For the best price, sell your old Apple iPhone now

For the best price, sell your old Apple iPhone now
According to consumer electronics trading platform NextWorth, the time for Apple iPhone owners to sell their beloved device is right now. According to Jeff Trachsel, NextWorth’s CMO, iPhone values decline by 15% to 20% in the 6 week period prior to the launch of the next Apple iPhone. For example, the value of the Apple iPhone 4S declined in the weeks prior to the release of the Apple iPhone 5. Once the latter was launched, the price of the Apple iPhone 4S stopped declining.

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.


source: Forbes

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37 Comments

1. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Will be selling mine this week for the new iP5$ ™

2. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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: Oct 30, 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: Aug 05, 2011

Why you are comparing Ferrari with an iPhone?

10. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Typical iF@ns™ Grass eating, farm ones ®

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 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: Aug 05, 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

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

We believe you dude.

13. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 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: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 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

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 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: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 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

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 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: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Someone bought your old, used 4S for $500??? Sucker.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 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: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Dark, I knew he was bluffing lol. I just went along with it.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 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

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 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: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 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

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 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: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 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

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 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).

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No ya didn't.

22. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I bought my 64 gb 4S last year for $450 who would pay $500 for a 16 gig?

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 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: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 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: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 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

33. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

i would sell a iphone 5s for lg g2.

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