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

    Aug 31, 2013
    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

    Sep 9, 2008
    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

    Nov 16, 2011
    If you get the iPhone on 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


    Jan 30, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    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 68040

    May 15, 2005

    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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