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Original iPhone mint in sealed package hits eBay for $10K

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Original iPhone mint in sealed package hits eBay for $10K
Do you just happen to have an original iPhone sitting around somewhere? Is it still in the original packaging, collecting dust while you hope that it will become a collector’s item? That time might be now, as not just one but two original iPhones have hit eBay, with Buy it Now prices of $10,000. Both auctions show credible evidence of the product (complete in shrink-wrapped plastic) and are being sold by sellers with 100% positive feedback.

Original iPhone mint in sealed package hits eBay for $10K
Which isn’t to say that they will actually get ten large. The phone that is up for auction (as opposed to only the Buy it Now option) has not received any bids yet, despite the low, low opening bid level of just two grand. But if you do happen to have an unused iPhone hanging around, you might want to keep an eye on the actions to see if there are any takers, and what the final bid ends at.

And if you are in desperate need of an original iPhone in mint condition and are willing to pay… the source links will hook you up.

source: eBay auctions 1,2 via TechCrunch

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posted on 09 Aug 2012, 11:52 41

1. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


Wow thats so not worth that much money

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 12:42 17

19. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Agree.
I'm not interested at all...

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 13:04 15

24. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


lol nice profile pic

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 13:11 10

25. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Thanks, just changed. :)

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 20:09 6

39. ROYALLY. (Posts: 4; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


I like the Apple worm.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 04:36 1

43. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Thanks. :)

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 20:48 4

41. MeoCao (unregistered)


Well, I guess it will be worth the money after iPhone becomes extinct.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 11:56 5

3. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


I mean com on it has not even been that long. If these sell for $10,000 i would poo my pants. Maybe thirty years from now atliest befor they should sell for that much. Its like getting top dollar for a michel jordan rookie card during his secon year playing basketball. I mean maybe if it is the first one of the essembly line. With a cool flaw like built with a different shaped home button

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 11:56 2

4. mariosraptor (Posts: 110; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


there are alot of not smart people that might buy garbage (usually to recycle). but this is the most expensive garbage that i have ever seen.
ibeeeeees go get it. apple will get you to their hall of fame of not smartness

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 12:03 6

7. Savage (unregistered)


$ 10,000 for a vintage phone? This is madness.
For that much money, you could but 15 next gen iPhones.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 12:11 6

12. Savage (unregistered)


buy* -.-

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 12:25 7

13. Nokia-Arte (banned) (Posts: 42; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


This is no way worth 10.000k... more like $200. Why or who would bye this?

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 12:31 5

15. ibap (Posts: 699; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


Might belong in a museum somewhere, but why would anyone spend this kind of money on a dust collector?

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 05:35

44. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


Well if anything goes to a musium it would not be this outragus priced thing. Musium peices should be donated i believe to put on display and if any ting goes it should be a diaramah ( i think thats what there called) from apple that that showes prototyp number 0ne (that sony phone LOL) all the way up to the first phone to show a display of what a game changer the first iphone was. It was one of the biggest breakthroughs since pda phones started popping up along with the first palm, blackbery, Windows phone and so on. It should also state that any one of those companies especially microsoft and sony had the chance to beat the phone to the starting line. I rember when i had my first windows phone that i wished for a glass touch screen that did not rely on the resistive touch screen method that you had to keep calibrating, but mostly more finger friendly instead of that darn stylus that you had to use and had to constantly recalibrat your screen or pull your battery to keep from being inaccurate. Windows had an app store and even without using apps had alot of function built into the darn operating system. If they only would have used a capasisitive touch screen it probably still would be doing half way good and not be so far behind playing catch up. Although if they did do that and made a good enough phone you might not have saw a need for google or apple to come out with there iphone and android operating system so soon. Blah blah blah

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 12:31 4

16. Aeires (unregistered)


If it was the original, probably, because the very first device of any successful product released garners a ton of attention. Because it's any number of the millions that were made, doesn't make sense.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 12:39 3

17. paulislegend (Posts: 38; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


I wish I had 10K to blow on that... I would smash it in to a million pieces.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 15:00

51. RGreen (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Jul 2012)


LMAO !

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 12:42 6

18. adi4u4882 (Posts: 135; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


Get ready to get sued by Apple!

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 12:44 2

20. Awaragardiyan (Posts: 39; Member since: 17 May 2012)


What a 'revolutionary' way to get money from sheep! isheep gonna get mad and wud surely sell themselves for this.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 12:46 2

21. dragonstkdgirl (Posts: 144; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


iPhone for $10k?

*facepalm*

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 12:47 3

22. kindahipdude (Posts: 45; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


maybe in 50 years...that phone just came out 5 years ago! It's not worth anything yet

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 12:47 2

23. phone_enthu (Posts: 6; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Why is this Vintage, given that the iPhone has not changed much since then :)

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 13:43 2

26. animeware (Posts: 22; Member since: 14 May 2012)


If I had 10K to blow on I won't even dare to waste my own money for an Apple Product.

It's not worth 10K people on Ebay are nuts for placing a bid for 10K items you can buy this used for like less then 100 Bucks. The 1st gen I phone is junk and I think all Iphone Products are Junk.....

