Plan for AT&T: buy latest android on 2 year and sell and buy contract free iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thadoggfather, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. thadoggfather Suspended

    thadoggfather

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    hmmm this might be my plan if tempted by the S model
     
  2. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    If you're going to buy a flagship Android device when it first comes out (and pay $200 upfront) and try and sell it... why not just pay the $200 upfront you would anyways and buy the iPhone that you want to begin with? :confused:
     
  3. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    That's an okay plan and all, but ultimately I feel you'll lose more money than it's worth. As a long time android user I can tell you from what I've seen that Android phones only retain high values right when they come out (for like a month or two) or when they are supply constrained. Otherwise, their value drops off significantly after a couple months. You'd be better off buying a used android phone that works on AT&T that came out in the last 6-9 months and using that, then selling it for little loss.

    For example, years ago when my family switched to T-Mobile I picked up a Galaxy S3 with the intentions of selling it, as I had a Galaxy Nexus. This phone was brand new, and had been out for around 4 months and only fetched me $430 whereas the original price was $650 and on contract was $99. If you did something similar, and intended to buy the 6S, you'd still need to fork over around $400 about 3 months from now.
     
  4. Cozmosis macrumors member

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    You're way better off doing this the other way around or just getting the iPhone.

    Android phones off contract sell for $600-650ish max which won't even fund a contract free iPhone with decent storage.
     
  5. thadoggfather thread starter Suspended

    thadoggfather

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    well, 2 year contracts for iPhones no longer available on AT&T.

    hence the thread
     
  6. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    From Apple. You can still upgrade from AT&T.
     
  7. thadoggfather thread starter Suspended

    thadoggfather

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    Ah ha, nice

    Do you think this will remain so when next iPhone comes out in the Fall? if so, disregard this thread I suppose :D

    just thinking out loud here
     
  8. DarrenStevens macrumors newbie

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    Androids don't hold their resale value. I would buy an iPhone 6 with my upgrade and then sell it when the iPhone 6s was released and buy the iPhone 6s.
     

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