For the best price, sell your old Apple iPhone now
Last year, the Apple iPhone 3GS and Apple iPhone 4 had a sharper percentage drop in price just prior to the release of the iPhone 5, than the iPhone 4S had. If the low-cost Apple iPhone 5C turns out to be real, we could see a larger decline in the value of older models.
If you're looking to beat the crowd and fetch the best price for your current Apple iPhone model, now is the time to let go and sell the handset. If you wait too long, your iOS flavored handset will be worth less than it is today.
1. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Will be selling mine this week for the new iP5$
2. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I have iPhone 5 64GB, but I don't use it as my main phone, at the momen it just lie somewhere in my drawer with iOS 6.1.4. I want to try new iOS 7 Beta 5, but the problem is that at the moment I don't have "Lightning" cable to charge it or upload new OS. :\
6. Thomas5.3 (Posts: 37; Member since: 30 Oct 2011)
and in that drawer are also your ferrari keys that you parked somewhere half a year ago and don't really care about anymore right?
7. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Why you are comparing Ferrari with an iPhone?
10. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Grass eating, farm ones
8. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Seems that for you iPhone 5 is such a big deal that you are even comparing it with a Ferrari and your brains just can't realize how someone can keep an iPhone 5 in his drawer and don't use it. LOL! :D
17. darkkjedii (Posts: 15632; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Good one Thomas. I know where your coming from, my pet unicorn is in my drawer too, problem is I have no horn to prove its a unicorn. +1
21. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
My whole point of comment #2 was that I'm probably going to sell it, but before selling it I still want to play around with a new iOS 7 and the problem is that that I don't have a cable anymore and I can't charge it and since I'm going to sell it, I don't want to buy a new cable.
And I never thought that there is so many jealous people who equates an iPhone with a Ferrari and can't realize that someone can keep an iPhone in drawer and don't use it. :D
13. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
A lightning to micro USB adapter is only $19. I find that adapter is far more user friendly than lightning to 30-pin adapter (cost $29) since I can recharge more devices with the micro USB cable.
3. darkkjedii (Posts: 15632; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Unload it via Craigslist for top dollar guys. Make sure to meet in a safe public place though. Food court at the mall, or a bank is even better.
4. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)
Is the Food Court always your favorite place - no wonder you'z a bit chubby-wubby??!
16. papss (unregistered)
I often sell or trade phones on Craigslist. I have about 50% show up lol.. For sure meet in a public place.
18. darkkjedii (Posts: 15632; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Yeah papss, never know who's gonna show up. Here in Vegas a couple years ago, there was a couple ripping people off. They'd call you, meet you in their truck, ask to look at your phone, and drive off with it. No tags of course, but they did eventually get caught.
5. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)
This is true, last year iUnloaded my 4S right before the 5 was announced: 16GB (White) $500.00 cold hard untAxAble cash on Craigslist. Of course, I had Vzw unlock it for international use. And, of course, it was an automatic insurance upgrade since "iLost" my original 4 (which had since been discontinued by Hades).
15. quakan (Posts: 1285; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
Someone bought your old, used 4S for $500??? Sucker.
19. darkkjedii (Posts: 15632; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
That's a lie quakan, 16 gig 4S's didn't command top dollar like that. 64's did. Just read "his" entire post, and pay attention to the structure and how childish it is. It's actually a camouflaged apple bash attempt.
20. quakan (Posts: 1285; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
Dark, I knew he was bluffing lol. I just went along with it.
26. darkkjedii (Posts: 15632; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
+1 bro, I can't believe "Doyle69" thinks we actually fall for "his" lies. What female comes to a tech site, to say this obviously male crap he spews. "Discontinued by Hades" really? That's what girls say,really? C'mon dude lol...I mean c'monnnn mannnnn in my smokey from Friday voice. Lonely a$$ fanboy pretending to be a girl on tech sites for attention. SMDH!!!
25. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)
Jealous cuz' you can't turn a profit (or, don't know how)?? Meet me in the "Food Court" , I'll treat you to some Popeyes chicken breastases'. And, stop being so cynical, this has nothing to do with any proclamation of yours to conspire against your Apple. Chill dude, go play with your fiancée!!
28. darkkjedii (Posts: 15632; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Racism is not necessary, you're a liar and you've been exposed. You are a lonely little fan"boy" looking for attention on the net as a girl? You should be ashamed of yourself. Do u really think we think you're a girl? Reallyyyyyyy? You can say all the racist stereotypical crap about me you want, diss my beautiful wife to be all you want, insult my son all you want, but at least I am who and what I say I am. A muscular, bus driving techie, that lives in Vegas, and is blessed with a wonderful small family. Dorothy69 the girl my a$$. Doyle69 the barfbag is more like it. Now you, and your new #1 fan Troll run along and find a tornado to take you both to oz.
32. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)
That's all you know how to do is pull the race card - talk about stereotypical. Go cry about being disenfranchised and go drive that bus of yours' off a cliff. I bet you play with yourself while driving (just like the guy in Joysee'), how is a girl like me supposed to feel safe anymore??
34. darkkjedii (Posts: 15632; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Yeah whatever "dude". Give it up, you've been exposed, credibility is lost except with Troll. No ones even greening you really anymore. You're act has gotten old. We true techies are here to talk tech. Go harass on other sites, you contribute nothing, but silliness to this one.
23. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)
This was a year ago you fool; the iDud was carrier unlocked and in mint condition with the iAccesssories still in plastic and, of course, the original box and SIM tray. Since, there was very little I could do on it anyway it was really new. The nice young Jewish man who bought it was buying it for a cousin in Israel and, as he explained it, brand new iPhone 4Ssss were selling for over $1,000USD in the Holy Land.
Jealous cuz' you can't turn a profit on your iDud?? Especially now with the iBubble bursting - I sold off at a good time (sorta' like stocks, you have to know when to sell).
22. BattleBrat (Posts: 1271; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
I bought my 64 gb 4S last year for $450 who would pay $500 for a 16 gig?
29. darkkjedii (Posts: 15632; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Exactly BB. He really expects us to believe that crap. I buy and sell iPhones all the time on Craig's, and know exactly what they command. I also live in Vegas and sell to tourists from all over, no ones paying $500 for a 16 gig 4S. Even the AT&T version which was the most valuable didn't command that price. Doyle69 shouldn't have posted that comment to a bunch of real techies. Only that simpleton Troll would ever believe him.
30. BattleBrat (Posts: 1271; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
you would be proud of me dark, I am actually getting a 5s on Verizon. and a Honami on t-mobile when it arrives. I was thinking of getting the Droid Ultra on Verizon. But after 2 years my razor has shown its age but my iphone is still quite smooth. that and the games won me over.
31. darkkjedii (Posts: 15632; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Gaming on the iPhone is superb BB. Try Reckless Racing, it rocks. I love both iOS and android bro, for different reasons. I stopped trying to pick a best OS, and have enjoyed both since. My camera and sharing are iPhone exclusives though. The auto edit/auto compression in the video camera simply blow me away as far as being a point shoot, and share camera. +1
35. darkkjedii (Posts: 15632; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Why? They come out around the same time, just keep your cash and buy the G2. Nice attempt to diss the iPhone, but really that made no sense at all dude. Maybe doyle69 can help you diss iPhones better.
36. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3534; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
So I'll try to buy iPhone if possible after 6 weeks before iPhone 5S releases.
37. VinceNigel (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 May 2014)
Warning from CNET: iPhone "Restore" does not delete personal data!
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