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Should I keep my old iPhone or sell it?

Asked by nayeight (3347points) July 28th, 2008 from iPhone

So I bought the 3G iPhone because it was cheaper and had more memory and was super sexy. I really love it but Im still really attacted to my old iPhone for sentimental reasons. A girl I work with wants to buy my old iPhone for $200 and before I got the 3G one I told her that I would sell her my old one. Now the time has come and I can’t bear to part with it. I don’t need the money, I would just spend it on clothes or something. But I have this feeling that I shouldn’t sell it and should just keep it as a little keepsake, a keepsake I paid $600 for. And in case something should happen to my 3G, I could always go back to my old phone. Am I crazy to be so attached to an inanimate object? I really to love my iPhone and if I sold it, I think I might really regret it but I feel selfish keeping it. Any thoughts?

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willbrawn's avatar

I say keep it. You paid $600 for it. The phone served you well. You could use it as decoration or a paper weight.

sndfreQ's avatar

I know what you’re feeling nayeight…I went through the same thing, and ended up selling my original. Now reading willbrawn’s response, I’m longing for my good ol’ aluminum backed friend :(

now I’m feeling like a spoiled brat!

Never mind, keep it!!!

trogdor_87's avatar

keep it, so when the new newer iphone comes out you can have a physical timeline of the iPhones predecessors.

jballou's avatar

Sell it! It’s just a phone. But sell it on eBay, the 2Gs are going for $500+ since the unlocking crowd hasn’t yet cracked the 3G (and you need a contract to buy them) and the 2Gs are unavailable through any Apple store.

jcs007's avatar

Keep it. Think of the value of it when it becomes a collectable. Like the Newton. O_O

The first generation of an epic Apple product? I smell oodles and doodles of future money.
Might I add that my nose can tell the future.

Seesul's avatar

I’m using mine as an iPod Touch. My Nano is nearly at the end of it’s battery life, so now I have a backup and longer time without having to charge. It works for everything but the phone, as long as you have a wireless connection around. I use it with our Airport to save battery on my phone when I’m at home as well, since the new one sucks up juice at a faster rate.

patrickx's avatar

Sell him you can make sombody else happy with you’re old phone!

Theotherkid's avatar

You know… Someday people will look back on that phone, and view it as the phone that revolutionized everything. (After the iPhone came out, what phone havn’t you seen with a touch screen?) It’s kind of like the first mac or iPod. Someday it will be worth something!

Maybe you should just put it in a little glass dome and display it on your desk… :-P

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