Resale of iPhone 4 for Captivate


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  1. nybmx

    nybmx Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So I'm looking to pick up a Captivate by the end of the month. It just occurred to me that since I'm eligible for an upgrade that I could buy a 32gb iPhone 4 for $299 and sell it on ebay for a lot more. Afterward I could just buy the captivate at the no contract price that at&t offers (~$500) and use the extra money for a micro sd card and whatever else I want.

    Has anyone else done this? Are there any problems with doing this, such as at&t not allowing it? I assume there shouldn't be a problem but sometimes companies have some fine print that you would never expect.

    Thanks.
     

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    peachpuff Well-Known Member

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  3. CrimsonPride

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    you should have no problem doing that
     
  4. Endoran

    Endoran Well-Known Member

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    It's disgusting how much money you can get for a new iP4 on eBay...and somewhat hilarious. And sad (as a sign of intelligence of the human race) given off-contract from AT&T is 600$ for the 16g version. And fortunate for you!
     
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    nybmx Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Alright cool I didn't think it would be a problem. Thanks.
     
  6. ckyllr

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    That's what I did to offset some of my cost. I originally got the Iphone 4 for $199 and sold it on ebay for $700 and bought the captivate off of craiglist for $250. So... basically cost me nothing to upgrade and pocket $250 in the process.
     
  7. malibu_rapper

    malibu_rapper Well-Known Member

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    Good idea, wish I had thought of it...
     
  8. alphadog00

    alphadog00 Well-Known Member

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    I like hearing about things like this, but sometimes it is more trouble then it is worth. Don't get me wrong, I like money, but sometimes dealing with eBay is a pain, and all the users.....

    Great idea though, I see no flaws in the logic.
     
  9. qwertyaas

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    I was going to do that until I realized it will only net me around $50-100 after buying the Captivate at no-commitment price. Not worth the hassle to me (I won't buy a newer smartphone on CL due to warranty purposes).

    And remember, Ebay, Paypal and shipping fees add up.
     
  10. nybmx

    nybmx Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah that's a concern of mine. The main concern I have though is getting a phone that I can jailbreak and unlock. Unlocked 32gb phones are going for over $800.
     
  11. richierich

    richierich Active Member

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    Yup I did all the calculations and it wouldn't be worth the hassle
     
  12. qwertyaas

    qwertyaas Well-Known Member

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    I heard all new iPhones are shipping with 4.0.2 which can't be Jailbroken at the moment. Keep that in mind.

    Yep. Assuming you can sell a 16GB for $600-700, that's around $350-450 in pocket (after taking out the $200 for the phone and fees of selling). Buy a new Captivate and...

    I get premier pricing on the Captivate (~$370) and still not worth it. It would be easier for me to just buy a Captivate at no commitment and flip it for the $50 profit - but still not worth the hassle ;)
     
  13. malibu_rapper

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    I can't imagine it's much more difficult to sell the phone on craigslist than eBay, then you don't have to worry about those fees...
     

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