You pay $100 for more storage. How much of that $100 do you recoup in resale value?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by user-name-here, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    Just curious,

    If you paid an extra $100 (say $299 w/ 2-year contract) for a 32GB iPhone 5s... how much of that extra $100 do you get back, compared to the $199 16GB version, when you go to sell the device a year from now to upgrade to the iPhone 6?
     
  2. aluren macrumors 65816

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    You can just check ebay for what the iPhone 5, 4s, 4, etc are going for...

    A good guess would be $50-$75.
     
  3. Satnam1989 macrumors 65816

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    If you get the iPhone on contract...you get your initial $299 back + $100-$200...

    I personally don't buy on contract, but I was able to sell my iPhone 5 32GB This year for $520 locally Full 3 weeks prior to iPhone 5S launch.

    however do note that getting on contract as many people think is "Cheap", it actually isn't unless u have a very good reason to be on contract.....

    I buy full and pay $40-$50/month PREPAID for my service and usually am with a provider that gets me (I get discount through wholesale services):

    - Unlimited Talk + Text + MMS
    - 2GB Data at minimum.

    Average Contract user pays $80+Tax (estimate Based off of the current plan prices available)

    I save roughly $300-$400/year vs Contract pricing.
     
  4. forza69 macrumors 6502a

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    I just sold my white 32GB 4S for $300. I could have gotten more since it was unlocked, but I sold it anyway. I was happy to get back what I originally spent on the phone, especially 2 years after I bought it.
     
  5. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    high

    that seems a bit high, and I think you got a very good price. Finding a local customers, or ebay (don't forget to take out the fees) can give one a better price of course, but 300$ for that phone now is pretty darn good..

    to the OP, don't forget in most states is 100$ plus the full tax amount, so here in CA it's 110$..

    In the end, as others posted I think you'd get between 45-65$ more for the larger capacity, to a point.

    Discount the 110$ you paid by what extra EXPERIENCE you are going to get over the time used, maybe 2-3$ a month over 18 months, in the end means your losing about 35$ of the overall 110$.. not too bad a deal..
     

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