Selling on eBay... tips for success?

psylichon

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Here's a question... everyone always says "make it a short auction," but what if (for example) I know that the next iPhone will come out on day X, and I'd like my wife's 3GS to sell the night before. Would it be wise to wait until three days before to start the auction, or should I try to get as many people as I can to see it by placing it sooner?
 

greemie

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The problem with that is, since everyone is at home, that's when everyone is posting. The market gets flooded at that time. From my experience of selling for 10 years with ebay, weekday evenings are ok. Weekends are not.
 

Babyt

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I know this is a bit of topic but how much would one expect for a rather beat up iPhone 3g? Scratches on back. Small crack near top sensor. And one or two scratches on the screen..?
 
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Babyt said:
I know this is a bit of topic but how much would one expect for a rather beat up iPhone 3g? Scratches on back. Small crack near top sensor. And one or two scratches on the screen..?
Right now if it's unlocked and JB on eBay most people don't care and would bid probably 200+ lol


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psylichon

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Depends on the size. 16GB unlocked 3G's seem to be going between $250-350 right now in good condition. If those screen scratches aren't too bad and do your auction right, you should get around 3 bills.
 

Eninety2

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psylichon,

what were your total fees between ebay, paypal and shipping? I remember not going with ebay with the ipad because of the fees. Your $450 sounds right in the ballpark im looking for.
 

psylichon

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$425 I got total... after fees and shipping, it worked out to just about $400. I was surprised, because I expected a bigger fee than that, unless I missed something. Shipping was around $12 from Pennsylvania to Illinois.
 

JWiPhone

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What do you guys think? I'm thinking of selling my 3GS on eBay. It is black 32 GB model with 3rd, 4th, and 5th digits of serial number being 925 which means untethered jailbreaking. I would also unlock it. It is currently using OS version 3.1.2. It is in pristine condition without a single scratch on screen, casing, and bezel, and oleophobic coating like new. I have all the original packaging and cables. I will be including an external battery and 3 anti-glare screen protectors and ship 2nd Day Fedex FREE.

What price could I expect for that?