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    worth of a iPhone 3g 16GB ? and 3Gs ?

    Hi all,

    I am thinking of buying a iPhone 3G 16gb which is 15month old but it excellent condition ex-contract off someone my sister knows - question is how much do you think its worth ?

    Also what is the price difference between that and a 3Gs ? as I would prefer a 3Gs.

    Thanks all

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    £230 - £250 for the 3G £100 more for the 3GS

    Get the 3GS, love mine

    Tillboy;8544474

    £230 - £250 for the 3G £100 more for the 3GS



    Spot on I reckon.

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    choc1969;8544518

    Get the 3GS, love mine



    Its quite a bit more expensive tho :-/

    not worth getting the 3GS imo (i own a 3gs). Slightly faster than a 3g. Thats about it.

    MarzBarz;8544600

    not worth getting the 3GS imo (i own a 3gs). Slightly faster than a 3g. … not worth getting the 3GS imo (i own a 3gs). Slightly faster than a 3g. Thats about it.



    Only bonus will be with V4 firmware you'll be able to multi-task

    Tillboy;8544474

    £230 - £250 for the 3G £100 more for the 3GS



    Yep... thats about right. My gf got a second hand 3G a month or so ago and paid a bit less than that. I'd say wait for the 4G to come out and see how much the second hand 3GS market shapes up after that.

    Original Poster

    Cheers everyone, she wants £200 for it should i get it, sell it and wait for the 4g to drive 3s prices down ? lol

    I dont think the prices will drop too much, because apple will no doubt overprice them and the 3gs still retails for around the £400 mark, so it will be interested too see how much the 4g starts off at.

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    bargaincrazy09;8544766

    I dont think the prices will drop too much, because apple will no doubt … I dont think the prices will drop too much, because apple will no doubt overprice them and the 3gs still retails for around the £400 mark, so it will be interested too see how much the 4g starts off at.


    tree fiddy at a guess.......

    honestly have no idea, what where the 3gs when they first come out ? where they contract only at first too where they not ?

    james_lfc;8544737

    Cheers everyone, she wants £200 for it should i get it, sell it and … Cheers everyone, she wants £200 for it should i get it, sell it and wait for the 4g to drive 3s prices down ? lol



    Yes get it - good price for a 16gb.

    ele-font;8544842

    Yes get it - good price for a 16gb.



    this...great price-id def buy it asap

    3GS is DEFINATELY worth buying over the 3G I've owned both and theres a huge speed difference, 3G just feels laggy and slow and outdated compared to it.

    ....HTC Desire ftw.

    meandog101;8544696

    Yep... thats about right. My gf got a second hand 3G a month or so ago … Yep... thats about right. My gf got a second hand 3G a month or so ago and paid a bit less than that. I'd say wait for the 4G to come out and see how much the second hand 3GS market shapes up after that.



    I don't thinkt he 3gs price will drop that much. I bought and sold a lot of iphones and the prices for the 3g didn't really drop because they kept the retail prices of pay and go iphones the same, so unless apple drop the prices of the payg handsets, 2nd hand prices will remain the same.

    I also agree with scrivs- the 3gs is rapid compared to the 3g. I had a 3g and managed to get a 3gs at a decent price- I wasn't going to upgrade as I didn't think the price difference was worth it- believe me, it is. I kept telling my g/f how much quicker it was and she'd mock me, she upgraded yesterday, and I quote....."I bloody love how quick this phone is!!!"

    Original Poster

    will_0407;8547194

    I don't thinkt he 3gs price will drop that much. I bought and sold a lot … I don't thinkt he 3gs price will drop that much. I bought and sold a lot of iphones and the prices for the 3g didn't really drop because they kept the retail prices of pay and go iphones the same, so unless apple drop the prices of the payg handsets, 2nd hand prices will remain the same.I also agree with scrivs- the 3gs is rapid compared to the 3g. I had a 3g and managed to get a 3gs at a decent price- I wasn't going to upgrade as I didn't think the price difference was worth it- believe me, it is. I kept telling my g/f how much quicker it was and she'd mock me, she upgraded yesterday, and I quote....."I bloody love how quick this phone is!!!"



    haha love the quote mate, and thanks for the help I am thinking that ill buy it and maybe just sell it on for a profit until i can afford the 3Gs im not really a fan of apple and i love my htc hero but it should be a good toy

    but just remember you can't sell it here as no profiteering is allowed and we all know what you paid for it

    zeus9876;8550073

    but just remember you can't sell it here as no profiteering is allowed … but just remember you can't sell it here as no profiteering is allowed and we all know what you paid for it



    you get better prices on ebay anyway :thumbsup: the majority of threads i read on here have people giving really low offers

    will_0407;8556166

    you get better prices on ebay anyway :thumbsup: the majority of threads i … you get better prices on ebay anyway :thumbsup: the majority of threads i read on here have people giving really low offers



    Don't forget 10% paypal fees and 10% ebay fees - hence why people sell on here and accept low(er) offers. If it went for £230 on ebay you would make a loss :w00t:

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    Johnboy_1975;8564131

    Don't forget 10% paypal fees and 10% ebay fees - hence why people sell on … Don't forget 10% paypal fees and 10% ebay fees - hence why people sell on here and accept low(er) offers. If it went for £230 on ebay you would make a loss :w00t:



    :O surely its not 10% paypal and 10% ebay ? the robbing bas**rds!

    Johnboy_1975;8564131

    Don't forget 10% paypal fees and 10% ebay fees - hence why people sell on … Don't forget 10% paypal fees and 10% ebay fees - hence why people sell on here and accept low(er) offers. If it went for £230 on ebay you would make a loss :w00t:



    Argh, it really annoys me when people say 10% fees. it's NOT 10% fees, certainly not on everything. I sold my g/f's 3g, mint condition (no headphones) for £300 inc pnp. I was charged just over £8 by ebay as the final value fee (cost about £1 to list) and £10.45 by paypal. So was less than 5% fees charged by each. Total fees came to £20, which stil isn't 10%

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    will_0407;8566539

    Argh, it really annoys me when people say 10% fees. it's NOT 10% fees, … Argh, it really annoys me when people say 10% fees. it's NOT 10% fees, certainly not on everything. I sold my g/f's 3g, mint condition (no headphones) for £300 inc pnp. I was charged just over £8 by ebay as the final value fee (cost about £1 to list) and £10.45 by paypal. So was less than 5% fees charged by each. Total fees came to £20, which stil isn't 10%



    Okay thanks I thought 10% was a little steep.

    When did you sell the 3G and what gb was it ?

    Cheers

    It was an 8GB, sold it last week! Got £about £275 after fees and postage, paid £300 for a 3gs that had a crack in the case and came with brand new accessories. Apple replaced the iphone with a new/refurbed one (looks brand new) because the cases aren't supposed to crack- i think that's why the rumoured 4th gen model has a flat back

    Original Poster

    will_0407;8568986

    It was an 8GB, sold it last week! Got £about £275 after fees and postage, … It was an 8GB, sold it last week! Got £about £275 after fees and postage, paid £300 for a 3gs that had a crack in the case and came with brand new accessories. Apple replaced the iphone with a new/refurbed one (looks brand new) because the cases aren't supposed to crack- i think that's why the rumoured 4th gen model has a flat back



    :O do you want to sell this 16GB for me !!! haha, you got an awesome (sorry about the crappy American word) price on that ... I think I'll buy this 16GB 3G for £200 then ehh, what do you think I could get for that ?

    Cheers
    James
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