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How well do used CDMA locked phones sell?

post #1 of 6
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I've never sold a smartphone before and I'm not sure what the reselling experience is going to be like. I currently have a Samsung Galaxy S3 through US Cellular (SCH-R530U), so it's CDMA.

What I'm wondering is:
- Are there a lot of people actually buying used USCellular phones? What's the market like, etc~
- How long do you think it would take to find a buyer? USC buys them but for dirt cheap.. something like $50 rolleyes.gif

I'm not going to mention the condition, size, color, age, etc of my phone as I don't want this to appear to be an appraisal thread.. it's not meant to be.. I'm just curious what they are going for (your opinion). I know they are listed for ~$200 on Amazon right now but I wonder if people are actually buying them for that very often, it seems like a high-ish price :s

I was really, really bummed to find out that AT&T's NEXT program had to be bundled with a contract. I was really hoping to grab the S4 on a NEXT plan and pick up their prepaid service, but they won't allow it.. which leaves me to having to sell my current phone and pick up an AT&T compatible phone frown.gif
post #2 of 6
Next, edge, jump, one up, they're all a scam.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk 4
post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by IIMaxII View Post

Next, edge, jump, one up, they're all a scam.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk 4

Are they only a "scam" because you have to get locked into a 2yr contract plan or is the financing deal somehow a scam as well? What I found to be a scam at AT&T is their messaging and calling rate.. you either pay per text or pay a whopping $20 a month for unlimited texting on TOP of their minutes plan ($45 is their 450 minute plan + $20 for texting is $65.. just for minutes + texting.. not including data and phone price.. no thanks).

Personally I've decided against any 2yr contacts at this point in time. I'm set on buying the new Nexus when it's out and going to some MVNO such as AIO tongue.gif
post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by cipp View Post

Are they only a "scam" because you have to get locked into a 2yr contract plan or is the financing deal somehow a scam as well? What I found to be a scam at AT&T is their messaging and calling rate.. you either pay per text or pay a whopping $20 a month for unlimited texting on TOP of their minutes plan ($45 is their 450 minute plan + $20 for texting is $65.. just for minutes + texting.. not including data and phone price.. no thanks).

Personally I've decided against any 2yr contacts at this point in time. I'm set on buying the new Nexus when it's out and going to some MVNO such as AIO tongue.gif

Little old, but here's why Edge and the like are a scam:

http://www.theverge.com/2013/7/18/4535068/verizons-edge-phone-upgrade-plan-same-bad-ripoff-as-att-next

TL;DR: You're paying extra per month for the phone while still paying the subsidized cost built into the contract (basically paying for the phone twice).
post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by IIMaxII View Post

Next, edge, jump, one up, they're all a scam.Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk 4

Jump isn't a scam, it's the only legit one. The others cost way more money to buy a phone out right. So your misinformed!!! T mobile has no contracts either, I know bc im on t mobile.

tappin from the Nexus 4
post #6 of 6
Jump cost 10$ a month, BUT that's also your insurance for the phone so it's not extra. Once your done paying on the phone, that 20$ or whatever you pay on the phone is off your bill forever.

tappin from the Nexus 4
Edited by sWaY20 - 10/10/13 at 11:00pm
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