Here's Exactly How Much Your Old iPhone is Worth

Here's Exactly How Much Your Old iPhone is Worth

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Taryn Williford
Oct 5, 2011

Ready to upgrade to the iPhone 4S? You can take a little edge off the steep prices ($399? With a new contract?!) by trading in your old iPhone for cash. There are a bevy of online sites that'll take older iPhones off your hands—each offering very different prices for Apple's different iPhone models. Luckily, we've done all the price-comparison legwork for you.

We valued several old iPhone models—every phone from the original 4GB iPhone to the white 32GB Verizon iPhone 4—through each of the 5 biggest trade-in dealers: eBay Instant Sale, Best Buy Trade-In, BuyMyTronics.com, Gazelle.com and NextWorth.com.

In each case, we asked the site to estimate the trade-in value for a phone in "excellent" or "like new" condition, with all of the original cords and packaging included.

Your mileage may vary, of course. Expect to earn a little less if your phone is in poor shape or missing any accessories. Also, these trade-in prices are likely to change day-to-day and even hour-to-hour. As demand goes down or supply goes up (like after the iPhone 4S gets into consumers hands), these trade-in values will probably drop. The best time to sell off your old iPhone is right now.




iPhone 2G (Original)

iPhone 2G 4GB
eBay Instant Sale: $66.50
Best Buy Trade-In: $66 (gift card) or $43 (check)
BuyMyTronics.com: $24
Gazelle.com: $22
NextWorth.com: not listed

iPhone 2G 8GB
eBay Instant Sale: $62.50
Best Buy Trade-In: $64 (gift card) or $41 (check)
BuyMyTronics.com: $40
Gazelle.com: $23
NextWorth.com: $50

iPhone 2G 16GB
eBay Instant Sale: $68.75
Best Buy Trade-In: $64 (gift card) or $42 (check)
BuyMyTronics.com: $34
Gazelle.com: $24
NextWorth.com: not listed




iPhone 3G

iPhone 3G 8GB
eBay Instant Sale: $121.25
Best Buy Trade-In: $105 (gift card) or $68 (check)
BuyMyTronics.com: $55
Gazelle.com: $55
NextWorth.com: $71

iPhone 3G 16GB Black
eBay Instant Sale: $141
Best Buy Trade-In: $64 (gift card) or $41 (check)
BuyMyTronics.com: $75
Gazelle.com: $71
NextWorth.com: $79.42

iPhone 3G 16GB White
eBay Instant Sale: $141
Best Buy Trade-In: $64 (gift card) or $41 (check)
BuyMyTronics.com: $75
Gazelle.com: $71
NextWorth.com: $135




iPhone 3GS

iPhone 3GS 8GB
eBay Instant Sale: $179.75
Best Buy Trade-In: $139 (gift card) or $90 (check)
BuyMyTronics.com: $107
Gazelle.com: $116
NextWorth.com: $121.11

iPhone 3GS 16GB Black
eBay Instant Sale: $188.75
Best Buy Trade-In: $80 (gift card) or $52 (check)
BuyMyTronics.com: $127
Gazelle.com: $121
NextWorth.com: $135

iPhone 3GS 16GB White
eBay Instant Sale: $188.75
Best Buy Trade-In: $80 (gift card) or $52 (check)
BuyMyTronics.com: $127
Gazelle.com: $121
NextWorth.com: $135

iPhone 3GS 32GB Black
eBay Instant Sale: $229
Best Buy Trade-In: $156 (gift card) or $102 (check)
BuyMyTronics.com: $138
Gazelle.com: $148
NextWorth.com: $165

iPhone 3GS 32GB White
eBay Instant Sale: $229
Best Buy Trade-In: $156 (gift card) or $102 (check)
BuyMyTronics.com: $138
Gazelle.com: $148
NextWorth.com: $165




iPhone 4

AT&T

iPhone 4 16GB Black AT&T
eBay Instant Sale: $325.50
Best Buy Trade-In: $267 (gift card) or $173 (check)
BuyMyTronics.com: $186
Gazelle.com: $186
NextWorth.com: $200

iPhone 4 16GB White AT&T
eBay Instant Sale: $325.50
Best Buy Trade-In: $267 (gift card) or $173 (check)
BuyMyTronics.com: $186
Gazelle.com: $186
NextWorth.com: $200

iPhone 4 32GB Black AT&T
eBay Instant Sale: $357.50
Best Buy Trade-In: $275 (gift card) or $179 (check)
BuyMyTronics.com: $186
Gazelle.com: $201
NextWorth.com: $215

iPhone 4 32GB White AT&T
eBay Instant Sale: $357.50
Best Buy Trade-In: $275 (gift card) or $179 (check)
BuyMyTronics.com: $186
Gazelle.com: $201
NextWorth.com: $215


Verizon

iPhone 4 16GB Black Verizon
eBay Instant Sale: $297.75
Best Buy Trade-In: $267 (gift card) or $173 (check)
BuyMyTronics.com: $136
Gazelle.com: $154
NextWorth.com: $165

iPhone 4 16GB White Verizon
eBay Instant Sale: $297.75
Best Buy Trade-In: $267 (gift card) or $173 (check)
BuyMyTronics.com: $136
Gazelle.com: $154
NextWorth.com: $165

iPhone 4 32GB Black Verizon
eBay Instant Sale: $318.50
Best Buy Trade-In: $275 (gift card) or $179 (check)
BuyMyTronics.com: $143
Gazelle.com: $160
NextWorth.com: $172

iPhone 4 32GB White Verizon
eBay Instant Sale: $318.50
Best Buy Trade-In: $275 (gift card) or $179 (check)
BuyMyTronics.com: $143
Gazelle.com: $160
NextWorth.com: $172



(Images: Wikimedia Commons, Apple)

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