What happened to all the old v1 phones?

gipoliceman

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You could walk into an AT&T store or an Apple store and buy a v1 iPhone just a few months ago, then when they announced the new 3g phone, all the sudden you can't even get a refurbished iPhone. Does anybody have a clue what happened to them all? Is it possible that they will begin selling them again soon? I do not want a 3g phone b/c I don't need the speed or the gps and I don't want the higher monthly costs.
My problem is that my v1 8gb iPhone has 146mb of space left on it and I don't have any of my videos or movies installed, and I only have 3 new apps on it. I need a reasonably priced 16gb v1 iPhone that has not been jailbroken....any ideas?
I know I can find them on ebay, but people are asking stupid prices for them, I have a $50 Apple gift card I'm sitting on and would rather buy a new phone for $250 before I'd buy a used one for $400.
 

mach1mustang_101

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best bet would be to post on here. i picked up a mint 4gb with 1 year Apple care plan for 200$. thats a deal. probbly get a 16gb for bout 300 - 350.
 

gipoliceman

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cool, I searched around the forums and might be blind, but don't see a for sale or wanted section....is this section okay or should I move this post?
 

ColsTiger

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cool, I searched around the forums and might be blind, but don't see a for sale or wanted section....is this section okay or should I move this post?
the had a marketplace section but it was abused somewhat so it was shut down. Your best bet to pick up a first gen iPhone would be to check ebay.

Good luck.
 

mach1mustang_101

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yeah the marketplace is shut down. i just posted in the iPhone 3g saying that i would pay someone 200$ for there old v1 so they can buy a new one and i had 3 people pm me. i didn't really care if i got banned or anything. i know i was abusing the rules but hey they need to reopen the marketplace then or something.
 

ColsTiger

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yeah the marketplace is shut down. i just posted in the iPhone 3g saying that i would pay someone 200$ for there old v1 so they can buy a new one and i had 3 people pm me. i didn't really care if i got banned or anything. i know i was abusing the rules but hey they need to reopen the marketplace then or something.

Well good luck with that. Incoming!
 

chris

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Two notes:

  1. The marketplace opened up today, but that's unrelated to this post.
  2. If you openly admit to breaking the forum rules, it's most likely face suspended privileges. In this case, a 1 day suspension.
If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to read our forum policy. If anything is unclear, I welcome you to send me a PM to see if posts are keeping within our guidelines. Thanks for your understanding.
 

ColsTiger

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Two notes:

  1. The marketplace opened up today, but that's unrelated to this post.
  2. If you openly admit to breaking the forum rules, it's most likely face suspended privileges. In this case, a 2 day suspension.
If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to read our forum policy. If anything is unclear, I welcome you to send me a PM to see if posts are keeping within our guidelines. Thanks for your understanding.
Thanks for the update on the marketplace. It will be a very busy forum for the next couple of weeks.