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Phonefanman

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I did a fair share of searching the iPhones on the web yesterday and it's amazing how much you get for so much less.

Us die hard iPhone folks love having the latest iPhone in our pocket if possible, nothing wrong with that :)

On virgin mobile a brand new iPhone 5S can be had for only $199. That is crazy. Someone wanting an iPhone badly, but don't want to spend the money or can't afford the higher price that iPhone 5S saves the day... It's way less money than the iPhone 6 and pretty much gives you the same phone just a tad smaller....

I see the iPhone SE is $299 and for all that you get and it being a new iPhone that is pretty amazing and probably the overall best iPhone deal out there. Apple isn't pulling the big profits off each unit they sell like the other iPhones on that SE...

Makes no sense to me that the iPhone SE is so much cheaper than the iPhone 6. The screen size isn't making that much difference to Apple's overhead cost. But it is a marketing game

Best deals... for what you get

#1. iPhone SE $299

#2 iPhone 5S $199

#3 iPhone 5C. ( not sure of cost, but I know it's not bad)
 

timeconsumer

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I did a fair share of searching the iPhones on the web yesterday and it's amazing how much you get for so much less.

Us die hard iPhone folks love having the latest iPhone in our pocket if possible, nothing wrong with that :)

On virgin mobile a brand new iPhone 5S can be had for only $199. That is crazy. Someone wanting an iPhone badly, but don't want to spend the money or can't afford the higher price that iPhone 5S saves the day... It's way less money than the iPhone 6 and pretty much gives you the same phone just a tad smaller....

I see the iPhone SE is $299 and for all that you get and it being a new iPhone that is pretty amazing and probably the overall best iPhone deal out there. Apple isn't pulling the big profits off each unit they sell like the other iPhones on that SE...

Makes no sense to me that the iPhone SE is so much cheaper than the iPhone 6. The screen size isn't making that much difference to Apple's overhead cost. But it is a marketing game

Best deals... for what you get

#1. iPhone SE $299

#2 iPhone 5S $199

#3 iPhone 5C. ( not sure of cost, but I know it's not bad)
Where are you seeing an iPhone SE for $299? I would buy 2 of those right now at that price.
 

Phonefanman

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Yesterday I found the iPhone SE for $299, could of swore it was on virgin mobile, since yesterday virgin updated its website and not seeing that $299 deal.... Pretty sure it was virgin mobile I found it on yesterday...
 

jetsam

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Yesterday I found the iPhone SE for $299, could of swore it was on virgin mobile, since yesterday virgin updated its website and not seeing that $299 deal.... Pretty sure it was virgin mobile I found it on yesterday...
The deal is still there on the virginmobileusa web site. They've only got stock of gold and rose gold. And, of course, you have to have an active VM account for twelve months before they'll unlock the phone.

Too high a price, I think!
 
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