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#1 +warwagon

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 17:11

is a used iPhone 4 really worth $150?

 

I'm seeing people all over our local swap page selling  an iPhone 4 for $150. That phone can't even get iOS 8 (Though i'm sure most people don't know that)

 

Even if I paid a lot for it out of the gate I don't think I could sell a phone for that much. I'd feel like I was raping them.

 

Not sure how much I would ever sell my iPad 2 for.

 

Hell if someone was selling an IPad 2 on swap they would probably sell it for $250

 

I just saw a guy who repairs phones selling a 3GS for $95.

 

Man I really feel bad, I took my friend to the cleaners when I bought his old iPhone 4s for $80 :laugh:

 

About a year ago I saw a guy selling his iPod Touch second Gen for $150 and someone bought it :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:




#2 shozilla

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 17:14

No it's not worth that much to that title question.

 

And there are many dumb people everywhere that they buy overpriced items without researching to make sure.



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 17:16

simple answer: NO. realistic answer: people will still buy it :/

 

for kicks I checked a trade in program (bestbuy's to be exact) a few months ago & I can get more trading in my 4th gen ipod touch then i can trading in my 1st gen nexus 7

 

apple doesn't follow the rules of sense



#4 OP +warwagon

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 17:16

No it's not worth that much to that title question.

 

And there are many dumb people everywhere that they buy overpriced items without researching to make sure.

 

Problem is if you want one it looks like that's the going rate EVERYWHERE.

 

When my dad retired and got him self a Verizon Prepaid account, I thought he might like a iPhone 4s, but I sure as ###### wasn't going to pay $150 ... hell for $76 I could get him a Moto G (That my mom has)



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 17:20

Why? Because of the Neowin new theme, now do you want to browse the frontpage with your finger?



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 17:21

here is the deal, to get a phone out of contract, how much does it cost?  700 was the price I paid for my s4 so that I could retain my plan.  150 doesn't seem so bad in comparison, but it doesn't compare to a phone that you can buy in plan that costs pennies on the dollar.  So is it worth 150, sure it is.  Is it worth 150 in a with a plan, no it is not.



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 17:25

here is the deal, to get a phone out of contract, how much does it cost?  700 was the price I paid for my s4 so that I could retain my plan.  150 doesn't seem so bad in comparison, but it doesn't compare to a phone that you can buy in plan that costs pennies on the dollar.  So is it worth 150, sure it is.  Is it worth 150 in a with a plan, no it is not.

 

Well off contract, I don't even think it's worth $150. Maybe the 4s but not the 4.

 

You just have to learn to love last years model. :) When the S4 was out ... or maybe that wasn't even out yet, I snagged an S3 for $288  on eBay... still the phone i'm using. Now I think you can snag the S4 for $250.



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 17:37

personally I do not think they are worth that much however, as long as Gamestop will let me trade in an iPhone 4s for $140 I will continue to get them for free from friends and sell them to gamestop lol.



#9 OP +warwagon

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 17:42

personally I do not think they are worth that much however, as long as Gamestop will let me trade in an iPhone 4s for $140 I will continue to get them for free from friends and sell them to gamestop lol.

 

I see how you are ;)



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 17:52

just suck it up like everyone else and sign up for contract lol.

iPhone 5S is like $80 with contract now and iPhone6 coming soon so...



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 18:37

I see how you are ;)

Well I am certainly not going to use the phone.



#12 OP +warwagon

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 14:22

Well I am certainly not going to use the phone.

 

or you could tell your friend he could make $150 ;)

 

 

just suck it up like everyone else and sign up for contract lol.

iPhone 5S is like $80 with contract now and iPhone6 coming soon so...

 

I have commitment issues



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 14:48

or you could tell your friend he could make $150 ;)

 

 

 

I have commitment issues

 

I have told a few of them what I plan to do with them and they dont care. Now that I have Destiny paid off i want to get 5 more and buy a PS4 :p



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 14:49

Value is subjective. Value is whatever people are willing to pay for it. If you were to just out and say 'I want $150' then maybe not, but if they are consistently going for that as the market rate, then yes they are.

Remember that Apple products generally keep good value for years, given that the build quality is great and usually get updates for a long time. Granted it can't get iOS 8 but I believe it has 7? So its OS isn't that old.

 

I recently sold a iPhone 4 on eBay for £140 which had a completely smashed back glass. Put it on for 0.99 no reserve and that's where it finished.



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 14:53

I recently sold a iPhone 4 on eBay for £140 which had a completely smashed back glass. Put it on for 0.99 no reserve and that's where it finished.

 

I was going to mention that. How an iPhone completely smashed still gets that amount. That's the dumbest thing i've ever heard... that's 232.15 US Dollar for an iPhone 4 with a smashed back.