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    I've decided that when the bionic comes out I'll most likely get it and sell my bolt, and I'm wondering how much you guys think I could get for it. It has some wear on the body but will have a new digitizer and LCD. It will come with the original packaging, a soft case, a hard case, and a new SIM card.
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    I haven't checked to see waht the current value of the Bolt is. Just see what their going for on ebay and craigs list for an idea. Just remember that I will close this thread if anyone makes an offer all sales need to be in the market place and follow all the market rules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by afgasparo View Post
    I've decided that when the bionic comes out I'll most likely get it and sell my bolt, and I'm wondering how much you guys think I could get for it. It has some wear on the body but will have a new digitizer and LCD. It will come with the original packaging, a soft case, a hard case, and a new SIM card.
    Craigslist is the best way to find out. Remember the price will drop overnight the day the bionic is released. Currently I have seen the price range of 200-350 with the higher being brand new. There isn't much of a demand for them since everyone wants the charge.
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    Ill give you $5 but last time i checked ebay they were around 300
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    I would say the average selling price is $300 on ebay, I've checked completed listings. You may get a little bit more with accessories, but don't count on it.

    I think it is about the same on craigslist list. I recommend craigslist because on eBay you'll have to pay for the listings + final value fee ($20) + 2% paypal fee + shipping if you list it as free shipping.

    It's a shame the thunderbolt resale value has gone down so much. :/
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    I think you will learn that you will experience a number of low ballers out there, I haven't sold my Droid X because so many act like because I am going to sale it I need the money and is open to let it go for a crazy price. My device is replaced 3 days before I bought my TB and is in perfect shape and I have had insulting offers like 85 and 100 .

    My suggestion is come up with a price you see as reasonable and go from there, just keep in mind the shape of device.

    One more to consider the Bionic has been set back a number of times due to issues and you may want to wait and see if they fixed them before going into it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pizza33 View Post
    I would say the average selling price is $300 on ebay, I've checked completed listings. You may get a little bit more with accessories, but don't count on it.

    I think it is about the same on craigslist list. I recommend craigslist because on eBay you'll have to pay for the listings + final value fee ($20) + 2% paypal fee + shipping if you list it as free shipping.

    It's a shame the thunderbolt resale value has gone down so much. :/
    give the phone away for 1 cent, charge $300 for shipping. No more sales fee on ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djnikkofb View Post
    give the phone away for 1 cent, charge $300 for shipping. No more sales fee on ebay.

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    lol nice!
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    You can always start a little higher. But how the phone looks will be as important as how it is running.
    If it shows a lot of wear and tear then possibly 275.00 and you can be firm on as low as you will go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by afgasparo View Post
    I've decided that when the bionic comes out I'll most likely get it and sell my bolt, and I'm wondering how much you guys think I could get for it. It has some wear on the body but will have a new digitizer and LCD. It will come with the original packaging, a soft case, a hard case, and a new SIM card.
    Verizon says it is worth $200 as a trade in.

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    BTW, when selling it, I wouldn't say anything about "new digitizer and LCD". I know I would never buy from an "admitted" back-yard-mechanic.

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    give the phone away for 1 cent, charge $300 for shipping. No more sales fee on ebay.

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    They don't allow you to do outrageous shipping like that anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djnikkofb View Post
    give the phone away for 1 cent, charge $300 for shipping. No more sales fee on ebay.

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    Which is against eBay policy, I should add. If you get away with it, cool, but if you get caught, you can get your account suspended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mclarryjr View Post
    I haven't checked to see waht the current value of the Bolt is. Just see what their going for on ebay and craigs list for an idea. Just remember that I will close this thread if anyone makes an offer all sales need to be in the market place and follow all the market rules.
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    It's a shame the thunderbolt resale value has gone down so much. :/
    It's no surprise though. All phones do. When they dont work right of course price drops more. A buggy phone purchased with no warranty or customer service isn't worth much to most people. If it worked.flawlessly value would be significantly higher. I bought this phone rather than charge because of the extra RAM but I won't make the HTC mistake a third time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by recDNA View Post
    It's no surprise though. All phones do. When they dont work right of course price drops more. A buggy phone purchased with no warranty or customer service isn't worth much to most people. If it worked.flawlessly value would be significantly higher. I bought this phone rather than charge because of the extra RAM but I won't make the HTC mistake a third time.
    I'll give him $300 to take my wife and he can keep the phone.
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    I've got a Samsung Fascinate I don't use. Wanna trade me the Thunderbolt for it? Then I can have 2 TBolts and start my world domination!! Bwahahahahahaha!!

    Okay, back to work...
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    with Thunderbolts on sale for 99.99 i think at amazon maybe 200
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    I sold a brand new one two months ago for $350 here locally. I had a lot of offers in the $250 range, some as high as $300. I feel very fortunate to have got what I did for it.
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    One dollar Bob.
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    You'll probably get around 200 for it since the price should drop once the bionic is out. I've seen people on craigslist selling it for 250 used, good condition and the occasional 200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by streetstrip01 View Post
    One dollar Bob.
    I bid $1.01 bob.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdk2 View Post
    I'll give him $300 to take my wife and he can keep the phone.
    It's comments like these that motivate me to stay unmarried

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