Please help! Iphone advice

Please help me!

My stepdaughter has decided with 5 days to go that she now wants an iphone for her birthday!

Ive put a wanted thread up in for sale/trade section but no luck yet.

Other than ebay where is a good place to look? I hate buying this sort of thing lol

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PAYG or contract?

Original Poster

PAYG and probably 2nd hand

Edited by: "caz1cool" 26th May 2011

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AdviCE.

Try CEX or the like. Avoid Gumtree and to an extent eBay. Scan the FS/FT board. There's always loads on thrre

Quite a few on the FS/FT atm (stick iphone in the search and filter by FS/FT), I too would be very wary about buying a phone from gumtree and ebay.
Edited by: "greg_68" 26th May 2011

Original Poster

Ive heard that CEX items can be terrible condition so was a bit wary, have you bought from them before?
I am a bit concerned about buying from gumtree and ebay.

I have searched on here but they all either have a crack in the back or are over my budget.

I'm hoping to get a 3gs if I can but need it to be as cheap as possible, or may consider 3g?

What's the difference between the 3g and 3gs? I'm hopeless with phones!

try you local cash converters, i picked up a boxed and excellent condition unlocked 8g iphone 3gs for £50 in my local one

kwikemart

try you local cash converters, i picked up a boxed and excellent … try you local cash converters, i picked up a boxed and excellent condition unlocked 8g iphone 3gs for £50 in my local one



That would be deal of the century if true!!

Cash Convertors.... Turning TV's into Heroin since 1988.
Edited by: "adamipswich" 26th May 2011

AV forums phone section. Got the wife a 3GS with 6 months guarantee still left in good order for 200 quid a few weeks back.

Original Poster

ooh never thought of avforums, will have to give it a go.

kwikemart, you must have been extremely lucky to get a 3gs at that price

Just make sure you only buy from someone with good feedback. There are lots of iPhones being sold that are later reported lost/stolen that then stop working, or are stolen to start with.
Stick with buyer with a lot of good feedback and you should be fine.

Original Poster

that's why I hate buying these kind of things

caz1cool

Ive heard that CEX items can be terrible condition so was a bit wary, … Ive heard that CEX items can be terrible condition so was a bit wary, have you bought from them before?



If you go in-store you can view the items before purchasing. Cex have a grading system for phones; A is mint/as new condition with all accessories etc, B is good condition, C is poor condition. If you buy from in-store too you get 12 months warranty also.

Don't forget that if you do buy a PAYG that the iPhone eats a lot of data when you use internet, emails etc so you will need to take that into consideration as part of the ongoing monthly costs/top-up vouchers. Unless of course she will only use it to do all of that at home on Wi-fi (free) instead of whilst out and about.

Original Poster

Thanks for all your help!
I cant get to a cex store before her birthday otherwise I'd have defo gone in and had a look.
I'm hoping she'll only use the extras when she's at home and its free

Original Poster

ive found a cash converters with a 16gb 3gs that Ive got them down to £179 - has anyone bought anything like this off them? are they ok?

caz1cool

ive found a cash converters with a 16gb 3gs that Ive got them down to … ive found a cash converters with a 16gb 3gs that Ive got them down to £179 - has anyone bought anything like this off them? are they ok?



I've never used Cash Convertors before but the general prognosis appears to be that a lot of thieves/junkies frequent the place to dump their stolen wares quickly. What is their policy on if the phone gets blocked down the line (which is what would happen when the original owner reports it as stolen)? Will you get your money back?

Original Poster

still looking as cash converters sold it before i got there! after promising to keep it for
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