I have had an iPhone for several years now. The hubby and I aren’t eligible for an upgrade until February, though the newly announced iPhone 5 will be released in just one week.
With the upgraded FaceTime camera I’ve been desperately wanting, I’ll be counting down the days! Usually, I’m only a few months behind on my upgrades — but I haven’t paid out of pocket since my very first smartphone.
Years ago, I discovered that the resale value of the “older” phone was worth as much — and sometimes more — than the new release would cost. I’ve checked it out this week, in anticipation of the new iPhone 5, and it works yet again!
You can sell the iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S for just as much as the upgrade price on the latest phone. How is this even possible?
You get discount pricing when you sign or renew a mobile phone contract. The resell value of your old phone is still less than the full retail price, for those who are not eligible for a contract discount. If a phone breaks or someone wants to upgrade in between contract dates, they’ll buy! We have sold 5 phones in the last 3 years to pay for our own upgrades.
Here are a few options to sell your iPhone 4 before the iPhone 5 comes out next week:
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