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a good two Weeks after iPhone 6 and Plus into South Korea, higher-capacity models especially Plus are still hard to get . here is the going-rate (actually sold person-to-person) for older iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, 5 and 5S over the Peninsula on non-scratched like-new exterior devices, on the Week of November 10 2014 :

. . . . . . . . . . . 8GB . . . . 16GB . . . . 32GB . . . . 64GB . . . . 128GB
iPhone 3GS

iPhone 4 . . W70,000 . W100,000 . W120,000
iPhone 4S . . . . . . . . . W150,000 . W170,000 . W200,000

iPhone 5 . . . . . . . . . . W300,000 . W340,000 . W380,000
iPhone 5S . . . . . . . . . W430,000 . W480,000 . W500,000

note :

  • iPhone retain resale price almost twice than Android counter-parts like SamSung Galaxy and LG Optimus, thus a great way to save and still use a smart-phone is to buy a two-season-old Galaxy or G series 😉
  • recent models like iPhone 5 and 5S are usually sold in full original product box and contents WITH dedicated or compatible accessories as a set : including LCD screen protective film and case, while older models may be device only with signs of usage especially while ear-phones as well as USB connecting cord .
  • white and gold models are more popular, as well as mid-capacity models (32GB than 16GB or 64GB)
  • Official repair centers here exchange problematic device with a refurbished one, and some people sell this as soon as they get it before use, as it fetch higher rate than a simply ‘used’ phone . thus prices above on iPhone 5 and later are of those whose Warranty is still valid – so minus about W50,000 on those without .
  • iPhone with definitive dents on the side take W50,000 lower, while cracked LCD screen -W100,000 !
  • same goes for those purchased abroad thus void of warranty within South Korea, but does not matter when selling a company buying-in used phones (instead of private user or actual consumer) because they usually sell-off to China, although their buy-in price is set quite lower than over-all person-to-person deals .

 

 

( November 25 Tuesday Update ) the power of iPhone, and a new model at that : almost two Weeks from original post on used price thus going rate of older iPhones – thus a good four Weeks from again-belated introduction of iPhone 6 and Plus onto the Korean Peninsula : prices drop steeply for example iPhone 5 32GB now selling at W230,000 ~ 270,000 while just exchanged to a refurbished one from an Official Support Center will hold the ante at around W300,000 ! so with a couple of Month Warranty still intact 😉

( End of November ) No, there is NO such heavenly discount Black Friday Weekend sale in the Orient, but to accentuate again : high 64GB capacity used iPhones as well as iPads are bargains compared to when these first came out . to-date : almost-new exterior iPhone 5 64GB with 9 Month Warranty in full-box package left can be had for W350,000 😉 the price-hike of W100,000 each as you went up from 16GB to 32GB, and to 64GB : become mere W30,000 differences when opt to buy them used after a year or two from their initial release //

 

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