1. kataran's Avatar
    How high should I go the reserve isn't yet met but I got two days to put some thought behind it

    It's the storage size I need and the seller has 100% positive feedback
    Bidding on a 5s on EBay-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1384634012.873294.jpg


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    11-16-2013 03:33 PM
  2. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I would personally just wait it out to see what happens in the next few days. Your bid is already high.


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    11-16-2013 03:36 PM
  3. phreddyl's Avatar
    What does a new one from apple cost
    11-16-2013 03:41 PM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    What does a new one from apple cost
    $699
    11-16-2013 03:41 PM
  5. kataran's Avatar
    What does a new one from apple cost
    Apple site states 849.00 dollars


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    11-16-2013 03:59 PM
  6. phreddyl's Avatar
    Then I would go to $600
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    11-16-2013 03:59 PM
  7. kataran's Avatar
    I would personally just wait it out to see what happens in the next few days. Your bid is already high.


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    Thanks sound advice


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    11-16-2013 04:00 PM
  8. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Then I would go to $600
    If he goes to $600 today, tomorrow someone could do $700. By then it could be high enough that he can go to an Apple store to buy it for $849. Sometimes bidders forget the purpose of bidding. Lol


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    11-16-2013 04:04 PM
  9. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    $699
    Scratch that. I was thinking of a 64GB iPad
    11-16-2013 04:06 PM
  10. Oofa's Avatar
    Check what recent auctions of iPhone 5s have sold for on eBay. You can get a round-about idea of what the going price is and bid in that area. I always hesitate to bid on anything with a reserve price on it. It's usually too high and I end up finding a better deal if I either bid on something without reserve or just go for a buy-it-now price that I feel is comfortable for me.
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    11-16-2013 05:18 PM
  11. phreddyl's Avatar
    If he goes to $600 today, tomorrow someone could do $700. By then it could be high enough that he can go to an Apple store to buy it for $849. Sometimes bidders forget the purpose of bidding. Lol


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    I didn't say he should do that now. I am fully aware on how to bid on eBay.
    11-16-2013 05:33 PM
  12. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    If he goes to $600 today, tomorrow someone could do $700. By then it could be high enough that he can go to an Apple store to buy it for $849. Sometimes bidders forget the purpose of bidding. Lol


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    What difference would it make? Even used Sprint 5S's are going for close to retail, so he'd be saving money regardless...A person should always place a bid on eBay with the highest amount they are willing to spend off the bat, that way you don't torture yourself in bidding wars (and you don't spend more than you're wanting to)...as proxy bidding goes, it's simply a safe and convenient way to get something for your own pre-set price (which, in this case, will probably need to be closer to retail because of the demand on the 5S across the spectrum).
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    11-17-2013 10:16 PM
  13. barrcuda70's Avatar
    What difference would it make? Even used Sprint 5S's are going for close to retail, so he'd be saving money regardless...A person should always place a bid on eBay with the highest amount they are willing to spend off the bat, that way you don't torture yourself in bidding wars (and you don't spend more than you're wanting to)...as proxy bidding goes, it's simply a safe and convenient way to get something for your own pre-set price (which, in this case, will probably need to be closer to retail because of the demand on the 5S across the spectrum).
    Agreed
    11-17-2013 10:41 PM
  14. kataran's Avatar
    I've been watching four auctions on similar iPhones and the last one a Gold 64GB went to the highest bidder for 795.00 dollars brand new so I'm assuming the reserve on my bid will be in the 750 range but it's really impossible to tell the reserve it not yet met with one day remaining so I'm gonna keep my bid at 500.00 dollars on this auction and most likely go for a buy it now for around this price range
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    I don't like to pay full price for anything


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    11-17-2013 10:47 PM
  15. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I just saw the end date on that gold 5S, lol...that guy is going to make some major cash!

    The gold 5S's are dropping like rocks in value though. A day after I sold mine before getting my space grey model, I saw the average drop like $50, and was like phew!
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    11-17-2013 11:37 PM
  16. kataran's Avatar
    The guy just threw up the buy it now price
    Bidding on a 5s on EBay-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1384749886.796020.jpg

