Friendly Metal Detecting Forums   Big boys Hobbies
List all sponsors

Go Back   Friendly Metal Detecting Forums > Metal Detecting > Beach and Water Hunting

Reply
  
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-20-2019, 06:23 PM
garviso8's Avatar
garviso8 garviso8 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: miami fl
Posts: 471
Default iphones

anybody ever sell an iPhone on e-bay that doesn't work. i found an iPhone 10 buried in the wet sand at the beach looks pretty good, some minor scratches no broken glass or dents but wont power on these things are pretty pricey brand new. any thoughts?
Reply With Quote


  #2  
Old 08-20-2019, 06:43 PM
SmirkAtTheMerc's Avatar
SmirkAtTheMerc SmirkAtTheMerc is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Virginia
Posts: 84
Default

If you find a phone, dry it out in a container with silica gel beads for about 24 hours. Then, take it out and try turning it on, silica gel beads soak up all the water in the phone.

__________________
Coins In Total: 481 ($37.51) Gold: 1
Wheat Pennies: 21 (Silver Coins: 7)
Teknetics T2 SE, Garrett Pro Pointer,

Reply With Quote


  #3  
Old 08-20-2019, 06:56 PM
brncofan's Avatar
brncofan brncofan is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: southwest,CT
Posts: 3,299
Default

Felix got like $350 for one on eBay I think


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

__________________
best finds to date - 1821 capped bust dime ,1853 seated quarter, (2) 1891 seated dimes, 1874 seated dime, 1887 seated dime love token , 1777 half reale ,1805 drapped bust largie, 1914 barber half dollar,1812 classic head largie, 1864 2 cent piece,(1909 barber half dollar with a 1934 walker half dollar in the same hole together)1952 ben franklin half dollar

Reply With Quote


  #4  
Old 08-20-2019, 07:03 PM
itsaring!'s Avatar
itsaring! itsaring! is offline
24K Larry
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Dirty South
Posts: 13,375
Default

Originally Posted by SmirkAtTheMerc View post
If you find a phone, dry it out in a container with silica gel beads for about 24 hours. Then, take it out and try turning it on, silica gel beads soak up all the water in the phone.
Never worked on any i found in the ocean. As soon as the salt touches electronic phones the battery lets loose. Not saying it wont work on over 1 out of 100? But that is likely the ratio.

__________________
In the battle of Thermopylae the Persian Armies demanded that the Greeks surrender their weapons. King Leonidas responded saying "Molon Labe." Translation "Come and get it".

Reply With Quote


  #5  
Old 08-20-2019, 07:05 PM
itsaring!'s Avatar
itsaring! itsaring! is offline
24K Larry
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Dirty South
Posts: 13,375
Default

Originally Posted by brncofan View post
Felix got like $350 for one on eBay I think


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Yeah we sell flooded phones on feebay all the time. Think the record for a flooded one was $650

__________________
In the battle of Thermopylae the Persian Armies demanded that the Greeks surrender their weapons. King Leonidas responded saying "Molon Labe." Translation "Come and get it".

Reply With Quote


  #6  
Old 08-20-2019, 09:10 PM
FelixtheCat's Avatar
FelixtheCat FelixtheCat is online now
A Knight of the Round Coil
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Miami
Posts: 10,627
Default

Originally Posted by brncofan View post
Felix got like $350 for one on eBay I think
IPhone 10 within months after they came out. I sold it for something like that.

__________________
"Seek & You Shall Find"

Reply With Quote


  #7  
Old 08-20-2019, 10:32 PM
zeemang zeemang is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: South of there
Posts: 19,358
Default

I sell phones all the time, just make sure you put "water damaged" in the title, you don't have to say salt water...

__________________
E trac and an equinox 800 woowhoo!
Living the American dream, just a bit further south...

Reply With Quote


  #8  
Old 08-21-2019, 01:05 PM
garviso8's Avatar
garviso8 garviso8 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: miami fl
Posts: 471
Default

Originally Posted by FelixtheCat View post
IPhone 10 within months after they came out. I sold it for something like that.
Did it power on?
Reply With Quote


  #9  
Old 08-21-2019, 01:16 PM
FelixtheCat's Avatar
FelixtheCat FelixtheCat is online now
A Knight of the Round Coil
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Miami
Posts: 10,627
Default

Originally Posted by garviso8 View post
Did it power on?
Nope! Everytime I get an iPhone I see

__________________
"Seek & You Shall Find"

Reply With Quote


1 members found this post helpful.
  #10  
Old 08-21-2019, 01:19 PM
lytle78 lytle78 is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 636
Default

Get a usb to lightning connector cable - plug it in to a usb charger and see if it lights up. If it does, it ainít dead. iPhone 10ís are waterproof

__________________
Rick Kempf
Gold Canyon AZ- where there is no gold

Reply With Quote


  #11  
Old 08-21-2019, 01:52 PM
FelixtheCat's Avatar
FelixtheCat FelixtheCat is online now
A Knight of the Round Coil
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Miami
Posts: 10,627
Default

Originally Posted by lytle78 View post
Get a usb to lightning connector cable - plug it in to a usb charger and see if it lights up. If it does, it ainít dead. iPhone 10ís are waterproof
Rick I did that. If its down long enough something's gonna give. I'll bet that whatever charges that can go bad in water is self-contained from the rest of the phone.

