1. Bl00dRunzC0ld's Avatar
    How much would an unlocked T-Mobile iphone 5 16gb fetch?
    07-08-2013 09:51 PM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Used or Sealed in box?

    $450-$550 used...that's what the AT&T unlocked models are going for on CL (Atlanta) and eBay, so that should be a pretty good indicator for the T-Mobile one as well.

    Could go higher if you found the right buyer, but the above is a pretty good average. New/Sealed in box will fetch anywhere from $50-$100 more than used...again, depending on the buyer.
    07-08-2013 10:08 PM
  3. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    May bring a bit more on eBay with the international market but then u have to deal with that nightmare
    07-08-2013 10:17 PM
  4. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Consider too that the market is saturated with them now...and with the "rumors" of a new iPhone coming into focus, values are going to plummet week by week.
    07-08-2013 10:19 PM
  5. Bl00dRunzC0ld's Avatar
    Thanks guys. Didn't know if it would go off of AT&T values or not.
    07-08-2013 10:23 PM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Should mirror them pretty closely...being an unlocked model would make it hard (and possibly impossible) to recognize a difference between the T-Mobile and AT&T models.

    One funny thing I observed while looking at prices to retort to you, it seems the Verizon models are dropping like rocks in value, and the Sprint ones are hilariously underpriced.
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    07-08-2013 10:26 PM
  7. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Better sell quick while u can still get the $$ for it. Like Sean said market prices are gonna fall
    07-08-2013 10:32 PM
  8. Judson50's Avatar
    You can guarantee $330 from Gazelle.com

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    07-08-2013 10:36 PM
  9. Bl00dRunzC0ld's Avatar
    Why would anyone ever use Gazelle? I'm not trying to get pawn shop prices lol.
    07-08-2013 10:46 PM
  10. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I get a kick out of people who use those websites/companies that give offers like that...you might as well hop on Pawn Stars and tell them Steve Jobs magically touched it before he died. They'll give you about the same monetary joke as those websites do...
    07-08-2013 10:57 PM
  11. Judson50's Avatar
    Really? What's wrong with gazelle? I must be missing something.
    07-08-2013 11:07 PM
  12. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Really? What's wrong with gazelle? I must be missing something.
    Yup...you're missing about $200 worth of value using that joke of a website.
    djjohnson likes this.
    07-08-2013 11:31 PM
  13. Judson50's Avatar
    Yup...you're missing about $200 worth of value using that joke of a website.
    Where do you sell? When I look in ebay the iPhone 4's selling are selling in the 180-220 range. There are few buyers art the gazelle rate.
    07-08-2013 11:32 PM
  14. pr1nce's Avatar
    There's a lot of 4S's and 5's on the market now with a new device on the way. Hurry and get it on the market.
    07-08-2013 11:37 PM
  15. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Where do you sell? When I look in ebay the iPhone 4's selling are selling in the 180-220 range. There are few buyers art the gazelle rate.
    I sell privately to a person I know, on Craigslist or on eBay...any of those would infinitely be better than Gazelle (and the other like websites that offer you "guaranteed value").

    iPhone 4's are selling for $180-$220...Gazelle is offering $140 for the iPhone 4, so again, you're missing $40-$80 profit even on that 3 year old iPhone.

    As far as the iPhone 5 goes...there are TONS of them selling on eBay right now (most with 5+ bidders in a bidding war over them), and my local CL also has dozens of listings for unlocked iPhone 5's. Hell...even the lowly Sprint iPhone 5's arnt as low as Gazelle is offering on them, they are in the $375-$425 range on eBay (WITH bidders).

    Just for example's sake, here's one of the first ones that pops up on eBay, this was without even scrolling down to see the others in the range...(30 bidders...also notice it is damaged cosmetically)...

    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53...item3a829df562

    ...using Gazelle is essentially handing them free money.
    Last edited by SeanHRCC; 07-09-2013 at 12:06 AM.
    07-08-2013 11:53 PM
  16. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Here's the higher end of the spectrum (again, WITH bidders)...

    Apple iPhone 5 16GB Black Slate New Factory Unlocked World Phone | eBay

    ...and for sh*ts and giggles, here's one with a broken front display that is approaching Gazelles offer...

    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53...item232cd75267

    ...there's zero comparison here. Gazelle is raping you on these things.
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    07-09-2013 12:04 AM
  17. Schufly's Avatar
    Patience and caution are the keys for using Craig'sList. If your offer is reasonable, most likely you will get a bite. I'm done with Ebay. The fees are outrageous. They get you coming and going. Here in the Lansing MI area your IP5 would go for 440 to 500 on CL. Once the colleges get back in, you may get a tad more.
    07-09-2013 07:26 PM
  18. swarlos's Avatar
    Also something that helps the value is if you have AppleCare+ with the device, just transfer it over to the new buyer.


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    07-11-2013 12:00 AM
  19. swarlos's Avatar
    Patience and caution are the keys for using Craig'sList. If your offer is reasonable, most likely you will get a bite. I'm done with Ebay. The fees are outrageous. They get you coming and going. Here in the Lansing MI area your IP5 would go for 440 to 500 on CL. Once the colleges get back in, you may get a tad more.
    Yeah eBay is really starting to blow like as you stated the fees are ridiculous plus if you use PayPal then you got their fee as well, such a joke!


