1. SeW800's Avatar

    Since iPhone 4 will be out soon, I'm planning to try and sell my 3GS (Black, 16GB) to someone in my city as I would like to try and not bother with selling online and paying shipping fees.

    The question is, what should my asking price be? Like the highest and lowest price I should ask?

    The phone is about 8-10 months old, and comes with the original packaging, cables and headphones included. Everything is undamaged, and the front side of the phone is 100% unscratched. The back side has a few small wear signs, but that's okay.
    2010-06-10 04:41 PM
  2. ianbroste's Avatar
    between $50 and $500
    2010-06-10 07:59 PM
  3. sunbeam83's Avatar
    do they have recycling schemes in the US?

    quickest way to get some decent cash for your old phone.

    For what it's worth, in the UK you can give a naked iphone 3g 16gb away for around 200 and a 32gb 3gs for 300

    This must be close to what you could expect to sell online for
    2010-06-10 08:30 PM
  4. Poseidon79's Avatar
    Used 16gig 3GS in my area start at $400 and go up to $475 for perfect condition.
    2010-06-10 08:36 PM
  5. soulthoughts's Avatar
    ebay has them right around the $300 range as an average.
    2010-06-10 08:38 PM
  6. Poseidon79's Avatar
    The value of a 16gig 3GS can be compared to what you'd pay for it new. $99 + tax + $375 ETF + $65 first month service + $36 activation fee = $585.00 or so. A used phone in mint condition is def worth $475 or so.
    2010-06-10 08:39 PM
  7. SeW800's Avatar
    Nice advice guys!

    According to this, I should give a starting price of something in between $460-500 and then perhaps lower it to $400-440 if the potential buyers find the phone too expensive.

    2010-06-11 04:40 AM
  8. rubberneck's Avatar
    I am thinking about selling my 16GB 3Gs also. I have been watching ebay and looks like jailbroke/unlocked 16GB 3gs's are being sold from $350 to above $500.

    I think these are the steps to prepare my jailbroke & unlocked 3.1.2 5.11.07 3GS for sale:

    - Restore to 3.1.
    - Blackra1n (to jailbreak)
    - snow (to unlock)
    - remove SIM card
    - Power down


    1) At any time, do I need to activate the phone using my ATT sim?
    2) If yes, at what step do I do that
    3) Should I turn off 3G in settings before the last step (power down) and ship?

    2010-06-12 07:36 AM
  9. rubberneck's Avatar
    2010-06-14 01:14 AM