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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: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


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

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 13:04 15

24. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


lol nice profile pic

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 13:11 10

25. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; 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: 5498; 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: 130; 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: 765; 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: 42; 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: 75; Member since: 06 Jul 2012)


LMAO !

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 12:42 6

18. adi4u4882 (Posts: 137; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


Get ready to get sued by Apple!

posted on 09 Aug 2012, 12:44 2

20. Awaragardiyan (unregistered)


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: 49; 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: 24; 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: 380; 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: 5498; 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.

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