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10-01-2013, 08:25 PM #21
Also, locked vs. unlocked does matter if you want the most cash for resale. That's why Verizon LTE phones are so expensive. They all come unlocked.
10-01-2013, 08:34 PM #22
Also, I remember way back selling my iPhone 3GS for $650 to someone in Canada. It was JB and unlocked. Good times. I bought the 4s with that money for $400. So I pocketed $250. Crazy. I just sold that same 4s for $305 and bought the 5s for $400. Guess I lost a bit huh? Lol
10-01-2013, 08:59 PM #23
10-01-2013, 09:40 PM #24
These trade in deals are a joke. Nothing beats eBay for selling last years iPhone model at top dollar. I always help my friends sell theirs as well.
10-01-2013, 09:53 PM #25
Yah eBay is not bad, but their fees are outrageous lately. recently sold my iPhone 5 64gb for $400 and got hit with $80 in eBay plus Paypal fees.
10-01-2013, 10:42 PM #26
Ill be able to sell the iPhone 4. For 150-200$ ....
Ill be re signing my contract. Which isn't anything now adays. Ill be paying some jack off monthly period. All the same prices, same plans.... Just cheaper phone price... With my John Hancock saying ill stay for 2-3 years...
10-02-2013, 03:09 AM #27
10-02-2013, 12:36 PM #28
Not a single comment about paying off your contract to close your existing outstanding contract cost ? Lets say your payoff is $350 to close your verizon obligation, and you sell your iPhone 5 for $300. Your net out of pocket is $50. Then you
Need to go get a new phone and contact for $199. So your GRAND TOTAL is $250 for your new iPhone 5s.
10-02-2013, 12:40 PM #29
10-02-2013, 12:58 PM #30
This year was my line that was able to upgrade. Next year will be the other line. Just go back and forth. No need to spend money for ETF(Early Termination Fee)
10-02-2013, 01:15 PM #31
BACK BEFORE it was 'illegal' to unlock an in-contract phone - people would do what they call 'burn an updgrade' and make a nice little profit on the phone selling on eBAY but the UNDERSTANDING ALWAYS is - that for the 'higher price point 'on eBAY you BETTER be deliviering me an UNLOCKED, out-of-contract phone.
So you guys who are 'getting away with it' - selling a LOCKED phone, IN CONTRACT (or out of contract for that matter) for THE HIGHER price point - -you're only getting away with it because some 'non-US' customer who can barely understand English.. is not understanding what they're getting.
I know of THREE cases with friends of mine - that EVEN when they explained in the Description that it was LOCKED - got a NEGATIVE feedback on eBAY and eBAY sided with the BUYER after the buyer complained that they were overcharged for the item they thought they were getting.
So beware.. Don't get greedy.. The only way you should be asking for the $450 and higher price point for an iPhone 5 is when it's out of contract and unlocked upon arrival to your buyer.
10-02-2013, 03:51 PM #32
How do you create two lines at no cost to avoid early termination fee? Yes you are not canceling your contract. But you still need to sell your other iPhone. And you can't clear that iPhone for someone else to use if its on your account.
10-03-2013, 09:34 PM #33
I'm still on the fence about the locked vs unlocked argument. I, JUST NOW, sold another ip4 I had. I listed it at 6:30p Pacific w/ a Buy It Now of $150. At 6:31p it was sold! In the TITLE and DESCRIPTION it says AT&T and states that I can unlock it for them if they choose. The buyer CLEARLY understands that the device is locked to AT&T, yet, still chooses to buy it.
As we've discussed, privately, I don't think I would've gotten any extra cash if it was already unlocked. Check unlocked 16GB iPhone 4(s) and compare pricing to locked iPhone 4(s); I doubt you'll see a difference.
As long as I put this info in the description, I'm not 'tricking' the buyer into anything.
Last edited by thazsar; 10-03-2013 at 09:36 PM.
10-06-2013, 08:24 AM #34
I had an Iphone 4, Keeping it as back up and bought a 5 for $49 2 year contract, convinced At&t to credit the activation on that upgrade plus my Wife's 5c activation and then they gave me an additional credit on a couple other fees, total was $109 off the Bill and then Best Buy is sending a $50 gift card for Wife's $99 5c............ So I spent about $98 in the end for a New 5 and 5c Plus I have my 4 as back up ( I will use it when Camping) and my wife's 4 is going to our son in law who has a 3gs.
I have been with At&t since Cingular bought them and have family plan (4 Iphones). I still have grandfathered Unlimited data.