ghostface147's Avatar
    Leo Laporte has been advertising Gazelle on his TWiT Live shows, and I have used it to sell off my old Palm Zire 72. Didn't get a whole lot for it, but at least it isn't wasting storage space anymore.

    never heard of it
    06-29-2010 05:09 PM
  10. emily0605's Avatar
    Yeah that's what I was going to say, if you can it will bring more money if it's jailbroken...if you know someone that can do it for you.
    Interesting. Why will it bring more jailbroken? My brother in law has a jailbroken phone, so he could help me with it. It was upgraded to iOS4, though, so I'll have to check if jailbreaks are available.

    How do you determine condition? I think it's in good condition, but it's by no means out of the box perfect. There are no scratches or anything, but you can tell it's been out of the box. I'm always so nervous that I'll overstate the condition and disappoint someone.
    06-29-2010 09:13 PM
  11. emily0605's Avatar
    I sold my 3GS 16GB black on ebay jailbroken and unlocked with blackrain and blacksnow to someone in russia for $444.44.

    :o)
    I'm nervous selling overseas. How do you unlock the phone? Or is that part of jailbreaking? (Sorry if this is an obvious question)
    06-29-2010 09:14 PM
  12. RIPNHL2005's Avatar
    I have gotten $750 & $350 last 2 years selling jailbroken and unlocked to san juan then australia last year. Never had a problem. Just have to put international shipping between $30-$40= to cover yourself.
    I never updated 3GS beyond 3.1.2 software so i was able to unlock with Blacksn0w.
    Directions are here and is very easy....for mac

    http://www.tipb.com/2009/11/22/jailb...w-mac-edition/
    06-29-2010 09:17 PM
  13. anjru0805's Avatar
    Jailbreaking and unlocking usually brings more money because people believe you're doing something advanced and difficult to the phone (that they could never figure out how to do) to make it better and more usuable.
    06-30-2010 09:56 AM
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