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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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#2
'Cause the new iPhone is around double the price?

£600 is a lot for new iPhone users, but existing users might see £300 as not bad to upgrade once they sell their old one.

Hence a healthy Market in used iPhones, makes sense for buyers and sellers.
#3
Makes you wonder how many of the one's sold will then be reported lost/stolen and stop working in a few weeks so they can get another and sell that ? (maybe not on here, but it's happening on the 'bay every day!)...
#4
steve1221;8871723
Makes you wonder how many of the one's sold will then be reported lost/stolen and stop working in a few weeks so they can get another and sell that ? (maybe not on here, but it's happening on the 'bay every day!)...



Happens every time and the insurers and networks cottoned on to it a long time ago. Any claims that are submitted when the new version has been released get scrutinised. People think the networks and insurers are stupid just like criminals thinking coppers are thick, stupid assumptions.
banned#5
I think the price of the 16/32 3gs's will go u a few months after release of iphone 4 anyway.
#6
I have to agree with vibeone

I think the iPhone 3GS will hold value, but only under a few conditions

- It'll have to be in excellent condition
- Have 8-12 months warranty or applecare on it
- Be officially unlocked
- Be fully boxed

That way the seller is offering a buyer more value more money over buying an unlocked iPhone 3GS 8GB which is £419.. So a 16GB will go for around £300-320 and a 32GB will go for around £340-370.. But if any are locked, in average condition or are out of warranty.. The value will drop more considerably than before.

At the moment and 2/4 weeks after launch, people are going to be willing to sell their iPhone 3GS for less as they desperately want the iPhone 4. That will die off though once stock levels are meeting demand.

Although i don't have the highest opinion, CEX are still giving £330 cash for an iPhone 3GS 32GB which is unlocked in mint condition. So they obviously don't think the price drop is going to be that massive.
banned#7
spritey
I have to agree with vibeone

I think the iPhone 3GS will hold value, but only under a few conditions

- It'll have to be in excellent condition
- Have 8-12 months warranty or applecare on it
- Be officially unlocked
- Be fully boxed

That way the seller is offering a buyer more value more money over buying an unlocked iPhone 3GS 8GB which is £419.. So a 16GB will go for around £300-320 and a 32GB will go for around £340-370.. But if any are locked, in average condition or are out of warranty.. The value will drop more considerably than before.

At the moment and 2/4 weeks after launch, people are going to be willing to sell their iPhone 3GS for less as they desperately want the iPhone 4. That will die off though once stock levels are meeting demand.


I'm only missing the warranty. So I'll lose a bit, but for 12 months old it is in frankly stupendous condition (invis shield on it + insipio feather etc. I look after my stuff :P
#8
vibeone
I'm only missing the warranty. So I'll lose a bit, but for 12 months old it is in frankly stupendous condition (invis shield on it + insipio feather etc. I look after my stuff :P


Aye, shouldnt have a problem selling.

My iPhone 3GS 32GB white is in excellent condition, officially unlocked and fully boxed / dock / incipio feather.. Also has just over a year left on AppleCare.. Keeping hold of it until stock levels for the iPhone 4 become stable. Plus i wanna see the iPhone 4 in person before i shell out £500 on one.
banned#9
As much as I'd like the new one, my 3GS does everything I could want perfectly well. If I had a 3G then I might consider upgrading, but it seems a little pointless when the new OS will work with the 3GS anyway.

I can understand people wanting to save a few hundred pounds and still be buying a very decent phone, even if they then choose to upgrade when the "4S" is released.
[mod]#10
I will be selling mine on Thursday and it has 6 months warranty so I am looking for the highest price possible. I think that the OP is missing the point entirely considering the new phone is either £200 or £300 more than a second hand 3GS.
[mod]#11
JustifiedAncient
As much as I'd like the new one, my 3GS does everything I could want perfectly well. If I had a 3G then I might consider upgrading, but it seems a little pointless when the new OS will work with the 3GS anyway.

I can understand people wanting to save a few hundred pounds and still be buying a very decent phone, even if they then choose to upgrade when the "4S" is released.


I see what you mean. £200 is a lot of money just for a couple more megapixels and a front facing camera!
#12
adambaz
'Cause the new iPhone is around double the price?

£600 is a lot for new iPhone users, but existing users might see £300 as not bad to upgrade once they sell their old one.

Hence a healthy Market in used iPhones, makes sense for buyers and sellers.


Where did you get £600 from?

I agree with the OP and wouldn't be paying the price being asked for a used iPhone when the iPhone 4 16gb on PAYG from Orange will be £480, otherwise an 8GB 3G can be purchased from CPW brand new for £352.49 inc £10 credit and this will soon become an 8GB 3GS when the iPhone 4 is out.
#13
I am after a 3G one if any for sale?
banned#14
skusey
I am after a 3G one if any for sale?


look in the fs boards, theres a fair few going
#15
I had mine on sale in there but people were offering way too low...

Sold it on the bay in less than 30 mins for the price I wanted (even after deductions for fees).
[mod]#16
Browni
I had mine on sale in there but people were offering way too low...

Sold it on the bay in less than 30 mins for the price I wanted (even after deductions for fees).


What did you get for it? What were specs?
#17
magicjay1986
What did you get for it? What were specs?


White 3G 16GB Boxed, light scratches on back, no warranty...

Got £227 + £7 postage.

Just under £220 after fees.
#18
steve1221
Makes you wonder how many of the one's sold will then be reported lost/stolen and stop working in a few weeks so they can get another and sell that ? (maybe not on here, but it's happening on the 'bay every day!)...


More fool the idiots who fall for that then.
#19
softpurple
Where did you get £600 from?

I agree with the OP and wouldn't be paying the price being asked for a used iPhone when the iPhone 4 16gb on PAYG from Orange will be £480, otherwise an 8GB 3G can be purchased from CPW brand new for £352.49 inc £10 credit and this will soon become an 8GB 3GS when the iPhone 4 is out.


Urm...fully unlocked from Apple?

£599.

http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/home/shop_iphone/family/iphone

I stand by my comment,£600 is a lot or a phone, but £300 plus old one may not seem like too bad a deal.

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