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Selling an iPhone on eBay
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GSixZero
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Feb 9, 2010, 06:24 PM
 
I've got a old iPhone I think I want to sell on ebay, but I'm a little confused by what's going on there. I've sold a bunch of stuff there before, and it's usually pretty easy to look at the completed auctions to get a sense of what your stuff is worth on ebay. For iphones though, it's all over the map. There are some auctions that ended at reasonable prices ($200-$500), but some others have ended crazy expensive ($1000+). Anyone know why this is? Is this an item that's likely to have scammers trying to pull something? Any best way to get the most for it?

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Feb 9, 2010, 06:28 PM
 
Yep, any popular electronics item will draw scammers like flies to honey.
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Feb 9, 2010, 06:39 PM
 
You're better off selling it to a friend, or gifting it, or, possibly, selling it locally via Craigslist.
     
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Feb 9, 2010, 06:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by boy8cookie View Post
You're better off selling it to a friend, or gifting it, or, possibly, selling it locally via Craigslist.
Nonsense. I've sold 2 iPhones on eBay with good results. I sold my original iPhone for 300 with a non-working speaker and I sold my roommates iPhone 3G for over 300 and it had a cracked screen. I guess it's just luck of the draw.
     
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Feb 9, 2010, 06:50 PM
 
Nah, eBay for phones is PITA.

I had some idiots bid it up, and then ask for shipment to overseas, although I explicitly excluded that in my auction.

Had to start all over again and deal with the idiot.

It's not worth it.

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Feb 9, 2010, 07:05 PM
 
How does the activation work for the new owner?

Anyone have experience with this in Canada?
     
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Feb 9, 2010, 07:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by MacinTommy View Post
Nonsense. I've sold 2 iPhones on eBay with good results. I sold my original iPhone for 300 with a non-working speaker and I sold my roommates iPhone 3G for over 300 and it had a cracked screen. I guess it's just luck of the draw.
There's plenty of sense in my statement. You're a lot less likely to get scammed selling it in person, especially if it's to someone you know.
     
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Feb 9, 2010, 07:31 PM
 
It's unlocked, you can just put your sim in and it's good to go.

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