/g/, how do you justify buying smartphones for over $600 when you can sell it for only (if not more than) half the price a year later?
Also what's with Android phones having such shit value?
I see $400 Nexus 5s still going around for $200-300 used, but the $600+ Android flagship phones are also going around for the same price.
Is it just that people don't want to buy phones over $300? Did the contract pricing trick people?
fuck this is so shitty
I bought a galaxy S5, was doing the verizon EDGE thing, where you pay per month for it.
shit happened in life, had to pay it off 100% because I couldn't afford to keep service, it's cheaper just to pa the phone off, now I need the money and what I paid 600$ for is now not even selling for 200$ and there is nothing wrong with it, hell it's even rooted and custom rom'd but I don't tell people that because they get scared when they see a phone has something they don't know about.
There's nothing wrong with it, not even small scratches or dents. I've tried craigslist and yeah if I scroll down before the S6 was released, back then they went for 400$ or more, but now it's like nobody wants them.
Why don't you try swappa? That's the kind of prices I see on swappa right now... man, for a mint phone you really should be getting more than that.
I'm having a hard time selling my Nexus 5 and xperia z2 too, people on Craigslist lowballing it for $220 and $250 respectively
Did you even read my post, I definitely COULD afford the phone and the service, at the time. shit happened. my apartment burned down new years and all my shit with it, so I literally had only what I packed while visiting my parents, couldn't live down there cause no apartment, lost my job there, shit happens man. I had never had a decent phone before, before that it was a virgin mobile optimus V, and then I got a nice job and was making awesome money so I bought the S5.
i'm essentially renting it for 12 months, i am paying like $60 for the use of a phone. i don't pay for it outright so i don't have to justify paying for it outright which is what the question was.
i never claimed i wasn't paying for it.
typical faggot on the internet.
Well, if you must know we were in an open relationship. But she ended it because her parents really, really didn't like me and wouldn't let her move back in and wouldn't help pay for her college anymore if she stayed with me. So whatever, life goes on and clearly she wasn't the one.
Because selling it for half means only paying half as much for my next phone?
Though, I really couldn't tell you because I don't do that. I get my phones on contact because based as fuck Sprint doesn't hide the subsidy fee, they put it right there on the placard under the up front price. Like my G2. $79 plus $11 monthly. (Still less than $400 over the 24 month contract, but with my plan I can turn in my phone after 12 months, upgrade to whatever I want with a credit of $100 for turning in a phone I'm only half way through paying off anyway)
So.. Total loss: initial $79, plus $42 of subsidy ($100 of the subsidy is refunded to me) and I walk away with another $600 phone and never pay the full retail.
Sure, Sprint still wins because they kept me as a customer and they don't pay anywhere near $600 per unit themselves, but I don't feel as anally violated when they're telling me when they're putting it in my butt vs. other carriers hiding in the bushes to jump out and rape me. Though, honestly, I attribute Sprint putting everything in plain English in front of you when signing a contact to them being the only carrier that'll take a chance on Tyrone and Shaniqua, whom likely used the obfuscation of stuff like subsidy costs behind legalese as a method of reneging on their contract. Or in this case, would it be renigging?
I buy a sub $200 Zenfone, use it until completely dies which is a couple of years, then I get the newest generation of zenfone for another $200 and I still come out ahead compared to faggots buying $600~1K phones.
Joke's on you, my OPO still has full value even a year later.