Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you know the preorders for the iPhone X went live last Friday. So first off, let’s recap what happened last Friday at midnight.
11:55PM PST – Verizon went live early. Some were able to preorder
12:00AM – Apple site and store app still “under construction”
12:05AM – Best Buy goes live but charges $100 more (F U BBY) if you pay for the full priced Verizon version (which is the only version you want to buy.) People use Discover or Citi to pricematch using the cc’s price protection
12:06AM – Apple store app finally goes live. Already a 2-3 week wait. Apparently some people got in earlier than that if they were on Windows and Chrome. It seems word got out that the app was the best place to buy and so it must have got slammed.
12:15AM – Best Buy still shows pickup available on 11/3. Guess people didn’t want to pay the extra $100 or didn’t know about credit card price match. Best Buy starts to cancel orders for people who ordered too many.
12:??AM – Sams’s Club goes live and sells out really quickly
12:30AM – Apple now showing 4-5 week wait and that’s where it held through the morning
First off, if you bought a Sprint one, that’s gonna be the worst resell, so cancel your order. If you bought from the carriers (ATT & T-Mobile,) those will be locked, so you’ll have to find someone that has one of those carriers. If you bought FROM Verizon, that phone should be GSM UNLOCKED, so you can sell it as “Verizon GSM Unlocked” to attract buyers who want to flip overseas. If you bought from Apple, the only version that you could have bought was T-Mobile without entering in carrier login info. They SHOULD BE unlocked (box will ship with T-Mobile SIM,) but if it’s not unlocked, you’ll have to find a buyer on T-Mobile. If you bought the Verizon version from Best Buy, you can flip these as “Verizon GSM Unlocked.”
Where to sell
I’d stay away from Ebay for this one due to a high likelihood of being scammed. If you go online, I hear Swappa is a pretty good marketplace. For me, I’m going to go the Craigslist and FB route. Have people bring ONLY CASH (no Venmo or anything else) and meet me inside my bank’s lobby. Most buyers should come to you since they are more desperate. If they bring cash, have the both of you walk up to the teller and have the teller check to see if the cash is real. Some police stations have meetup points as well (Google for those.) Don’t meet anyone at night! Only in a public place! Your safety is top priority; not money! Remember, if you don’t get any hits worth pursuing, you have 14 days to just return the phone.