Smartphone investment is just stupid.
Why don't you invest on something more valuable for your family than yourself?
If you buy a new iPhone X for $1000, and after a year, you sell it for $1000 - 32%, you've lost $320. If you buy a new, for example, Xiaomi, for $300, and after a year you throw it away, you've lost $300. If you sell it for $50, you lose $250. So, isn't Xiaomi a better investment than an iPhone.
hope apple buyback Note 8 - what a pathetic phone .. lags everywhere - even in notification, search , ultra nonsense theme- blur here and there - just wasted the money
Duck of death, 07 Sep 2018It is fake. Check your local classifields and see if you can find a One Plus 5 for 30 bucks...... moreMy LetV L1s after almost 3 years going for $75 (Mobile itself was $220 worth! Low & mid range mobiles, your chances of losing your pants are very, very less. OnePlus 5 or OnePlus 3 etc, you can never get it for $100-$150 or even $200 after 2 years in my place. I could only sell my iPhone 7 plus 128GB for 45% of the value after an year....
This chart is so true. I bought an used Pixel 2 XL 128GB and a brand new HTC U11+ from Taiwan in December for $700 each. Sold them in July for about $450 each. The Pixel 2 XL already lost more than 50% by that point and HTC 35%. So glad I didn't buy the Pixel 2 XL new
PeterThePanda, 07 Sep 2018ROFL at the people who buy phones as an investment, smartphones are terrible things to use as ... moreYou're right
Apple is the first trillion dollar company $ 1,000,000,000,000 that is $1000 Billion or $1 Million, million not by sell phones at valuation, but an an in inflated prices due to the double digit mark up.
Some,people will wait a year or two to purchase a ln iPhone after the if has dropped off due to new iPhone releases. These pre owned phones are "new" phones to them even 2 or 3 yrs after
My contract phones despite being in pristine condition due to case and screen protector even if I wanted would get a give away price despite beng 4G
The other phenomenon id Apple owners who want to have the very latest iPhone Imo dwarf Android users who do the same
If we take iPhone X @ $1000 sell at right price receive $680, you then buy the latest similar iPhone again $1000 so you spend just $320
You have spent $1320 over 2 years to have the very latest iPhone
$320 is a premium overpaid or 1/3 for a one year tweak in specs.
There is nothing that makes me want upgrade each year
This "data" looks extremely questionable. Never seen any phone lose even 50% value in the first year, and I know for a fact that in my market the Oneplus One only lost about 30-40% value in the first year, as is common for most phones and common for computer hardware in general.
That is because apple controls the prices of the iphone, all apple store retains its price from the day they are released. the iphone x is still the same price today back when it was released last year, so retailers, the ones that are not from an apple store can just lower about 10% or 20% of their selling price compared to apple, in a way it maintains the iphone prices. unlike samsung like after several months the prices drops so fast, its $720 when it was release in our country, now its about $620. that also goes for other android phones although it may vary depending if the phone is what the people are looking to buy.
Anonymous, 06 Sep 2018The Note 9 cost almost same as iPhone X, dont start making up things. If you cant win with fac... moreSorry...
See the price and talk after
ROFL at the people who buy phones as an investment, smartphones are terrible things to use as an investment, unless you're talking about super rare old phones in mint condition that collectors really like. You buy a smartphone because you need or want the features they have, not because they're on investment.
There are way better things to buy as investment like land, precious metals and gemstones. Those RETAIN their value over time and often increase in value.
Smartphones are like a countdown timer and start losing their value the very second they get released into the market.
those fan boys cant accept the fact that their beloved smartphone has lost the most interms of resale value...
Android Consultor, 06 Sep 2018Good luck you, with your top expensive smartphone, the best of the market during some months. ... moreBetter with half the price, I doubt it. The OnePlus6 isn't better than the Note 8.
Plus, I don't own one.
matt00112233, 06 Sep 2018stop lying man, no one can brag about selling his iPhone at the exact same value a year laterIf the phone was bought on a carrier contract it's actually possible to sell it for /more/ than you paid a year later, because the selling price is based on the outright retail price. If you factor in the higher monthly bill, however...