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


Hal~9000

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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:
 

bhayes444

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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.
 

Cozmosis

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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.
 

thadoggfather

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

hence the thread
 

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