Just sold 1gen 8 gig for 350 and don't know how

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Well I couldn't resist and caved to the pressure of buying a new 3g after realizing I could sell my old 8 gig on ebay and upgrade to a new 16 gig with no out of pocket expense. I was told today that my corporate discount will be allowed again so I'm saving 12 dollars a month. At the end of the day it will cost me 3 dollars a month to have a larger and faster iPhone. Something just doesn't seem right about this equation.

What is the angle on everyone buying our old phones?

Also I forgot to take out my old sim card....any concern?
 

lman

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I'm not really too knowledgeable about the whole selling your v1 for a 3G (considering i'm keeping my v1 until v3 comes out), but i believe you needed to keep your sim card? Thats atleast what i've heard in a couple of threads, but again before you start getting worried you should get another opinion.
 

HELPmepLox

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i think i perfer a first gen iPhone then having to upgrade another new 2years....
 

chazm

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you don't need that sim card. It's deactivated and no longer is in use by you
 

streborhcaz

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Sold my unlocked V1 on ebay for $410. So I actually saved money by buying the 3G.
 

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I also sold my v1 on ebay, it was a 4gb and sold for $315. I was surprised but I bought a white 3g with 16gb and quadrupled my space for $299. I am very happy with that, loving the new 3g!:laugh2:
 

dturner

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Well, you paid at least $500 for the V1 and at least $200 for the 3G. That equals $700-$410= -$290.
And that doesn't count the ebay fees.:eek:
But you have to figure you got that much enjoyment out of the V1 so it is all good.:)
 

gadgetgal

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Also I forgot to take out my old sim card....any concern?
I would think you're okay, assuming you kept the same phone number.
I still have my V1, and picked up my 3G yesterday. It was activated with a new SIM card, which then automatically deactivated the SIM card still in the V1 since the two SIM cards can't have the same number.
 

thomasanderson

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I bought my v1 for $200 from a girl who won it in a school contest, but her mom wouldn't let her have a cell phone. I then sold it on ebay for $450 a day before the 3g was announced. :laugh2:
 
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My old locked 8GB sold for $375 last week. I also sold my locked 16GB to a friend for $275. I could have easily have gotten double that but he was a friend.

I am extremely happy that I was able to sell them both for so much. I was able to upgrade to the 3G for no money out of my pocket this time around.

I know people want the old ones because they can easily be unlocked and the 3G can't be unlocked at the moment, though it can be jailbroken.
 
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I bought my v1 for $200 from a girl who won it in a school contest, but her mom wouldn't let her have a cell phone. I then sold it on ebay for $450 a day before the 3g was announced. :laugh2:
Now that is totally taking advantage of the moment:p
-I hope to someday have that much luck haha!
 

rmfnla

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I just sold my 8 GB for $471.

I was given an iPod Touch for the holidays; traded it in for my iPhone so I only had to kick in $100. $200 for my 3G = $300 invested, so I cleared enough to cover most of my first year's service increase.

That's cool.
 

SmartAlx

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"What is the angle on everyone buying our old phones?"

Is it just because you can jailbreak them and unlock them? It's not going to be long before you can unlock the 3Gs.
 
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I like the v1 iPhones because. . .not only don't I own an iPhone( and it would be cheaper), but I also prefer the design of the v1 to the 3G eventhough the 3G is also another beautifully designed Apple product ;)-If I were able to find a V1 for cheap I would definitely jump on the deal cause it would be cheaper bill wise on T-mobile coupled with the fact that I would get a discount from T-mobile, luckily I still get a discount from At&t which is why either iPhone will be great for me :)
 

SmartAlx

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But the V1 isn't cheaper. That's why we are asking, "what's so great about the V1?" Why are people paying twice the amount for an older less capable device?
 

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But the V1 isn't cheaper. That's why we are asking, "what's so great about the V1?" Why are people paying twice the amount for an older less capable device?
Well before, the answer could've been because they can be unlocked, but now that the 3G, and 2.0 can, I'm not sure why they are still going high...
 
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Well before, the answer could've been because they can be unlocked, but now that the 3G, and 2.0 can, I'm not sure why they are still going high...
But the v1 doesn't take a whole days of work to unlock:p
-And you can take it to T-mobile or any other GSM carrier


When I posted that ad on craigslist looking for an iPhone, everyone wanted me to pay $300+ dollars for it, eventhough it may have been mint or w/e Im not paying for that when I can go 3G with twice the amount of memory for the same price haha!