A question to who pre-ordered 7

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hady_5s, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. Hady_5s macrumors newbie

    Hady_5s

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    I need to ask you guys a serious question, how you effort that money to buy such expensive phone?

    Are you working then your first salary you buy iPhone with it? Or you collect some money then you buy?

    And you feel so careful about it or this is easy to earn money then buy again??

    I am about to go work outside, advise me because i need to do like you all
     
  2. rwkleinjr macrumors regular

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  3. cchunk macrumors 6502

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    daddy* actually
     
  4. Snot Rox macrumors 6502

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    I sell the iPhone I currently use and apply that towards the cost of the new iPhone. But I generally use my credit card to purchase first. When I receive it, I list my old iPhone up on eBay. It sells. I use that money to pay towards the credit card and the rest I pay off. In the end I spend about 200-300 out of pocket.
     
  5. Hady_5s thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Your iPhone be sold immediately??
     
  6. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    I make a comfortable living so I can afford a new phone or 2 each year, I also sell my old phone so that takes away some of the sting.
     
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    ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    I have a disposable income.

    AT&T gave me a subsidized upgrade from the 3GS to 4, 4 to 4S, 4S to 5, 5S to 6 so I only paid $299 - $399 for each new iPhone every year. I'd then sell my old iPhone on eBay and actually net a profit. People like me are probably the reason they quit offering iPhones at subsidized prices.

    Now I just pay in full on my credit card, sell my old phone on eBay, and end up spending $500 or so out of pocket. No big deal.
     
  8. andyw715 macrumors 6502a

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    I usually buy 10 of the phones, keep one for myself, then trash the other 9.... because, fun!
     
  9. adammull macrumors 6502a

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    Mastering grammar is usually the first step towards an expendable income.
     
  10. SumYoungGai macrumors 6502a

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    I work a part time job, and I earn about $1,000 a month. Device payments for ~$31 a month for my 6 wasnt too bad.

    Verizon ran a promo for $650 trade in credit. Trading in my 6 for a 7 plus 256 means I only pay $13/month for a $1000 dollar phone, it's a no brainer.
     
  11. Samantha124 macrumors regular

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    We worked hard to not have any debt besides the house. So we buy a few things we enjoy each year. I like tech and my husband likes outdoors type things. Works for us.
     
  12. Hady_5s thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Believe me, people like you won't success in their life. All of them understood me and answered, appreciated that.

    If you kept saying that 100 years over and over no one will care about you
     
  13. adammull macrumors 6502a

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    Am I being punked?
     
  14. Hady_5s thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Guess whatever you want
     
  15. adammull macrumors 6502a

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    You can't prove I'm not being punked. People forget that.
     
  16. yomnym macrumors 6502

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    I think anyone buying expensive toys either lives to do so or basically could just afford it. Same as a lady buying an expensive bag, car modification hobby...
    I'm sure there are way more expensive hobbies or addictions out there than buying a new phone, even if its every year.

    Tech for me, the wife, i must say i have a good one, she doesn't have any hobbies or bad habits lol so i get to spend the extra cash. :(
     
  17. budfoot macrumors regular

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    Just remember to do the needful.
     
  18. ABC5S Suspended

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    You afford it by getting a job, than saving enough money for the phone. Economics 101. Many many years ago I asked my dad for a car. He said yes son, get a job and buy your own car. My first vehicle was a jeep, courtesy of the US Army.
     
  19. noobinator macrumors 601

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    I work for a living. This gives me money, which I then exchange for an iPhone 7 Plus.
     
  20. Hady_5s thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Of course, but not as important as working in real life :)
     
  21. Jonnybgoode87 macrumors member

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    Ive always had a problem with the term 'disposable income'.

    Its like if i don't use it I'm just going to put it in the trash.
     
  22. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

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    I have a pretty good job where money is rarely a concern for me, even with my frivolous spending. Plus, it helps that I'm single haha.
     
  23. slippery-pete macrumors 65816

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    If your grandparents are alive, hit them up. Also, Aunts can help. Good luck
     
  24. Jonnybgoode87 macrumors member

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    look after number one, right? :)
     
  25. Decimotox macrumors 6502a

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    I work for a living also. I use my hard earned money to pay my bills, phone included.
     

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