Monday, January 30 2012 @ 10:20 PM EST Contributed by: Admin
Sold another iPhone.
July 2010: Paid $299 for an iPhone 4S (+6.5% FL sales tax, +$18 AT&T upgrade fee, plus a case - got a so-so one right away for $30 or $35; the free one I got arrived a few weeks later and was better; I'm using the case for my 4S so it doesn't really count anyway.)
January 2012: Listed on eBay for $295, sold for $300 exactly
eBay keeps $27.70 - 9% + 0.35 + another 0.35 because I had to list twice because the first buyer flaked on me
$300 sent to me via PayPal, they keep $9 (3%)
$263.30 so far, plus I need to pay for shipping
Remember: when buying an iPhone, you'll pay $100 for each storage increase but you'll only see about $50 of that at resale time. If I would have had a $199 base iPhone 4, I probably would have gotten about $250.
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iPhone is KILLING on Verizon
Tuesday, January 24 2012 @ 03:12 PM EST Contributed by: Admin
MG Siegler quoted the best line from Tom Krazit's piece: "In the first quarter that Verizon Wireless was on board with Apple for an iPhone launch event, the company sold 4.2 million iPhones, accounting for more than half of the 7.7 million smartphones that its customers purchased in the fourth quarter." More than half. Absolutely amazing. Another way to read "more than half" is "sold more than all other smartphones combined."