    He must be sweating cause the bids are low and he appears to have gotten it as a gift
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    11-17-2013 11:46 PM
  17. finn5975's Avatar
    The guy just threw up the buy it now price
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    He must be sweating cause the bids are low and he appears to have gotten it as a gift
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    I wonder if he/she is new to eBay. The sandbaggers aren't going to be dropping bids until an hour or less to go. I just sold a 16gb 5s space grey last week on eBay. It was at $250 with an hour to go and sold for $685.
    11-18-2013 06:25 AM
  18. jburke82's Avatar
    I wonder if he/she is new to eBay. The sandbaggers aren't going to be dropping bids until an hour or less to go. I just sold a 16gb 5s space grey last week on eBay. It was at $250 with an hour to go and sold for $685.
    I was thinking the same thing! Stuff gets crazy in the last hor or so!
    11-18-2013 10:28 AM
  19. jburke82's Avatar
    Good luc Kataran...let us know the outcome
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    11-18-2013 10:28 AM
  20. kataran's Avatar
    Well someone paid the asking buy it now price for the listed iPhone I was bidding on
    Bidding on a 5s on EBay-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1384799519.629211.jpg

    It was a great deal only thing that held me back was the no Return policy but it's understandable for the price he listed it as a New gifted phone wrong carrier and color so I'm assuming he did open it

    I'm gonna end up buying from the Apple store pay full price with no hassles now that more 64 bit M7 apps are coming along I want the 5s and with only 2GB free space left on my i5 so this will happen before X-mass


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    11-18-2013 01:39 PM
  21. kataran's Avatar
    Watch for a Seller named bargain_2011

    Listed a Sprint 5s and I asked him a simple Question and his response was as follows

    Dear bargain_2011,

    Assuming last photo is a generic cause it shows Verizon and you stated the box is sealed from the factory is this correct?

    - kataran1

    Dear kataran1,

    You don't know what is the different between Verizon and Print. And also don't know which is the real and not real one. Sorry, don't ever bid it.

    - bargain_2011

    Dear bargain_2011,

    What are you serious I asked a simple question you state it's a Sprint iPhone 5s with a picture of a 5s on the Verizon network !!

    You need to know what your selling can't believe you have 100% feedback and learn how to spell Sprint

    Don't worry I'm not gonna bid on your Auction now

    Thank you for Nothing

    - kataran1






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    11-18-2013 09:26 PM
  22. Eileen89's Avatar
    Watch for a Seller named bargain_2011

    Listed a Sprint 5s and I asked him a simple Question and his response was as follows

    Dear bargain_2011,

    Assuming last photo is a generic cause it shows Verizon and you stated the box is sealed from the factory is this correct?

    - kataran1

    Dear kataran1,

    You don't know what is the different between Verizon and Print. And also don't know which is the real and not real one. Sorry, don't ever bid it.

    - bargain_2011

    Dear bargain_2011,

    What are you serious I asked a simple question you state it's a Sprint iPhone 5s with a picture of a 5s on the Verizon network !!

    You need to know what your selling can't believe you have 100% feedback and learn how to spell Sprint

    Don't worry I'm not gonna bid on your Auction now

    Thank you for Nothing

    - kataran1






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    Seems a little shady to me that this seller can't even answer a few simple questions. I would not be doing business with this dude that's for sure....


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    11-18-2013 09:35 PM
  23. JOEY NEAT's Avatar
    With the few posts of seen on here from people buying on Ebay just to end up with a locked unusable phone, I'd stay away from Ebay. At least on Craigslist you can meet with the seller and make sure all is ok.
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    11-20-2013 11:42 AM
  24. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    With the few posts of seen on here from people buying on Ebay just to end up with a locked unusable phone, I'd stay away from Ebay. At least on Craigslist you can meet with the seller and make sure all is ok.
    If you buy an iPhone 5S that is listed as "unlocked" but is not when it arrives, you can get a full refund back almost immediately with proof of tracking back to the seller. iPhone 5S's listed as true unlocked models (whether by carrier unlock or sold as unlocked from the box) sell for substantially more than normal models of the same specs...for instance, my last gold 5S 32GB was going for about $150-$200 more than the carrier locked variants for sale at the same time (at end of auction).
    11-20-2013 02:48 PM
  25. Eileen89's Avatar
    With the few posts of seen on here from people buying on Ebay just to end up with a locked unusable phone, I'd stay away from Ebay. At least on Craigslist you can meet with the seller and make sure all is ok.
    I have purchased a few iPhones on eBay and never had any issues with the seller or the iPhones. I always check the sellers feedback before placing any bid along with checking whether he/she has sold phones before. Anything less than 99% feedback and I simply move on to another auction. I've read issues with people buying iPhones on Craigslist before as well, so it's hit or miss anytime you are purchasing an iPhone from any third party.
    11-20-2013 07:20 PM
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