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    07-11-2013 12:01 AM
  20. cardfan's Avatar
    I've used a trade in service one time. My sisters iphone 4 had problems last oct. Speaker didn't work. Port was sticky as if a soft drink had gotten on it. Screen had scratches. And apple had refused to swap it (citing liquid dmg). Anyways Verizon only asked if the screen came on. It met that criteria. They issued a decent credit for it after I sent it in. 175. This was all done online. Pretty simple.
    07-11-2013 01:01 AM
  21. Chris Kerrigan's Avatar
    I sell privately to a person I know, on Craigslist or on eBay...any of those would infinitely be better than Gazelle (and the other like websites that offer you "guaranteed value").

    iPhone 4's are selling for $180-$220...Gazelle is offering $140 for the iPhone 4, so again, you're missing $40-$80 profit even on that 3 year old iPhone.

    As far as the iPhone 5 goes...there are TONS of them selling on eBay right now (most with 5+ bidders in a bidding war over them), and my local CL also has dozens of listings for unlocked iPhone 5's. Hell...even the lowly Sprint iPhone 5's arnt as low as Gazelle is offering on them, they are in the $375-$425 range on eBay (WITH bidders).

    Just for example's sake, here's one of the first ones that pops up on eBay, this was without even scrolling down to see the others in the range...(30 bidders...also notice it is damaged cosmetically)...

    Apple iPhone 5 Latest Model 16GB Black Slate Unlocked Smartphone | eBay

    ...using Gazelle is essentially handing them free money.
    Whilst I generally agree with your point about Gazelle and sites like it, it could be worse. Gamestop has a trade-in program for smartphones and tablets. A buddy of mine mistakingly took his 4S into one not too long ago and they offered him a pretty pathetic $105. Granted, GameStop isn't quite the same as Gazelle and it should be expected from them, at least Gazelle isn't THAT cheap.
    07-11-2013 07:47 AM
  22. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Yeah eBay is really starting to blow like as you stated the fees are ridiculous plus if you use PayPal then you got their fee as well, such a joke!


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    Here's the thing though...say you sell your iPhone 5 for $500 (which is on the median of sale prices you could expect), and you do it in an auction on eBay. Worst case you're looking at about $60 in service fees between eBay and PayPal at the end of the day, so that's $440 in your pocket. You're telling me that you'd just assume throw away $110 in the name of principal? Some how standing up to eBay's outrageous service fees?

    Maybe it's just me, but I'm willing to take the hit on the service fees if I'm making over a hundred bucks profit vs. selling it to one of these trade in stores (who, may I remind you, have a notorious history of getting phones in and dropping the condition level down a notch to save $20-$30, and sending you an invoice, after you've gone through shipping and what not, that is lower than quoted because they consider your phone to have "normal wear and tear" but not in "flawless" condition)...so take that $110 and make it a little closer to $150.

    I'll gladly pay eBay service fees vs. throwing almost $150 in the trash...it's not a substantial amount of money, and it's not going to make or break me, but think about it like this...that's $150 closer to the next gen iPhone when it's released. Sounds better than using it as kindling to me. Maybe I'm alone on that...who knows.
    07-11-2013 07:57 AM
  23. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Whilst I generally agree with your point about Gazelle and sites like it, it could be worse. Gamestop has a trade-in program for smartphones and tablets. A buddy of mine mistakingly took his 4S into one not too long ago and they offered him a pretty pathetic $105. Granted, GameStop isn't quite the same as Gazelle and it should be expected from them, at least Gazelle isn't THAT cheap.
    Gamestops practices of trade in value are one of the worst on the market...and not just for smart phones, for everything they sell. They'll sell you a video game and even if the seal isn't broken, if you tried to trade it in (for which they would sell it as new/unopened), you'd get about 75% value on the game. It's absurd, but they are a private business, and can do it as they see fit...Best Buy is really running circles around them when it comes to game trade ins now, because Best Buy offers at least some decent incentives.

    Trying to show Gazelle in a positive light by comparing them to Gamestop would be like trying to show Charles Manson in a positive light by comparing him to Hitler.
    07-11-2013 08:10 AM
  24. Chris Kerrigan's Avatar
    Trading in anything at Best Buy is like buying a new car. The moment it leaves the property...
    07-11-2013 08:11 AM
  25. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Trading in anything at Best Buy is like buying a new car. The moment it leaves the property...
    Best Buy's trade in practices are substantially better than Gamestops when it comes to games though...not to throw this thread off track, but when you go to Best Buy and you trade something in, 9 times out of 10 you're getting some kind of incentive for it...most times when I've done it, they give you 20-30% trade in value on top of what the initial value is, and many times during new game releases, they have gone as high as 100% trade in value over the initial value (essentially doubling your trade in).

    Gamestop, AT BEST, has you join the Power Up program (and even pay for the elite level of this service) to get even close to these incentives...which washes the additional value at the end of the day making it pointless if you're having to pay to get more value on trade ins.
    07-11-2013 08:24 AM
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