1. gibbs0828's Avatar
    The price of first gen iPhones have sky rocketed... Should I pay 200 for a brand new 4GB iPhone?

    Not an at&t customer..
    2008-06-11 09:26 PM
  2. DoerrFan's Avatar
    NO lol. Maybe like $50.
    2008-06-11 09:37 PM
  3. gibbs0828's Avatar
    I mean the 8GB 1st gen. iPhones are going for more than they used to go (400+)
    And the 4GB are all over 300...
    Any other opinions
    2008-06-11 09:43 PM
  4. JAG2621's Avatar
    If you do not want to sign up with AT&T and get a new one for $199.00. If you need one to unlock for another carrier you will need a 1st generation iPhone to run on another network. If you are not under contract with another carrier i would wait and get a 3G iPhone.
    If anything was usefull a thanks would be great!
    2008-06-11 09:43 PM
  5. jakecigar's Avatar
    it may be a good deal.

    the new 3g iPhones won't be so easy to unlock (without paying off at&t).

    you'll not see them for 50 bucks!

    I'm thinking $250 or more for an 8GB
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    2008-06-11 09:45 PM
  6. gibbs0828's Avatar
    I know, but I'm under contract for at least another year.

    Plus, I don't want to pay 40 bucks a month for 3G data and then pay for voice
    2008-06-11 09:46 PM
  7. JAG2621's Avatar
    Since you are still under contract i guess the best thing is get a 1st generation iPhone. Thats why the 1st generation iphones are expensive is they can be unlocked and you are not signing contract with AT&T. Im sure it will not take to long to unlock the 3G iphone but again you are signing contract with AT&T.
    Last edited by JAG2621; 2008-06-11 at 09:52 PM.
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    2008-06-11 09:50 PM
  8. gibbs0828's Avatar
    Since you are still under contract i guess the best thing is get a 1st generation iPhone. Thats why the 1st generation iphones are expensive is they can be unlocked and you are not signing contract with AT&T.
    Right but is 200 for a 4GB new iPhone a good deal?
    2008-06-11 09:52 PM
  9. jakecigar's Avatar
    Right but is 200 for a 4GB new iPhone a good deal?
    200 is a great price for a used 4gb.
    250+ for an 8gb
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    2008-06-11 10:00 PM
  10. iphone858's Avatar
    how about this? way better than a 4gig http://www.modmyi.com/forums/buy-sel...must-look.html
    2008-06-11 10:11 PM
  11. gibbs0828's Avatar
    Someone already made an offer with 'cash in hand'
    And the 4GB is new for 200, I don't want a used iPhone.
    2008-06-11 10:16 PM
  12. JAG2621's Avatar
    If it is really a new one thats not to bad.
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    2008-06-11 11:02 PM
  13. reeko's Avatar
    Since you are still under contract i guess the best thing is get a 1st generation iPhone. Thats why the 1st generation iphones are expensive is they can be unlocked and you are not signing contract with AT&T. Im sure it will not take to long to unlock the 3G iphone but again you are signing contract with AT&T.
    look, the price of the 1st gen iPhone should not be rocketing. if it is, it is due to infromation like this.

    i bought my 1st gen from america (im in UK). ive sold it now and am waiting for the 3g.

    in america, you wont be able to walk out of any store without a contract. noone knows how, but its a solid fact. so buying a 3g iphone from america without a contract = impossible.

    however, o2 has announced that they are offering a PAYG service with the new iPhone. This = not subsidized price (probably around 269 like last time) and will not be locked to a contract.

    telefonica own O2, and they have the rights to the iPhone in Spain, so i guess spain will be the same and i can see the rest of europe following suit. It makes sense...

    anyhows, i bought my 1st gen from ebay from america for 320 (approx $640) and this price was reasonable.

    with the high demand from america etc. i would expect them to sell on ebay for around 400.

    if you want my advice, save your $200 and put it towards a $6-800 3g iphone brand new from ebay (from abroad). this would be my advice to any american.
    2008-06-11 11:06 PM
  14. 88five-oh's Avatar
    where are you finding the one for 200? Im hella looking. if its ebay, don't worry i wont try to outbid you...i wont have the 200 for another week or so, but i was just wondering so i could get one too haha.
    2008-06-11 11:56 PM
  15. gibbs0828's Avatar
    Bump
    2008-06-12 06:08 AM
  16. JAG2621's Avatar
    if you want my advice, save your $200 and put it towards a $6-800 3g iphone brand new from ebay (from abroad). this would be my advice to any american.
    If i had to pay $800 for an iphone i think i would pass.
    If anything was usefull a thanks would be great!
    2008-06-12 02:53 PM
  17. bunnywhi7e's Avatar
    I would never pay $200 for 8gb iPhone 1st gen. Maybe for 16gB but 8gB no way. iPhone 3G will be $199 with AT&T so whoever spends $200 or more on the 1st gen iPhone must of been heavily brain ******.
    2008-06-12 03:01 PM
  18. reeko's Avatar
    If i had to pay $800 for an iphone i think i would pass.
    well you fail.

    work out your contract x 24 + 199$ for iphone cost and see how much that works out at, compared to 6-800$ + cheaper, same service contract from tmobile which ive read can be got with unlimited data, texts etc. for $50 a month.

    if your clever enough to do the math, it is clear that the high price of the iphone contract is to recoup the cost of the thing in the first place and rinse up iphone contract owners anyways.

    be a drone, and get your bargain $199 iphone, how clever you are.
    2008-06-12 06:48 PM
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