1. kilofox#CB's Avatar
    Thinking about selling my S2.

    As the title asks... will getting my S2 unlocked make it more valuable for resale?

    Hope to get a free one from Verizon, if not, it looks like I can get one for $17.49 on cellunlock.net

    Assuming Verizon doesn't give me a unlock code, can I expect to recoup my $17.49 when selling my Storm 2 unlocked?
    01-25-10 02:20 PM
  2. greydarrah's Avatar
    Look at the ones that are currently selling on ebay. I would think that having it unlocked would only attract a different group of buyers that don't wont to use verizon, not necessarily ones that want to spend more money. Researching ebay can prove that right or wrong. Just make sure you're comparing phones in the same condition as yours. I can tell you that 3 or 4 weeks ago, I sold my 1 year old S1 for $180 in a 3 day auction and it was not unlocked.
    01-25-10 02:27 PM
  3. kilofox#CB's Avatar
    Thanks.. called Verizon International... got the phone unlocked in 3 min.

    Guess it cant hurt to unlock. It appears the unlocked Storms go for a few more dollars on eBay.
    01-25-10 03:04 PM
  4. markhunsaker's Avatar
    Unlocking usually does raise the value...In my history of selling devices, it does increase the value and it attacts a bigger crowd. You can sell to Verizon or GSM people. So you have a larger base to sell to.
    01-25-10 03:35 PM
  5. mostlydo's Avatar
    definitly raises interest and value, will give more people to sell to.
    01-25-10 03:41 PM
  6. tech_head's Avatar
    I sold my S1.
    It was unlocked and I had a decent pool of people.
    About 1.5 months ago on ebay. Sold for $190.
    01-25-10 03:49 PM
  7. Umass021's Avatar
    Yeah it will sell for more.
    01-25-10 04:06 PM
  8. CarrierUnlock's Avatar
    Higher resale value is one of the main reasons to unlock a device. Glad they got it for you.
    01-28-10 11:19 PM
  9. TheRemoteUnlockercom's Avatar
    Good job getting it for free! Didn't cost you anything and will help you in the end
    01-29-10 01:04 PM
  10. BCasella9189's Avatar
    it definitely increases the value and you VZW will unlock it for free by doing just what you did.... say your travelling overseas and need your phone unlocked...
    02-01-10 07:33 PM