1. msm0511's Avatar
    I have the XS Max, but I also have a 256GB Space Grey iPhone X I got on launch day that's just sitting in a drawer. My dad is currently using an old iPhone SE. He wants a phone with a bigger screen, but he refuses to upgrade. Would it be in bad taste to gift him my used iPhone X for Xmas?
    12-18-2018 09:46 AM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    Why? A gift is a gift is a gift.
    He’ll appreciate it.
    msm0511, calebt, joemd60 and 4 others like this.
    12-18-2018 09:49 AM
  3. kataran's Avatar
    That’s a great gift
    msm0511 and libra89 like this.
    12-18-2018 09:50 AM
  4. msm0511's Avatar
    Why? A gift is a gift is a gift.
    He’ll appreciate it.
    Wasn’t sure if it’s poor etiquette to gift used items.
    12-18-2018 09:51 AM
  5. Tartarus's Avatar
    Wasn’t sure if it’s poor etiquette to gift used items.
    It’s your father.. Etiquette only applies to people you don’t know.
    12-18-2018 09:52 AM
  6. kataran's Avatar
    Wasn’t sure if it’s poor etiquette to gift used items.
    I’ve giving used Tech out for gifts for years. As long as there in good working order it’s the same as new
    libra89, Tartarus, joemd60 and 1 others like this.
    12-18-2018 09:52 AM
  7. msm0511's Avatar
    12-18-2018 09:53 AM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Thanks guys.
    Make sure it has plenty of battery life left. If it's low, you might put a new one in.
    $29.99 for 2 more weeks.
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    12-18-2018 10:27 AM
  9. msm0511's Avatar
    Make sure it has plenty of battery life left. If it's low, you might put a new one in.
    $29.99 for 2 more weeks.
    When I put it away it was still at Maximum Capacity according to Battery Health in Settings.
    12-18-2018 10:38 AM
  10. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    To me it depends on who you're giving it to. While a tech dweeb (myself included) might appreciate the fact that it's an awesome phone and arguably much better than most brand new smartphones on the market not everyone has that level of appreciation. My wife, for example, is one of the least materialistic people in the world but if I gave her my old phone for Christmas she'd rip my head off.
    Again, it's all in who is receiving it.
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    12-18-2018 10:49 AM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I have the XS Max, but I also have a 256GB Space Grey iPhone X I got on launch day that's just sitting in a drawer. My dad is currently using an old iPhone SE. He wants a phone with a bigger screen, but he refuses to upgrade. Would it be in bad taste to gift him my used iPhone X for Xmas?
    Nope...It is NOT in bad taste, and I'm sure your dad will be grateful. Remember, us dads don't require a lot...
    12-18-2018 10:53 AM
  12. worldspy99's Avatar
    I have the XS Max, but I also have a 256GB Space Grey iPhone X I got on launch day that's just sitting in a drawer. My dad is currently using an old iPhone SE. He wants a phone with a bigger screen, but he refuses to upgrade. Would it be in bad taste to gift him my used iPhone X for Xmas?
    Absolutely not.
    That's an amazing gift. Slap a screen protector on. Include a new case and maybe swap out accessories and he will feel like he got a brand new device!
    12-18-2018 01:00 PM
  13. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I think it's an amazing and very generous gift. Go for it!
    kataran and joemd60 like this.
    12-18-2018 01:01 PM
  14. Anastayja1's Avatar
    It is actually very thoughtful. I just gifted my sister my 8+ because she really wanted an iPhone but she just got the new iPad and couldn't justify getting both.
    libra89 and joemd60 like this.
    12-18-2018 03:22 PM
  15. TgeekB's Avatar
    I agree with most. Sounds like a thoughtful and gracious gift.
    Gifts do not have to be brand new, expensive and “the best”. They just should fill a need for the recipient.
    libra89, joemd60 and iwoodland like this.
    12-18-2018 04:37 PM
  16. robertk328's Avatar
    To me it depends on who you're giving it to. While a tech dweeb (myself included) might appreciate the fact that it's an awesome phone and arguably much better than most brand new smartphones on the market not everyone has that level of appreciation. My wife, for example, is one of the least materialistic people in the world but if I gave her my old phone for Christmas she'd rip my head off.
    Again, it's all in who is receiving it.
    12-18-2018 05:49 PM
  17. violetjune's Avatar
    It’s an awesome gift!! I’m actually doing the same thing, gifting an X to one of my daughters and also gifting a 7 plus to my other daughter.
    12-18-2018 11:47 PM
  18. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I don't think so. Sure it,s used, but at least your dad knows the previous owner.

    To give a different perspective on things, I built each pair of my family members a PC for Christmas. They each got a used component to keep things relatively equal. I'm sure it will all go over well.
    libra89 likes this.
    12-19-2018 10:18 AM
  19. Quis89's Avatar
    I have the XS Max, but I also have a 256GB Space Grey iPhone X I got on launch day that's just sitting in a drawer. My dad is currently using an old iPhone SE. He wants a phone with a bigger screen, but he refuses to upgrade. Would it be in bad taste to gift him my used iPhone X for Xmas?
    Just sitting in a drawer? If it's in good condition then that sounds like a very tasty gift actually. Nothing wrong with that at all.
    12-19-2018 02:27 PM
  20. nikkisharif's Avatar
    That’s a pretty awesome gift!! Your dad will love it
    joemd60 and libra89 like this.
    12-19-2018 08:14 PM
  21. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I regularly do this. It’s the reason I’m so persnickety about keeping a case and a screen protector in each new device.

    Every family member I’ve ever given my old phone to has been happy about it.
    kataran and iwoodland like this.
    12-20-2018 09:20 AM
  22. joemd60's Avatar
    It’s a nice gesture considering what new phones cost.
    BreakingKayfabe likes this.
    12-20-2018 04:04 PM
  23. Dwood1970's Avatar
    Give him a nice new case and App Store gift card to go along with it. The perfect mixture of new and used.
    libra89, wenrob, Westiemom and 1 others like this.
    12-22-2018 03:59 PM
  24. li2327's Avatar
    That's an awesome gift!! I'm sure he will love it!
    12-22-2018 09:22 PM
  25. SprSynJn's Avatar
    If it’s family, I see nothing wrong with it. I wouldn’t go gifting used stuff to others though.
    12-23-2018 01:00 AM
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