1. babyboy225's Avatar
    IS it even possible to get a iphone 5 for 250$ or less?
    09-10-2013 08:45 PM
  2. Eileen89's Avatar
    Thread retitled and moved to the iPhone 5 forum for better exposure.
    09-10-2013 08:52 PM
  3. pr1nce's Avatar
    I haven't seen any that inexpensive.
    09-10-2013 09:25 PM
  4. tgp's Avatar
    I hope the iPhone 5 retains its value. I just got a new one as a warranty replacement, and I plan to sell it as soon as I've had a chance to play with iOS 7 a little. I thought they usually give you a refurbished unit, but the Genius said it's brand new. It's a black Verizon 16GB model.
    09-10-2013 09:58 PM
  5. Eileen89's Avatar
    I hope the iPhone 5 retains its value. I just got a new one as a warranty replacement, and I plan to sell it as soon as I've had a chance to play with iOS 7 a little. I thought they usually give you a refurbished unit, but the Genius said it's brand new. It's a black Verizon 16GB model.
    With the iPhone 5 being discontinued there is no worry about it retaining its value. There are many people who will prefer to buy the iPhone 5 instead of the 5C. Since the stores will no longer be carrying it, customers will be forced to find one elsewhere which is why the iPhone 5 will still hold its value for quite some time.
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    09-10-2013 10:03 PM
  6. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Highly doubt it. Now that its discontinued, value will only rise
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    09-10-2013 10:04 PM
  7. eve6er69's Avatar
    Highly doubt it. Now that its discontinued, value will only rise
    I believe the opposite. I have an old colored iMac that I paid a lot of money for around 2003 and that's discontinued and the price doesn't get higher. Price will drop

    As for the op. 250 will be hard. I still see 4/4s going for that with a case or two. May take a lot longer than you would like to wait. JMO


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    09-11-2013 12:31 AM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Yes, it is possible that you may find someone willing to part with the iPhone 5 outright for $250, but it is highly unlikely that you will. Of course, you can get the 16 GB iPhone 5S on contract for less or the 32 GB version for $50 more.
    09-11-2013 08:19 AM
  9. sting7k's Avatar
    The iPhone 5 will probably be the lowest volume iPhone that has yet been sold simply because it was only for sale for one year. I wouldn't be surprised if it's value holds or goes up a little bit as the resell markets adjust. I doubt you can get one for $250 off contract. The iPhone 4 is still going for around $100-200 on ebay right now.
    09-11-2013 11:04 AM
  10. John Yester's Avatar
    Anything less then $400 I would be really worried if I was the buyer......
    09-11-2013 11:06 AM
  11. MERCDROID's Avatar
    Anything less then $400 I would be really worried if I was the buyer......
    Yeah, it may have a cracked screen, or it may even be a stolen phone. Or, it could have been dropped in a toilet bowl... :screwy:


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    09-11-2013 11:26 AM
  12. MERCDROID's Avatar
    IS it even possible to get a iphone 5 for 250$ or less?
    I would go for a 4S, at that same price point. It's not uncommon to see the 4S priced around $200, now that it's two generations behind.

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    09-11-2013 11:29 AM
  13. c_elliott83's Avatar
    Sprint versions seem to sell for the least amount. I was searching ebay just a bit ago for a friend, and found that most ip5 under $400 are broken, water damaged, blacklisted, or have bad esn/imei.
    09-13-2013 11:15 AM
  14. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Trade in value is currently floating between $300-$350 at the various outlets that offer such...so you're definitely not going to find any of them (that are not damaged) under the trade in value as it wouldn't make much sense to sell it for less than what you can just effortlessly mail it in for.

    $450-$500 is where I'm seeing them right now in my market (Atlanta)...damaged they are still going for $300-$350 (broken screens, etc). So your $250 pricing point is far too low unfortunately...that's in the iPhone 4 (not 4S) range.
    09-13-2013 11:44 AM
  15. c_elliott83's Avatar
    Trade in value is currently floating between $300-$350 at the various outlets that offer such...so you're definitely not going to find any of them (that are not damaged) under the trade in value as it wouldn't make much sense to sell it for less than what you can just effortlessly mail it in for.

    $450-$500 is where I'm seeing them right now in my market (Atlanta)...damaged they are still going for $300-$350 (broken screens, etc). So your $250 pricing point is far too low unfortunately...that's in the iPhone 4 (not 4S) range.
    This. But the 4 would be depending on carrier. You can by cdma versions for $100-150 all day on ebay. I grabbed a sprint 4 for $70 2 weeks ago


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    09-14-2013 05:23 PM
  16. cgr1971's Avatar
    One was for sale recently on Craigslist in my area for $250. It sold very quickly. I have seen a few for $300 - $350 already. Once the 5s is out, there will be more showing up.
    09-16-2013 10:24 AM
  17. rlacrossjr's Avatar
    Bestbuy still had some 5 in stock with contract they taking $100 off regular price. I just picked up the verizon white 32gb 5 for $199+tax


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    09-16-2013 10:44 AM
  18. chocolateyum's Avatar
    IS it even possible to get a iphone 5 for 250$ or less?
    Highly doubtful. But check on Sept 20 and for a week. If you have any chance at all, that would be the time.

    Besides that, you'll have to find a sucker.
    09-18-2013 10:54 AM
  19. Oofa's Avatar
    I have been searching for a low price on a used 5 for a few weeks now and anything at the $250 range is either "for parts only" or has a cracked screen or won't power up. Even the ones with bad ESN are going for more than $250. I did get one that looks like it's straight off the shelf and has no problems whatsoever for $350 but I think I just got lucky because this guy was scrambling to raise funds for a 5s off contract. If you are willing try Ebay and spend somewhere around the $375-$400 range, you might find someone that is itching to get rid of their 5 for an upgrade. Ask lots of questions, buy only from someone that allows returns and request a lot of photos before committing to buy.
    09-18-2013 11:54 AM
  20. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I'm sure you might find someone willing to go for that price but it's rare. Plus since the 5 is no longer being made and people would rather have the 5 over the 5C, I think the prices will stay relatively close to where they are now.


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    10-19-2013 11:10 AM
  21. Rolandh's Avatar
    I just got one here in the UK for free on a 29GBP a month 24 month Contract, it made sense since the 5C costs 49GBP on a 37-41GBP a month 24 month contract and the 5 is a better looking handset in comparison to the 5C.

    Roland
    10-23-2013 04:04 PM
  22. Que Holliday's Avatar
    Yes you can buy mines
    12-20-2013 06:19 PM
  23. jdizzlebbygrl's Avatar
    You Can buy mine for 250. It is brand new never used.
    05-28-2014 08:10 PM

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