1. JulesJam's Avatar
    If you don't want to update me or you just want to yell at me for not searching, please move on.

    I need to flip an iPhone 6 before Oct.1 to get back on contract so that I won't be throttled on Verizon. These are my questions (and I know no one knows for sure, just give my your best guess and if you have the time, why you think that).

    1) Which do you think will have higher resale profit at launch - the 4.7" or 5.5"?

    2) What color do you think will have the higher resale profit?

    3) Will the release date be the 9th for both sizes or are there production problems that will delay the release of the 5.5"?

    4) Has Bestbuy.com ever shipped iPhones to home and if so, are they usually available soon after release and if so, how soon?

    Thanks to all who attempt to help me.
    Last edited by JulesJam; 09-01-2014 at 08:17 PM.
    09-01-2014 08:00 PM
  2. melbsteve's Avatar
    I wouldn't know how to reasonably respond to most of your questions, but the one thing I am pretty sure of is that you will not be able to snag and sell a 5.5" iPhone until October. Theyll be either impossibly rare or just not sold at this point (probably the latter, 2015 or end of year is much more likely).
    Oh and as for the colour question, probably gold yielding the most, but that's just based on 5S sales.
    09-01-2014 08:41 PM
  3. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    1. 5.5" for sure
    2. I guess gold but it wont have that much more resale value over other colors if any at all.
    3. Release date will not be the 9th. That for the keynote. Release will most likely be that Friday or the following Friday.
    4.dunno


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    09-01-2014 08:47 PM
  4. JulesJam's Avatar
    I wouldn't know how to reasonably respond to most of your questions, but the one thing I am pretty sure of is that you will not be able to snag and sell a 5.5" iPhone until October. Theyll be either impossibly rare or just not sold at this point (probably the latter, 2015 or end of year is much more likely).
    OK gtk, I have another upgrade available on another line in Jan 2015, I will save that for the larger iPhone.


    Oh and as for the colour question, probably gold yielding the most, but that's just based on 5S sales.
    Are there any new colors rumored? Seems like the new colors seem to be in hottest demand.
    09-01-2014 08:59 PM
  5. JulesJam's Avatar
    1. 5.5" for sure
    2. I guess gold but it wont have that much more resale value over other colors if any at all.
    3. Release date will not be the 9th. That for the keynote. Release will most likely be that Friday or the following Friday.
    4.dunno
    Thanks, if the 5.5" is released in September, then I will try to get that one, but sounds like that is very unlikely.
    09-01-2014 09:00 PM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    OK gtk, I have another upgrade available on another line in Jan 2015, I will save that for the larger iPhone.


    Are there any new colors rumored? Seems like the new colors seem to be in hottest demand.
    Haven't heard any color rumors.
    09-01-2014 09:53 PM
  7. Flow39's Avatar
    5.5" in gold would probably have the most resale value, but the 5.5" is rumored to launch later. I'd go with a 4.7" in gold if you absolutely had to turn around and sell it, it should still sell for quite a lot.
    09-01-2014 11:32 PM
  8. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    1.) Might as well ask a magic 8 ball...and there's nothing to base any historic values on in a two size release so your pie in the sky guess is as good as mine.

    2.) Might as well ask a magic 8 ball...and since there has been no official announcement of any color options at all, your pie in the sky guess is as good as mine.

    3.) Might as well ask a magic 8 ball...and since there have been no official announcements on any production issues or release dates, your pie in the sky guess is as good as mine.

    4.) Best Buy typically handles smart phones by in store order and then in store pick up ONLY. How soon? Might as well ask a magic 8 ball...since Best Buy has no official information regarding the iPhone 6 and the process or ordering such through Best Buy, your pie in the sky guess is as good as mine.
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    09-01-2014 11:38 PM
  9. JulesJam's Avatar
    1.) Might as well ask a magic 8 ball...

    2.) Might as well ask a magic 8 ball...

    3.) Might as well ask a magic 8 ball...

    4.) Might as well ask a magic 8 ball...
    What does the Magic 8 ball say?
    09-02-2014 12:56 AM
  10. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    What does the Magic 8 ball say?
    It says click this link for a better answer...

    http://forums.imore.com/iphone-6/297...eading-up.html
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    09-02-2014 01:02 AM
  11. JulesJam's Avatar
    5.5" in gold would probably have the most resale value, but the 5.5" is rumored to launch later. I'd go with a 4.7" in gold if you absolutely had to turn around and sell it, it should still sell for quite a lot.
    Do you think I could get full retail for it? It will be a verizon, which is GSM SIM unlocked.
    09-02-2014 01:11 AM
  12. JulesJam's Avatar
    It says click this link for a better answer...

    http://forums.imore.com/iphone-6/297...eading-up.html
    Shake it again and tell me what it says.
    09-02-2014 01:15 AM
  13. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Do you think I could get full retail for it? It will be a verizon, which is GSM SIM unlocked.
    Flipping phones for a profit or to break in strictly depends on the supply of the devices...historically this has lead to major profits to be had shortly after release because of a lack of supply, but there's never a guarantee this will happen, and we won't know what kind of demand/supply there is until the ordering begins.
    09-02-2014 01:16 AM
  14. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Shake it again and tell me what it says.
    Man, who'd have thought...it says the same thing!

    http://forums.imore.com/iphone-6/297...eading-up.html
    09-02-2014 01:17 AM
  15. JulesJam's Avatar
    Flipping phones for a profit or to break in strictly depends on the supply of the devices...historically this has lead to major profits to be had shortly after release because of a lack of supply
    Your magic 8 ball seems to be working again.
    09-02-2014 01:18 AM
  16. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Your magic 8 ball seems to be working again.
    The part you conveniently omitted would be relevant to said 8 ball...but for some reason you can't seem to grasp this. One day buddy...one day.
    09-02-2014 01:19 AM
  17. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Your magic 8 ball seems to have commitment issues. Must be a male magic 8 ball.
    And now odd and non-sensical rambling...yikes!
    09-02-2014 01:56 AM
  18. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    And now odd and non-sensical rambling...yikes!
    Reminds me of the folks down at CrackBerry
    qbnkelt likes this.
    09-02-2014 02:09 AM
  19. BBFunGuy's Avatar
    Posting threads on iMore is a serious business. I know it seemed to you like they were joking and you tried to join in, but the 8 ball is like an oracle around these parts, so you are cruising for a lynching. You can easily make a forumite look stupid, but never offend the 8.
    09-02-2014 12:41 PM
  20. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    no sense of humor here I see.
    I couldn't find the funnies.
    09-02-2014 04:24 PM

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