Best phone with the worst resale value

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Rangomango, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. Rangomango macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2012
    Figured I would start a fun thread about phones you think are the "best" but have the worst resale value.

    Of course many of these will be opinions but my vote goes to...

    The droid ultra, can be found for under $150, has great software and a decent camera.
  2. LorPGDL macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2011
    well i just bought an htc one m8 in glacial silver with 2 small scratches for 350 € off of ebay

    i dont know exactly what the introduction price was but i think 650 so 300 after a couple of months pretty bad.
  3. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    16GB iPhone 3GS only worth $5 according to AT&T, but is going for around $65 on eBay.
  4. TechGod macrumors 68040


    Feb 25, 2014
    New Zealand
  5. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    To be honest, I believe pretty much any flagship that's not an iPhone qualifies for this moniker.
  6. Rangomango thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2012
    Thats actually an excellent resale value for a 5 year old phone...

    True, but which one of them is the worst? :)
  7. Esoom macrumors 6502


    Apr 30, 2010
  8. Visionblue macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2013
    That's not necessarily true anymore. The nexus 5 is still reselling in a $50 margin of its original price. Same goes for the M8 and even the m7 can still fetch a pretty penny for a two year old phone.

    I'd say CDMA phones lose their value much quicker than GSM varients. It seems a lot of flagships from Verizon and sprint can be worth 50-100 less.

    Also the iPhone 5 lost a lot of value when they discontinued it in favor of the 5c. The iPhone 4 was worth way more at this point in its life cycle. Swappa has plenty of att varients listed for less than 230!
  9. Dmaynard83 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 16, 2012
    No, I think it's a pretty spot on statement. iPhones retain value much better than any android phone; justified or not.
  10. Sensamic macrumors 68030

    Mar 26, 2010
    LG G2 can be found now for 270€, and G3 for 340€. I've seen this prices on other forums.
  11. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    Z10 was like $700 at release, and it went down to $200 new already months ago because of excess inventory (BlackBerry wrote off $1,000,000,000).

    There are not many new left for sale, as a lot of people grabbed them at the reduced prices.

    It will not happen again with the new CEO, as his strategy is very strict about inventory management.

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