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iphone replaced under insurance - questions....

DylJones Avatar
5y, 6m agoPosted 5 years, 6 months ago
Hi all

I just got my 32GB iphone 3GS replaced under insurance. However my contract is up next month and I'm thinking of selling without using it.

I wanted to check the warranty status as I thought it's value would be higher if still covered but when I entered it on the apple website it told me that the phone must be activated first. Is there any harm (with regards to resale value and 'used' status) if I do this?

Also, what would people regard as the going rate for these?

Any (helpful!) comments appreciated!
DylJones Avatar
5y, 6m agoPosted 5 years, 6 months ago
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#1
Your warranty will be from the date of when you got your original phone.

I would have thought it would sell for more if you sell as new.

Cheers

Mmachine78

Edited By: Mmachine78 on May 18, 2011 20:36
#2
As long as you keep the screen/back protector on it when you recieve it then it should'nt effect resale value, once you have checked its status just blank it again so it will be as new for the new owner.

It's not white is it? after one for the mrs ;)
#3
Jake1983
As long as you keep the screen/back protector on it when you recieve it then it should'nt effect resale value, once you have checked its status just blank it again so it will be as new for the new owner.

It's not white is it? after one for the mrs ;)


It's black sorry!
I will activate then to check the warranty.

How can I blank it? is it in settings or from itunes?
#4
DylJones
Jake1983
As long as you keep the screen/back protector on it when you recieve it then it should'nt effect resale value, once you have checked its status just blank it again so it will be as new for the new owner.

It's not white is it? after one for the mrs ;)

It's black sorry!
I will activate then to check the warranty.

How can I blank it? is it in settings or from itunes?
No worries ill keep looking, here is a vid, easier than me trying to explain it ;)
how to erase data, youtube vid
#5
any idea how much you would sell for :)
#6
onlyme23
any idea how much you would sell for :)


not sure really, that's what I'm trying to work out!
#7
i pretty sure your warranty under Apple will restart as its a new device.

You'll get more for a sealed box.
#8
How about £225

What network is it locked to at present

Edited By: rcwmeg on May 18, 2011 22:49
#9
DylJones
onlyme23
any idea how much you would sell for :)


not sure really, that's what I'm trying to work out!


ok can you update once you know may be interested :D
#10
wizzywas
i pretty sure your warranty under Apple will restart as its a new device.

You'll get more for a sealed box.

True but I assumed as it's a replacement it will be a refurb and then not in a sealed box, so checking the warranty wont affect it's resale value. Also if it's replaced by Apple its warranty will be till the end of your original warranty or 3 months, whichever is longer. If it was replaced by your network (and is still a refurb not a new sealed box) then your warranty will be with them and not apple.
#11
I'll just have to plug it in and find out i guess!

it's not in a sealed box and was replaced by carphonewarehouse insurance so shouldn't be network locked.

Looks like I'd get £231 cash (or £288 exch) from CEX. eBay varies massively. Some new sold for £350ish but I guess those are brand new sealed boxes.

I'll let you know who's right about the warranty once I get to it!
#12
wizzywas
i pretty sure your warranty under Apple will restart as its a new device.

You'll get more for a sealed box.


Congrats! You win the non-existent prize!!

Your product is covered for eligible hardware repairs and service under Apple's Limited Warranty.
Estimated Expiration Date: May 4, 2012


Not quite sure where this puts the price yet tho
#13
after checking completed listings on ebay i think i'm going to have to list it there just because there's a better chance of getting a good price.

unless someone wants to offer me £300 right now obviously!

thanks everyone for the help & advice
#14
DylJones
after checking completed listings on ebay i think i'm going to have to list it there just because there's a better chance of getting a good price.

unless someone wants to offer me £300 right now obviously!

thanks everyone for the help & advice


will offer £280 if not on Ebay yet
#15
onlyme23
DylJones
after checking completed listings on ebay i think i'm going to have to list it there just because there's a better chance of getting a good price.

unless someone wants to offer me £300 right now obviously!

thanks everyone for the help & advice


will offer £280 if not on Ebay yet


Thanks for the offer, I'll keep it in mind. I'm sort of leaning towards offering it as trade for a macbook first as that's what I want to get with the cash.
Don't suppose you're selling one? :p

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