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Old 06-02-2015, 09:55 AM   #1
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Second hand Iphones

Time to upgrade the iphones. Being [relatively] cheap, I would like to get last years model around the time the next model releases.

Any suggestions on where to buy secondhand? or even B-stock?
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:58 AM   #2
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Glyde, Ebay, and Amazon are all good sources for used cellphones.
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:58 AM   #3
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Gazelle is a great pace to sell old phones and now they sell them too:

Buy Used iPhones - Gazelle Certified iPhones
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Old 06-02-2015, 12:12 PM   #4
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I have bought 2 iPhones at swappa.com over the last year and have not had any problems.
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Old 06-02-2015, 12:28 PM   #5
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I've used Gazelle to sell used ones, but haven't bought from them.
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Old 06-02-2015, 01:01 PM   #6
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Time to upgrade the iphones. Being [relatively] cheap, I would like to get last years model around the time the next model releases.

Any suggestions on where to buy secondhand? or even B-stock?
Why not buy it from a board member when they upgrade and skip the middle man? I'll volunteer. I'll be trading up from an iPhone 6 to a 7 whenever it comes out. Normally in the fall.
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I like Swappa. You can often negotiate prices, too.
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Old 06-02-2015, 10:54 PM   #8
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I have bought several used cell phones off e-bay from vendors who specialize in used phones, none were lemons. It kind of comes down to how good is the battery that will come with it.
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I have bought several used cell phones off e-bay from vendors who specialize in used phones, non were lemons. It kind of comes down to how good is the battery that will come with it.
Right. I am using my husband's 2 year old iPhone 5. And the battery doesn't last that long - certainly not compared to his new iPhone6. I hope to get a 6c/6s this fall.
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Right. I am using my husband's 2 year old iPhone 5. And the battery doesn't last that long - certainly not compared to his new iPhone6. I hope to get a 6c/6s this fall.
Do you remember to close all open apps when not using them? Doing so will extend the battery time by quite a bit.
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A new battery costs $79 installed. That's still pricey but if it extends the phone life for a year or two, not a bad option.
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Do you remember to close all open apps when not using them? Doing so will extend the battery time by quite a bit.
Actually, that can be counter productive on an iPhone (it's behaves quite differently than Android does). iOS very aggressively manages battery conservation.

Two things that can make a difference are to turn off background location tracking in certain apps and turn on background app refresh of the Facebook app.

Here's a good article that going into this in more detail:

The Ultimate Guide to Solving iOS Battery Drain β€” Scotty Loveless
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Actually, that can be counter productive on an iPhone (it's behaves quite differently than Android does). iOS very aggressively manages battery conservation.

Two things that can make a difference are to turn off background location tracking in certain apps and turn on background app refresh of the Facebook app.

Here's a good article that going into this in more detail:

The Ultimate Guide to Solving iOS Battery Drain β€” Scotty Loveless
Thanks for the link. A lot of good info there.
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> turn on background app refresh of the Facebook app

Um, turn OFF, sorry about that.
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