My iPhone has cost me...

TyWebb

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I was just thinking today how much this precious iPhone has cost me over the past year or so and its pretty bad.

$641 (original iPhone on iday 1 + tax)
$250 (cracked screen about a month after i got the phone)
$30 (loaner phone while waiting for it to be fixed)
$427 (new iPhone after mine was totalled in car accident)
-$320 (sold iPhone v1 on ebay after fees etc)
$320 (new iPhone 3g 16gb)

So even without the ~$90/month bill im at $1348 lol. Anyone have that beat?

With that being said, its still my FAVORITE TOY and worth every penny I have spent :)
 

Test-Pilot

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$641 Original price
-$250 Discount (friend owned the ATT store)
-$641 company reimbursement
-$100 Apple credit

So, I'm currently up $350.


Am I winning?
 

Saverino

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$649 (Original iPhone, 8GB)
$300 something (iPhone 3G, 16GB)

I never sold the first one and I've never broken the phone and had to have it repaired or anything so, so a little over $949.
 

fury

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$399 (iPhone 8gb)
$750 deposit to start AT&T account
3 months * $70/mo (original plan)
2 months * $90/mo (new friend ;) upgraded minutes and texts)
6 months * $155/mo (same friend ;) upgraded to unlimited everything)
= broke

I haven't been able to pay the bill the last few months... my iPhone service has been canceled. lol
 

theevilone

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Fury get a tmobile flex play account and get your phone up and running.
 

kokogirl

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Hmmm...

8GB iPhone after price drop was $399, I think. (plus tax)

I also got a purple Beyza leather slip case that cost me about $40 with shipping.

I bought a case I did not like for $30

Apps in app store probably $40

My work pays the cel bill, so it is about $510. Worth every penny.

I am planning on getting 3G. I just need to make time to wait in line or do the DF thing.
 

TyWebb

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Y'know, your car insurance should have covered that.
Well my car insurance said since it "wasn't attached to the car" then they were not covering it. The car was totalled and I was pretty happy with the amount they offered me.

They said I might be able to get coverage from my homeowners insurance so I talked to them. Well I did but with a $500 deductible there is not much of a point I guess.

**OFF TOPIC**
Oh man all this talk has me thinking of my baby (car), looking at some old pictures. I lost my iPhone and my car that night, 2 of my most prized possessions. Very lucky my laptop and myself made it through it.

Before


After :(
 

twigg107

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oh man, that sucks! Always like them 350z's..... I'm into subaru's right now and currently have a 08sti.
 

Lincoln

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$499 - iPhone 4GB, purchased July '07.
$30 - Rubber case I forget the name of
$40 - Agent 18 case
$50 - iPhone dock (lost the one that came with the iPhone)
$55.95 - AppStore

Total = $674.95

I'll be adding $299 for the iPhone 3G and $10 for the dock as soon as AT&T decides to get some stock.
 

rmfnla

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Sorry about the Z; I bought my wife a red G35 so I feel your pain.

$100 V.1 iPhone (I was given a Touch iPod for Christmas and traded it in)
$199 3G iPhone
$299 Subtotal

Sold V.1 for $471 on ebay; net profit of $172.

Is this a great country or what?
 

connie

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Well my car insurance said since it "wasn't attached to the car" then they were not covering it. The car was totalled and I was pretty happy with the amount they offered me.

They said I might be able to get coverage from my homeowners insurance so I talked to them. Well I did but with a $500 deductible there is not much of a point I guess.

**OFF TOPIC**
Oh man all this talk has me thinking of my baby (car), looking at some old pictures. I lost my iPhone and my car that night, 2 of my most prized possessions. Very lucky my laptop and myself made it through it.

Before


After :(
Did you get to replace your car? It was beautiful by the way, I'm so sorry. I had someone break into my car and steal my stereo. I had my very expensive nokia cell phone at the time and my palm pilot. The insurance paid for the stereo and the palm pilot but would not pay for the cell because it wasn't attached either, but it's weird they payed for the palm pilot.
 

rmfnla

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Well my car insurance said since it "wasn't attached to the car" then they were not covering it. The car was totalled and I was pretty happy with the amount they offered me.

They said I might be able to get coverage from my homeowners insurance so I talked to them. Well I did but with a $500 deductible there is not much of a point I guess.

**OFF TOPIC**
Oh man all this talk has me thinking of my baby (car), looking at some old pictures. I lost my iPhone and my car that night, 2 of my most prized possessions. Very lucky my laptop and myself made it through it.
+1 on the "myself" part.
 

psylichon

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iPhone costs for me, in decending value:

$770... service for my line for the past 11 months
$399... iPhone v1 8g
$30.... case
$24.... car charger/audio connector
$7...... Labyrinth license (only JB app I purchased, more to come from appstore likely)
$2...... silicone dock port protector

So about $1232 total so far. I'd pay twice that for the fun I've had with it.
 

TyWebb

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Did you get to replace your car? It was beautiful by the way, I'm so sorry.
I did get paid from my insurance company. I had the Z for 4 years at that point so I figured I was ready for something new(Although I honestly still loved my Z, what an awesome car).

I went a very different route this time around. Its certainly not the Z but its a great ride for bumping around town on a nice day. :cool: I hope to get another Z as a second car somewhere down the line if I ever get my butt back to work.

 

dcom

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Ok, let's see. For my wife and me:

2 V1 8Gig iPhones $1198
2 rebates -$200
Service for 2 iPhones for 11 months $1408
2 Vaja cases ($75 each) $150
Sold 2 V1 phones ($400 each) -$800
2 new 16Gig 3Gs $598
2 new Vaja cases $160

Total $2514
 

lady_bugz22

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Well my car insurance said since it "wasn't attached to the car" then they were not covering it. The car was totalled and I was pretty happy with the amount they offered me.

They said I might be able to get coverage from my homeowners insurance so I talked to them. Well I did but with a $500 deductible there is not much of a point I guess.

**OFF TOPIC**
Oh man all this talk has me thinking of my baby (car), looking at some old pictures. I lost my iPhone and my car that night, 2 of my most prized possessions. Very lucky my laptop and myself made it through it.

Before


After :(

If I didn't have any kids, this is the car I'd want (the before pic). Glad you made it through.

Going back to the topic

2- 16gb phones $1080.84(mine& husband)
1- clear plastic case $14.99 (mine)
2- vaja cases $194 (mine)
1- bluetooth $30 (husband)
1- DLO case $30
2- apps(koi pond & Luck 7 slots) $1.98

Total $1351.81 (so far)