Theis dead. Long live the iPhone SE! Needless to say, some people are not happy that Apple put their compact household phone on pasture last week. Granted, some other people ̵
Do not you agree? You want your iPhone SE and want it now? Do not worry, you can find used and refurbished in a variety of locations. Let's take a look at some SE sources and the pros and cons of each.
I'm a big proponent of Apple's overhauled Apple equipment – especially if Apple is doing the modernization. The result is an iPhone that is new in almost every way, including the warranty.
Unfortunately, Apple's store iPhone store currently has no iPhone SE stores. Would you like to be notified when this changes? Set up a warning message on Refurb Tracker, a site designed specifically to monitor Apple's conservation inventory. Just select the iPhone category and then place "iPhone SE" in the filter box so you will only get results for this model. (You can even get your notifications via RSS feed, if you'd prefer it via email.)
Apple is not the only iPhone SE refurbish game in town. Other businesses carry them too, and RefurbMe can guide you to them. For example, the iPhone SE (32GB) in Rose Gold for Straight Talk is available in five different stores, including Amazon, Back Market, and even GameStop. Price Range: $ 108 to $ 199
Just pay close attention to things like the warranty (which can range from zero to six months), the wearer (is the phone locked to a specific one?) And the overall condition. The cheapest options are probably those with the most scratches and scratches and the least accessories included. Luckily, most of the businesses listed by RefurbMe offer some sort of right of return in case you end up with a lemon.
Craigslist, eBay and Facebook Marketplace
For the most part, the best deal on a used iPhone SE comes from someone else, not a third party. That means looking for the big three private sale services: Craigslist, eBay and Facebook Marketplace.
For example, I've just done a quick marketplace search for "iPhone SE" and found a unlocked 16GB model for only $ 100. Another, tied to Walmart's Family Mobile, was only $ 80. Of course, their mileage can vary.
And of course, buying from a local person (via Craigslist or Marketplace) means a personal meeting that is not without its risks. It also means you have very little recourse if your iPhone refuses to turn on the day after you bring it home. eBay offers protection for buyers and sellers and eliminates the need to meet in person, but also means that you do not have the opportunity to inspect the iPhone first hand before buying.
If you buy a used phone in this way, make absolutely sure that it has a "clean" ESN / IMEI – which means that it has not been marked as lost or stolen or tied to the past account. Ask for this number in advance, then check it online with one of the number of checker tools (like those from Swappa).
You want to sell an old iPhone? You've probably heard of buyback sites like Back Market, Decluttr, Gazelle and Glyde. These sites are turning around and selling these phones – usually after they have undergone detailed inspections. This means you will encounter a problem much less than if you bought a used SE of, say, a guy on Craigslist.
Back Market, for example, currently has an unlocked iPhone SE (32GB) in Space Gray for $ 143, a price that includes a six-month warranty. However, it is in "bronze" condition, which means that it probably has "light but visible" scratches on the body.
At Decluttr, I found a 16GB unlocked model in "very good" condition for $ 150, a price that includes a 12-month warranty. At Glyde, however, I dropped out: The site had no used iPhone SE inventory. This is strange, considering how big it was elsewhere, but it may indicate a general increase in demand and a decline in supply.
Are you still hoping to land an iPhone SE, or do you think it's time to move on to bigger and newer things?
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