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 13:55 1

27. eman99 (Posts: 228; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)


i would see the nexus one being worth more than this

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 14:18 2

28. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


What about new Nokia 3310 :)

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 14:21 1

29. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


If iPeople dont mind queuing up for 3 days in front of apple store to get the latest model, i dont see why is it difficult to imagine that iSomeone with little bit more money would actualy buy this phone for 10k.

Actually all that is needed is "this changes everything, again" advert and i am sure every iFan would start saving to have one.

iPeople dont know anything about their phones anyway, only reason why they buy it is because everyone else has it. And it is the latest model.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 14:55 1

31. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


iOMG ilol ithat's iso itrue iHAHAHA!

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 14:52 5

30. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)


Wow, if I was paying $10k for an old phone from 2007, I would at least expect to get free shipping...

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 14:58 3

32. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


It's a cell phone, not history. I hope nobody is dumb enough to buy that crap. It's been 5 years, not 100.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 17:28 2

33. blingblingboy (Posts: 8; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


I'd rather buy 20 ipod touch and give it to the St. Jude children hospital. Who ever buy that iphone obviously have too much money sitting around and financially uneducated.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 18:30

35. darkkjedii (Posts: 11373; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


If they have too much money they're probably financially educated just to b able to have too much money.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 18:33 1

36. blingblingboy (Posts: 8; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


It's a proven fact that people with money spent on ridiculous things like that make them poor again. Just like those lottery winners. Not everyone with a lot of money are educated.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 19:34 1

38. darkkjedii (Posts: 11373; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's true but alot r. Not everyone's a lotto winner. Some people get it by earning it. They're educated financially

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 18:13 2

34. darkkjedii (Posts: 11373; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


If I could afford it I'd buy it. People wanna bash apple so bad, they fail to realize that an unopened og iPhone would b worth tons someday. Anything popular that is cherry, and unopened in og package will command dollars. I still have some star wars toys that r opened that r worth money.

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 20:10 1

40. tmcr7 (Posts: 154; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


Why spend $10K to stare on a box, assuming that it contains an obsolete phone?

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 08:48

47. darkkjedii (Posts: 11373; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


All collectors items r obsolete by the time they're with big money dude think about. The 63 split window corvette is worth hundreds of thousands n og condition, yet it's obsolete. It's get blown out by a base model mustang now but it's valuable. I know u probably hate apple but this isn't about loving or hating apple. It's about recognizing value. First issue of superman recently sold for almost 10,000,000. Obsolete though.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 00:16

42. Vorsayo (Posts: 21; Member since: 29 Jan 2012)


Value of collectors items are directly set by the people. Companies didn't say, '"hey this 200 year old lamp is worth $50,000." Someone paid that much. The next guy who had one saw how much it sold for, and sold his for that amount. If this iPhone sells for $10,000 then that is how much it is worth, and how much it will go for from now until the price goes up, or a ton of them are found unopened, and the market gets flooded with original unopened iPhones.
At the time of this post though 3 people think its worth over $6,000, current bid $6,100

Do I Believe its worth that much, HELL NO. But i'm not the one that is going to buy it and, set the bar for how much it is worth.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 08:51

48. darkkjedii (Posts: 11373; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Well said. U obviously understand collector items and how it works
An unopened jar of jiffy could b with 80 grand fifty years from now simply cuz it's maverick been opened lol. Crazy but true

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 07:41 1

45. bloodline (Posts: 691; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


lol lol troll ebay poster. i wouldnt pay more than 60 for it

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 08:00 1

46. DonkeySauce (Posts: 159; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)


I'll give you tree fitty! ($3.50)

posted on 11 Aug 2012, 16:07

49. George513 (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)


As far as buying/saving on eBay goes:

If you have a question about an item, go to another of the seller's listings and ask the question from there. This will add a bit of work for the seller, if they want to add your question and their answer to the item description page. Maybe other interested buyers will not bother to ask a question, instead just continuing to look for a similar item that already has the question answered in the item description.

If you see an item that you want listed in auction format, send the seller a message asking if they will accept $x to end the auction early and sell the item to you. If that doesn’t work, use a sniping service such as Bidball.com to bid for you. It’ll bid in the last few seconds, helping to save $ and avoid shill bidding.

If there is a particular item that you want that is relatively rare on eBay or goes fast when one is listed, use ebuyersedge.com to set up a saved eBay search for it. You’d get an e-mail whenever a match is listed. You can use the price, category, exclude word, etc. filters to narrow down the results that you get in the e-mails. Excellent for “Buy It Now”s priced right.

If the item that you’re looking for is difficult to spell, try a misspelling search site like Typojoe.com to find some deals with items that have main keywords misspelled in the title. Other interested buyers may never see them.

posted on 12 Aug 2012, 11:13

50. itriker (Posts: 6; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)


Guy posts iPhone original on eBay.
Guy gets 10,000 dollars for it.
What does the guy buy?
An iPhone 4S

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 15:02

52. RGreen (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Jul 2012)


You got to love it...

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