06-22-2014 11:59 AM
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  1. aitt's Avatar
    So I was going to depart with my 1520 and wait till WP advances more and decided to put my phone up for sale. I notice that eBay sellers have them going for cheap. Even seen Craiglist list them as low as $200. I've negotiated going as low as $385 but still no bite. Crazy or maybe it's just me wanting too much for it, but there's no way I'm going that low for the quality of this phone.

    My question is do phones in general lose value that fast? I'm really just assuming 3 things

    Windows Phone
    Too big
    Nokia in the US

    I've sold a two year old Samsung for $200 before. Anyway I rather keep it if that's the case. This phone is worth more to me to keep and use less than to sell it cheap.

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    06-18-2014 02:30 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    One other reason for low resale value is locked to AT&T. Unlocked phones have higher resale value.
    Guytronic and Editguy1900 like this.
    06-18-2014 02:33 PM
  3. aitt's Avatar
    True but I've sold locked phones easily and got bites quicker and great money for them.

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    06-18-2014 02:41 PM
  4. tgp's Avatar
    I've noticed that popularity is tied to resale value (DUH!). iPhones & Samsung Galaxies hold their value well, but most other phones not so much. It has less to do with the quality of the device than its popularity. An AT&T locked WP phablet is scraping the bottom in popularity in the US!
    06-18-2014 02:43 PM
  5. fawzib's Avatar
    i got iphone for 2 year contract for $199 and sold it for $400 after a year and a half.
    06-18-2014 02:53 PM
  6. Will6371's Avatar
    i got iphone for 2 year contract for $199 and sold it for $400 after a year and a half.
    On what phone?
    06-18-2014 03:06 PM
  7. aitt's Avatar
    I've noticed that popularity is tied to resale value (DUH!). iPhones & Samsung Galaxies hold their value well, but most other phones not so much. It has less to do with the quality of the device than its popularity. An AT&T locked WP phablet is scraping the bottom in popularity in the US!
    Never sold a Samsung Galaxy. Actually sold a Samsung Infuse, Nexus One and 7 1st gen, and Nokia E71 just to name a few. And the E71 wasn't even a hot item compared to the Samsung Blackjack II. So no duh... Popularity plays a part but I'm convinced nobody cares for Window Phones. So I do agree with you on the last part

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    06-18-2014 03:15 PM
  8. oditius's Avatar
    I bought a used 1520 for AT&T for $320 (swappa). Sold it last week for $360 (Craigslist). Took the $360 and bought a HTC One M8 $65 more. (BTW I do have my black 32GB 1520 still, I just like to have a couple phones to play with.)
    06-18-2014 05:45 PM
  9. Blacklac's Avatar
    Resale is completely dependent on demand.

    I haven't really checked what networks this phone is compatible with, but id think an exclusive phone would hold retail decent, as long as it worked on other carriers. Maybe not...
    06-18-2014 05:51 PM
  10. Rawliglat x's Avatar
    I dont even see why anyone would buy a used AT&T L1520 at $385. AT&T totally raped that phone. No damned QI? 16GB?

    A brand new international version can be gotten for about $500+
    I would assume a second hand international version should be no more than $400.

    And you expect a second hand AT&T version to be sold at $385? Any one in their right senses would add a few extra bucks and pick the international version (well except there was something hindering them).
    06-18-2014 06:14 PM
  11. aitt's Avatar
    I dont even see why anyone would buy a used AT&T L1520 at $385. AT&T totally raped that phone. No damned QI? 16GB?

    A brand new international version can be gotten for about $500+
    I would assume a second hand international version should be no more than $400.

    And you expect a second hand AT&T version to be sold at $385? Any one in their right senses would add a few extra bucks and pick the international version (well except there was something hindering them).
    OK... Lol you mad or something?

