Ridiculous resale value! (Not Apple but Android)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by techguy15, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. techguy15 macrumors member

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    Like I mentioned in previous post I kept my 5C and posted my Nexus 5X for sale. Finally sold it today and took a huge loss on it! I had it posted for $200 but had to go lower. I'm disappointed that for a year old phone it's lost nearly half its value even in mint condition! I understand all items lose value and I didn't have a high end phone but seriously: it tanked in value. I went on offer up and saw how fast Apple products including the iPad 2 from 2011 were still holding value AND SELLING at $100-150. Apple seriously holds their value! Even 8gb iPhones were marked as sold for at least $100!

    I previously had my 5C posted for sale before I decided ultimately to keep it and for a three year old+ phone people were willing to shell out $120 cash immediately. I know of no Android phone that would keep its value like the iPhone does. I'm glad I made the decision to switch to Apple. I'm sticking with them from now on especially with how high the resale value is on these phones.

    I know other high end Androids like the Galaxy line keep their value for a little bit but even those start dropping while older iPhones stay at a good price. I guess in the end you do get what you pay for. I used to think iPhones were overpriced but now I'm starting to see that they're worth it.
     
  2. DUIduckSAUCE Suspended

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    There are multiple premium android handsets released per year. Usually out doing the previous in specs. There is only one iPhone released a year. The iPhone stays the latest and greatest for a whole year. Where an android could be yesterday's news after a month.
     
  3. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Keep in mind the original MSRP was $380. That's something worth factoring in. But yeah, in general, Apple products hold value a bit more.
     
  4. Stevessvt macrumors 6502

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    I won a note 7 earlier this year, and I never got it for obvious reasons, so I was given 2 OnePlus 3s. I sold one of them on swappa. They retail for $399 new. This is how much I got for it: https://swappa.com/listing/YFS857/sale
    Some androids hold their value pretty well.
     

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