?? iphone 3g is not $199. it is only $199 with a 2 year contract with at&t. you can buy the phones without contract for $600 8gb and $700 for 16gb.
if you wanted to go the cancel contract way: http://www.iphonealley.com/tips-and-...paid-iphone-3g
"Here's what you'd pay up-front:
$199 - 8GB iPhone w/contract
$299 - 16GB iPhone w/contract
Here's what you'll pay to cancel the service:
$36 - Activation
$175 - Early Termination Fee
$70 - One month of service
So, if their calculations are correct, and they seem to be, that means:
8GB iPhone Canceled: $480
16GB iPhone Canceled: $580
8GB iPhone Unlocked from AT&T prepaid: $599
16GB iPhone Unlocked from AT&T prepaid: $699"
and if you look on ebay the 2g at a low sell for $200 but this is without boxes, cables, some of them cracked screens, etc. safe buy is $250-280 which is the unlock/jailbroken section with box, manuels, great condition, etc and with a high of $300+ which are the big bundled things you see with all the useless like car charger, 3 cases, etc.