Does anybody else feel guilty about buying the new phone

iphone joe

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I mean I bought the new 6 plus full price, it's a nice phone but when I think about the money I spent for a phone I feel sick. :(

Does anyone else feel the same way?
 
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*KID*

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I mean I bought the new 6 plus full price, it's a nice phone but when I think about the money I spent for a phone I feel sick. :(

Does anyone else feel the same way?
Not a bit. I bought mine at the contract price, 6+ 128. I have had my 4S for over 2.5 years so I am due. I work, it's my $$, I probably use my phone more than any other one thing I own. I'll probably keep this 2+ years as well. As soon as the charge hits my card I'm paying it off (gotta get those air miles 1st!). Zero interest paid. Zero guilt. I wouldn't feel any different if I had to pay full price either. Enjoy it!
 

Tzuten

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I mean I bought the new 6 plus full price, it's a nice phone but when I think about the money I spent for a phone I feel sick. :(

Does anyone else feel the same way?
If you feel "sick" after any purchase because of price, perhaps you are living beyond your means and should not have purchased the item to begin with. If ever I have buyer's remorse because of the price I paid, that's the day I will need to do some deep introspection of my financial responsibility and habits.

Apple typically hasn't been a cheap brand to get into.
 
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FriednTested

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Nope... I buy full price too... But, iPhones bein iPhones are real solid devices... I'll use it for 2-3 years and then the missus will use it for another 2-3... The missus isn't a gadget freak so doesn't really make a difference to her if she isn't getting the latest and greatest... So you see a 1000$ phone lasts at least 6 years... And then can be used as a paper weight... # Not bad I say...

Can't say the same about a HTC or a Samsung... They have to be thrown into the dustbin after 3 years max...

That's said can't wait for the 6 to replace my 4S... :)

Edit: oh and if you decide to sell it earlier you get a pretty good price on te resale too...
 

eyespii

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I mean I bought the new 6 plus full price, it's a nice phone but when I think about the money I spent for a phone I feel sick. :(

Does anyone else feel the same way?
Got a 128gb 6+ off contract for over $1k, and have no regrets. The iPhone is the one device that I use most constantly every day of the year.
 

Prise

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Got a 128gb 6+ off contract for over $1k, and have no regrets. The iPhone is the one device that I use most constantly every day of the year.
Right, the nominal price may appear high, but we use our phones more than any other device and have it with us everywhere we go. If we consider the amount of actual usage, it's probably the most cost effective of any of our purchases.
 

JawneeWin

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I mean I bought the new 6 plus full price, it's a nice phone but when I think about the money I spent for a phone I feel sick. :(

Does anyone else feel the same way?
If it's your money then you should be proud of working for it. Sure, you could've used that money for an actual cause, but at the end of the day, it's your money and its nobody's business to tell you what to do with it.
 

bruinsrme

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If one has regrets perhaps the item should be returned.
This site is riddled with subliminal regret
-price is too high
-not sure contract or other carrier program
-it's too big
-the ip4 or ip5 was the perfect size
-too big for one hand operation
-not sure I like the way it looks

By now the game has been well established. The cost of the contract and phone are no longer hidden.

Whenever I have buyers remorse it is because I purchased the wrong item, usually not because of the price.

If there is any remorse I could only recommend returning the item ad hope you don't get hit with a restocking fee. Better to return it before the retrun period is up than to be stuck with it.
 

JayLenochiniMac

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More people would get "sick" if they're forced to pay upfront rather than hidden in the form of monthly payments so it's not just a case of buyer's remorse or living beyond your means.
 

mavis

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Nope, I don't feel guilty at all. I work hard to provide for my family, and to have enough money for annual iPhone upgrades, iPad upgrades every two years, and iMac/MBA/MBP upgrades every 5-7 years. It's called budgeting. :)
 

Eldiablojoe

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Nope, I budget for a new phone every two years.
Even if I paid full off-contract price of $1000, we are talking about less than $3.00 a day for something I use all day every day. On-contract for the Cadillac version is still something under $1.50/day.

This isn't some kayak or other garage-toy I haul out only a few times a year to play with, this is an all day-every day tool to make my life more efficient and entertaining. Not a tough call. Not at all.
 

iphone joe

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Nope, I don't feel guilty at all. I work hard to provide for my family, and to have enough money for annual iPhone upgrades, iPad upgrades every two years, and iMac/MBA/MBP upgrades every 5-7 years. It's called budgeting. :)
Thanks for the response, why do you upgrade you iphone every year and your ipad every two years?
 

TWO2SEVEN

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No. I sold my 5 for almost as much as I spent to upgrade to the 6 on contract. I will likely do the same for my wife in the next few weeks.
 

cathyy

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I've used my iPhone 4 for 4 years exactly, so it's about time I bought a new one. If it does continue to serve me well for another 4 years then it adds up to less than a dollar a day.

Anyway I'm one of those *******s who bought a 2 iPhones then resold them all for a pretty sweet profit; enough to pay for a new phone after re-contracting. So I'm actually getting a new phone without being any poorer than I was prior to this.
 

Gypsy36

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I completely understand the feeling. When I purchased my 5S, it wasn't out of my means by any stretch but I still felt the same way. We have become such a disposable society and the money spent every couple years, and the waste, can be discouraging. Try to focus on the good part and off set your purchase with something else (donation if you can afford it, volunteer and recycle or sell you're old phone. Or put it to good use as an iPod etc). Maybe that will help alleviate the feeling and allow you to be excited about your new purchase.
 

Sparkeze

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Sep 18, 2014
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Just because someone feels sick about spending that much money on a phone doesn't mean they can't afford it. I feel sick when I think about how much money I'm spending on the iPhone because I think about how many people could eat for a month on the money. Does this stop me from buying one? No, but I did donate some canned goods lol.
 

jettrue

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Nov 1, 2007
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No. I do feel guilty about the Moto X I bought full price about 6 months ago, that I can now sell for about $100. iPhones hold their value, I'll get great use out of it, and get a lot of my money back.
 
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