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

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.

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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52. RGreen

Posts: 84; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

You got to love it...

50. itriker

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

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

49. George513

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 18, 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.

46. DonkeySauce

Posts: 194; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

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

45. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

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

42. Vorsayo

Posts: 21; Member since: Jan 29, 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.

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 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

40. tmcr7

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

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

47. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

33. blingblingboy

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 07, 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.

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

36. blingblingboy

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 07, 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.

38. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

32. Jay_F

Posts: 236; Member since: Nov 29, 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.

30. codymws

Posts: 237; Member since: Jun 17, 2010

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

29. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 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.

31. Jay_F

Posts: 236; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

iOMG ilol ithat's iso itrue iHAHAHA!

27. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

i would see the nexus one being worth more than this

28. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

What about new Nokia 3310 :)

26. animeware

Posts: 32; Member since: May 14, 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.....

23. phone_enthu

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

22. kindahipdude

Posts: 58; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

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

21. dragonstkdgirl

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

iPhone for $10k? *facepalm*

20. Awaragardiyan unregistered

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

18. adi4u4882

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Get ready to get sued by Apple!

17. paulislegend

Posts: 42; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

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

51. RGreen

Posts: 84; Member since: Jul 06, 2012


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.

15. ibap

Posts: 873; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

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

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