So over the last few months all the way to the last several years, I have noticed Android phones lose value too quick for comfort. Each of these values were used to compare to T-Mobile USA's price points if available. eBay, Swappa, and Slickdeal ads are being used to discuss price drops. All devices are brand new too. The S7/S7 Edge (almost out for 2 months technically, but released in early March) went from $670 USD/$770 USD on T-Mobile respectively to $500/$600 respectively. That's not too bad, right? LG G5: $629, dropped to $450 brand new. That phone has barely been out for a few weeks. HTC 10: $699 regular price, $599 with coupon, but this is the lone exception, HTC has it sold unlocked through them. T-Mobile's price points aren't out yet. Nexus 5X: Not on T-Mobile, but started at $379/$429 for each memory iteration 16/32 GB. Now? $199/$249 with Project FI subscription and subsequent cancelation where you can get a refund. HTC One M9: Started at $650, dropped as low as $250 brand two months ago. HTC phones will drop to $400 roughly a month or so after launch. Happened with the M8 and M7 too. I have noticed similar patterns with the Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, HTC One M8, HTC One M7, GS5. Does this hurt consumers? The fact that they buy phones at launch at exorbitantly high prices, especially when companies can sell more phones if they drop pricing into $450-$500 range tops? Make phones better at cheaper prices while selling even more phones? LG and HTC have somewhat comparable products to Samsung, yet don't go for the undercut with the flagship markets.