64gb holds value better than 32gb?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Matrixx, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Matrixx macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2010

    I've heard off and on that 64gb iPods/Phones retain value better than 32gb ones, yet I can't really seem to find anything to back this up. Is this true?


  2. velocityg4 macrumors 68040


    Dec 19, 2004
    They certainly have a higher total resale value. But they don't retain the price gap. On a previous generation used iPhone the price difference on each capacity is $50. So you lose an additional $50 when reselling a 64gb model from the 32gb and $100 from the 16gb.

    The best resale value is the lowest capacity current generation. So if you don't need the space get a 16gb model.

    Currently you can get an unlocked used 4s 16gb for $350, 32gb for $400 and 64gb for $450 on average. If you scrounge around and are patient you can knock off an additional $50 to $75.
  3. AppleStrudel macrumors newbie


    Aug 31, 2012
    Best Value

    Matrixx, hello. Get the capacity that you actually need for daily use.

    :apple: AppleStrudel
  4. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

    Dec 17, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    This. The re-sale value is less, relative to the higher price you paid for it.

    That being said, I wouldn't buy a 8GB model just for re-sale value if I really need a 32GB. So just buy the capacity you need.

  5. waloshin macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    They initially cost more therefore they will cost more used. People always want the largest one anyways.

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