A Woman Sold an Original, Unopened iPhone from 2007… for HOW MUCH?!
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If you took an original, first-generation iPhone into Verizon for a trade-in, they might give you 63 cents. But that’s for a USED one.
A woman named Karen Green had an original iPhone from 2007, which was STILL FACTORY-SEALED. Back then… 16 years ago… she had just scored a new management job at PetSmart.
And to celebrate, her friends bought her an iPhone. But Karen never ended up opening it… because she already had a phone that she liked, and she had a contract with Verizon. At the time, iPhones could only be used with AT&T.
But since it was a gift, she just kept it. A while back, she heard that a first-generation iPhone sold for thousands on eBay. She had it appraised in 2019 for $5,000. And now, she finally decided to unload it.
It sold at auction on Sunday for $63,356.40. It was expected to sell for $50K. Karen’s friends probably paid $599 for it back in 2007.
SOURCE: USA Today