Buying iPhone 5

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by 15tigers, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    So news has spread that iPhone 5's are selling at walmart for 100$ with a 2-year contract. Seeing as I'm eligible for an upgrade would now be a good time to buy?

    Also I'm assuming buying an iPhone 5 would be a better deal than splurging on a 5s..
     
  2. JAT
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    They were $200 with a 2 year contract. So the savings is $100. While that's more than zero, it isn't the world's greatest deal ever.

    Probably the 5s will be $200 and the 5c will be less. I'd wait til the 10th and see. Best Buy and Walmart will still have some 5 models after the 10th.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    The only amount you need to worry about is an iphone is $30x24 months which is at least $720 depending on what data/text plan your on. I am in the lowest that AT&T gives and it's still a **** ton of money. Saving $100 bucks and not getting the 5s in my opinion is dumb as your already spending over $720 + $36 to activate the phone.

    Later on once your plan is over you can trade the phone to a best buy/radio shack/ online source/craigslist for more money than the iphone 6s or 7 will cost you 2 years down the road. People want no contract iphones and a new iphone is like 700 bucks w/o a plan.

    The $100 bucks you save up front will end up costing you. My roommate got a free galaxy 3 phone that came out this year for free with a 2 year contract. Way better option than spending $100 for a 1 year old phone that is potentially not even going to be sold anymore after Sept 10th.
     
  4. JAT
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    That's true of a $0 Android phone, too. So, that's not exactly a buying point.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    The current iphone 5 will most likely no longer be sold or be free if there really is a iPhone 5c(prob 100 with 2 year) and iPhone 5s(200 w/ 2 year)

    No I see people worry about the device sticker price but the big issue is the extra cost to own

    15 bucks for 200mbs, 20 for 300mbs !!! Lowest options !!! + texting 10-15 bucks !!!!

    I mean if the extra $100 bucks is going to kill you considering a new one is coming out in less then 1 week. Then you probably shouldn't get a smartphone.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    The Wal-Mart price is excellent. I've had a great experience with my iPhone 5, and have no desire to buy a 5S even though I'm eligible for the upgrade subsidy. All I am wanting is a larger display, and thats not about to happen anytime soon. Newer is not always better, and unless a fingerprint sensor excites you, an iPhone 5 is an excellent choice.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    It's a good price and the IP5 is fantastic but at this point i think i would wait it out another week. I wouldn't be surprised to see the deals get even better.

    I could be wrong but about this time last year, didn't Best Buy knock the 4S down to $49?
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    Absolutely true.
     
  9. macrumors member

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    I'd spend that $200 on the upcoming Nexus phone and with just a little more out of your pocket, get it unlocked and high-end hardware.
     

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