Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by hsmith, Jul 8, 2008.
rofl, free upgrade for me
If you want to do it, I'd get on it this week.
Go to Best Buy, buy a $15 "pay as you go" phone. drop out your sim card from your iPhone, put it in the crap phone.
backup your phone in iTunes.
unhook the phone, go to settings > general > reset > erase everything.
if you are worried about someone being able to "read your data" it is easy. create a play list that is the size of the free space on the iPhone. plug in your phone, uncheck the "sync" options to sync your contacts, calendar info, ect (you don't want to copy this back over). copy over all the songs, videos again to "overwrite" your data. go to settings > general > reset > reset everything again
if you are really worried, do that a few times.
you can list it on ebay, they are going for $400-500 unlocked
i did craigslist because i wanted cash and didn't want to risk getting scammed
haha I just bought mine on Craigslist for $100. It's an iPod touch with a camera and speaker phone to me until I get the new one
i bought second one off craigslist for $190 and it sold on ebay last night for $394
still not sure if i want to sell the iphone im using to get the new one. i like the new one but the data and text message plan prices kind of suck. i already hate paying $50 for the first gen but paying $65 is really pushing it
I'm currently paying $90 a month for Verizon, so getting the new iPhone will actually be cheaper for me
i was goign to ebay it, but i wanted cash
i am actually going to be paying less, moving down on the minutes and possibly SMS as well. i never use it for calls
In on this thread. Hopefully picking up a cheapass pay as you go phone tonight and listing my 8GB on eBay. Can't find the damn box to save my life though, think that'll affect the price? I'm after $320, or a 16GB after taxes.
check out this http://gizmodo.com/394668/how-i-sold-my-iphone-in-24-hours-for-more-than-i-paid
as long as you can get together everything else you should be ok, i would think.
sell it unlocked for more.
i was just happy with recovering the costs of a new 16gb phone
Looks like the box was tossed. Oh well, I should still be able to clear ~300 pretty easily with the unlocked phone, dock, USB cable, and wall charger.
LOL I got 400 for mine locally. Ftmfw
Free 16gb 3g here I come
i could have probably gotten more
but i am lazy
meh i dont blame you, you still got a good amount! hell i just got lucky, saw an ad for a guy willing to pay that much for mine so i decided what the hell. i wasnt even originally planning to upgrade....couldnt pass that up
Listed on eBay and ended up on page 8. I figured a buy-it-now of $375 would attract someone to snatch it up instead of trying to bid their way through a bunch of other ones.
not really. most people will take their chances bidding. also theres cheaper buy it nows.
1 or 3 day auction ftw
1.00 starting price ftw
worldwide shipping ftw
Someone picked mine up on the $375 Buy It Now and wants to pay an extra $60 for Next Day UPS to Las Vegas
Can't wait to have a new 16GB iPhone 3G and $50 in my pocket! All for selling off a year old phone full of old technology.
I'm leaning more and more towards selling mine as well. I still have the box, mine does have a few dings though.
id be kind of skeptical about that. make sure you follow paypal's seller protection plan
Screen is perfect, small scratch on the back cover. Only things included were charger, cable, dock, and headphone adapter.
Followed it to the T.
take pics, be honest in the listing and you will be fine
Yesterday I put my 1st gen 8gig iPhone on Craigslist for $250. I made sure to mention that it's unlockable.
Within an hour I got about 7 emails offering me $200 or $225 for it. I replied to the first person offering $225 asking them if they could wait untill Friday because that's when I'll be getting a new phone. They said sure as long as I hold it.
Thanks for buying me a brand new iPhone lady. Now I just have to decide if I want to spend the $75 to get the 16 gig.
why are people paying so much for the old iphones?
I just checked my local craigslist, some are listing their 8GB for as low as $200. Maybe I'll end up keeping mine and just cough up the $200 for a new 8GB.