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    06-18-2014 09:31 PM
  12. akthelonelyman's Avatar
    In eBay India nokia phones generally have good resale value..used nokia 808 pureview goes for Rs 20000-25000 .that phone is not even supported anymore and Symbian appstore is shutdown. n9 goes for Rs 20000. Thats incredible resale value considering the brand new other great phones u can get at that price. Maybe its coz of the special significance of that devices.i dont see much used 1520 on eBay though,only brand new ones.
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    06-18-2014 10:28 PM
  13. Rawliglat x's Avatar
    OK... Lol you mad or something?
    Lol nah, just my 2 cents XD
    (well what AT&T did with the L1520 gets on my nerves XD)
    06-19-2014 03:04 AM
  14. oditius's Avatar
    Let's see, international version is rare to find. And not everyone in the U.S. has a Qi charger laying around collecting dust. So it isn't important to everyone. With 8.1 storage problems are solved, move apps to a SD card. So no need for you to worry about space. I personally have the AT&T 32GB version myself. And the PMA case also. Since I didn't have any Qi pads laying around, I just bought a cheap PMA pad off eBay for $5.

    Sent from my AT&T HTC One M8 via Tapatalk.
    06-19-2014 08:05 AM
  15. Riley2521's Avatar
    It's a niche device. For a lot of folks it's just too big. That's probably got something to do with low resale.
    06-19-2014 08:33 AM
  16. aitt's Avatar
    I actually got someone that made an offer finally . Just have to take a small loss for what I really wanted.

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    06-19-2014 09:49 AM
  17. madsedan's Avatar
    Not sure about your area but I'm in a huge city, Dallas, and the low end of the pricing on used 1520's is around $350, some in the $425 range.
    06-19-2014 10:35 AM
  18. Dietrich Cleijne's Avatar
    Here you can buy a 1520 brand new for around 500 euro's, if you go for a used device you pay around 400 euro's.
    Thats what i payed for mine gladly...
    06-19-2014 12:02 PM
  19. neftv's Avatar
    Not sure about your area but I'm in a huge city, Dallas, and the low end of the pricing on used 1520's is around $350, some in the $425 range.


    I not sure which version of the 1520 people are seeing at $300-400 range but the version I like is the 1520.3 or known as RM-938. When I search that specific model for example on ebay I see $650 and $699 price tag. I know that Newegg and couple other place have it just a little cheaper but mot by much.
    I can't seeing buy this phone spec'ed to work for only one carrier. That is why I prefer the RM-938 as it more flexible to go with whichever carrier I want.
    06-19-2014 12:53 PM
  20. Will6371's Avatar
    I got mine a few months back for 330 pounds here in the UK new.
    06-19-2014 02:16 PM
  21. MrGoodSmith's Avatar
    I think it also depends on how you market your ad.
    The unlocked 1520.3 (RM-938) holds the highest resale value since it supports more bands and can work with AWS carriers as well.
    06-19-2014 03:48 PM
  22. waazzupppp's Avatar
    They are fetching between $350-400 in the Seattle area. I think the hard part to remember is that it is only a $550 device new. When you compare the 1 year used price of most phones, you have to take into account retail.

    That $400 iPhone was $650-750 (16GB or 32GB) where as your Lumia was $100 less making it $300. Then you have the fact that it was a Windows Phone which brings them down in the $250 range. So if a 1520 is selling at $300-350, it's actually performing quite well.
    06-19-2014 05:58 PM
  23. EC Translating Services's Avatar
    Mine in Taipei has been on sale since two weeks after I bought it. No one even ever asked to buy it so I use it as a spare and for pics. The Galaxy note 2 is still in demand. Many didn't like the 3. However yes it is hard to resell, even for cheap in my case. Simply Taiwan is an iOS or Android place. WP never took off.
    06-20-2014 08:07 AM
  24. Cheetor ZA's Avatar
    Im in South Africa and here the resell value is also low, new the phone costs R9700 ($904) and 2nd hand its going for R5000 ($466)
    06-20-2014 09:21 AM
  25. MDK22's Avatar
    I'll chime in, I've seen used Lumia 1520s on eBay for $350 - $400, next to NIB sealed 1520s for $400. Which one will you buy ?

    It's all market economics, I bought mine from a legit 3rd party, NIB, sealed for $425 in February. It's the AT&T 16gb, Red version, which I've since gotten unlocked. Really like the phone, someone would have to offer me more for the phone to make me part with it. BUT, that's just my personal preference. It was / is a niche product, but, uptake of phablets seems to be on the rise - it simply works for me & it's not BIG, other phones are small (my current perspective).
    06-20-2014 10:05 AM
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