“On eBay today there are thousands of unlocked first-generation iPhones being offered for sale — individually or in lots of 10 or 20 or more — for prices ranging from about $450 to $700 per 16 GB phone,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt writes for Fortune.
“But if you want to sell yours, you’d better move fast, say people familiar with the business of buying and selling used iPhones,” Elmer-DeWitt writes. “‘I think the eBay market is going to dry up pretty quickly,’ says Aaron Vronko, service manager for Rapid Repair, an iPod and iPhone service bureau in Kalamazoo, Mich. ‘The market is very different today than it is going to be a month from now.'”
Elmer-DeWitt writes, “If you don’t want to take your chances on eBay or Craigslist, there are any number of resellers that will take it off your hands. BuyMyTronics.com, for example, will give you an immediate quote based your answers to their online form. For a 16GB iPhone in good condition with the box intact and all the extras (including working earbuds), they’ll pay $190.92.”
MacDailyNews Take: Who wants to put random used earbuds in their ears? Hello? Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?
Elmer-DeWitt writes, “That’s if you sell it today. After July 11, all bets are off.”
More in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Journo” for the heads up.]