__________________
"Seek & You Shall Find"

Reply With Quote


  #12  
Old 08-21-2019, 02:49 PM
ScubaDetector's Avatar
ScubaDetector ScubaDetector is offline
Freshwater Shark
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Underwater with the fishes
Posts: 11,649
Default

Iphone 8's seem to last a lot longer than 10's underwater. I have found 8s that work after over 3 weeks. Most 10's are dead after a few days.

__________________
Please leave a ring after the beep, Thank you
Fisher CZ-21 (3), Fisher CZ-20, Tesoro Tiger Shark (2), Whites Dual Field, Minelab Equinox 800 (2), Whites Eagle SL2 Find me on Facebook Scubadetector

Reply With Quote


  #13  
Old 08-21-2019, 02:56 PM
Charly-in-CT-RI Charly-in-CT-RI is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: CT / RI / FL
Posts: 541
Default

I once sold one that was in the water for at least a month with a cracked screen. I got 20-25$ on ebay. I sold it 'as-is' for parts only.

__________________
YTD: 3 Gold rings / 0 Silver Rings / 2 silver coins / 1 junk rings

Reply With Quote


  #14  
Old 08-21-2019, 03:21 PM
Beachhunter's Avatar
Beachhunter Beachhunter is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,163
Default

I guess I wonít be turning them over to the lifeguard any longer.

__________________
Equinox 800, XP Deus, Stealth 720i

Reply With Quote


1 members found this post helpful.
  #15  
Old 08-21-2019, 10:31 PM
lytle78 lytle78 is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 636
Default

I have learned stuff here - a good day.

__________________
Rick Kempf
Gold Canyon AZ- where there is no gold

Reply With Quote


  #16  
Old 08-21-2019, 10:43 PM
Gold Digger 2's Avatar
Gold Digger 2 Gold Digger 2 is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: SW florida
Posts: 4,005
Default

you used to be able to sell any iPhone in any condition and get say $200 to $300,,,,now, it must be one of the new XR10 and they WILL pay,,,,,I just found one last week a foot deep in sand in the water and worked just perfectly and got $310 for,,,,pay day,,,,better than an average gold band,,,,,there are a few sites that buy phones and other electronics,,,check each one for the highest pay out and the process is simple, they email a shipping label and you get paid either paypal or check in about a week,,,,GL HH

__________________
"success is having failure and not being discouraged,,,"Tim Hilliard"
Aquasound/Excalibur II/Excalibur 1000/Excalibur 800

Reply With Quote


  #17  
Old 08-21-2019, 10:46 PM
Tom_in_CA's Avatar
Tom_in_CA Tom_in_CA is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 9,705
Default

Originally Posted by Beachhunter View post
I guess I wonít be turning them over to the lifeguard any longer.
Why not ? Don't you think the lifeguards need the $ from their own ebay sales of phones that you give them ? How could you be so rude and heartless ?
Reply With Quote


3 members found this post helpful.
  #18  
Old 08-22-2019, 06:01 AM
Beachhunter's Avatar
Beachhunter Beachhunter is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,163
Default

Too funny Tom!

__________________
Equinox 800, XP Deus, Stealth 720i

Reply With Quote


  #19  
Old 08-22-2019, 11:41 PM
KOB KOB is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 399
Default

iPhones are a tough sell. Locked screens , find my phone app , no chips , etc. They blow ! I prefer the androids , specifically the Samsungs. 7s and 8s , I get $50-$80 beat up. Clean ones $250-$375. But... it's not the phones ! It's the memory cards that are bank. Like a lost wallet : they don't care about the cash in them. They want the I'D s , cards , etc. Memory cards = downloads and photos , sometimes these aren't backed up and people will pay a small fortune ! Wedding pictures or compromising pics are my favorites.

Your welcome , The KOB
Reply With Quote


  #20  
Old 08-25-2019, 06:50 PM
pryan67's Avatar
pryan67 pryan67 is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 2,049
Default

You could also try to get it repaired at one of those pop up shops...


might get more for it that way, but then again if it's reported lost, it's tougher to use it

__________________
Fisher F2, ACE 250, Garrett Pro-Pointer AT, Gator digger., PP-AT, AT-Pro, and a Nox 800

Reply With Quote


Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.