How I made money by switching from iPhone to Droid


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  1. Campah

    Campah Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I switched to Droid with about half of my AT&T iPhone contract left, so I knew I'd have to pay a cancelation fee. I had a iPhone 3G (not S), so I didn't think I could get much for it. Fortunately, I actually MADE money by switching. Here's my breakdown:

    Droid (Best Buy) - $200
    Activation Fee - $35
    AT&T Cancelation - $100

    Total Cost: $335

    Ebay sale of iPhone: $389

    Net gain for me: $54

    Now I will mention that I did do 3 auctions on ebay for my phone, since the first two were "purchased" by Nigerian scammers (BE CAREFUL!), and I was super nervous when I actually did ship my old iPhone to the winner, but in the end, it was completely worth it, and I almost completely covered my first Verizon bill in addition to covering the switching cost.
     

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  2. xmr405o

    xmr405o Well-Known Member

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    I did the same thing except that best buy priced match the dell mobility price. Yay for us!
     
  3. ctlongley

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    I did the same thing except I use a company (Nextworth) that I have sold numerous phones and electronics back to. They don't always have the highest price, but sometimes its worth it to know that I am not getting scammed.
     
  4. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Well-Known Member

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    I sold my iphone via howardsforum for 450 bucks. bought my mytouch3g for 99 bucks.. big profit :). plus im saving 30 bucks a month on my plan. that adds up over the next 2 years.

    call verizon and fight for that activation fee, they are likely to give it back or credit you
     
  5. sooper_droid12

    sooper_droid12 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to DROIDNation. There's a wealth of information on here and you should ask questions or search because it's likely to have been covered. There's a few pricks that like to bash the DROID, but you made a good choice and it's a great app-phone.
     
  6. Grizzlybear

    Grizzlybear Well-Known Member

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    I did something similar, I traded my iPhone in at a Verizon store at a mall, They offered $100 off the purchase of a droid so I only paid $100 for it, plus i got a $100 mail in rebate, and a $50 mail in rebate for opening a new verizon account.
     

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