Technology is updated so often. Many times it is changed so quickly that not many people have enough money to keep up with the latest gadget. That has always been my struggle, but not now. I plan to buy the iPhone 5c, and I am going to get it cheaper than many of those who have already bought it.
First, I am going to scout out the cheapest and most reliable places to buy iPhones. There is always the Apple Store and their website, but traditionally, these are the most expensive places to buy the product itself. I looked around some more and found some good deals at my wireless carrier’s store. Even with the discounts for upgrading I thought that this was too much. I researched what else I could do.
There were two options left: trade in my old phone, or test my luck with buying a phone off of a website like eBay. I have bought phones off of eBay before, but personally I am not privy to taking chances on technology from personal sellers. I decided that I was going to trade in my old phone. I decided to take my phone with me, scratches and all, to a few different places to see how much I could get for my phone.
After browsing a few different places, I found that also, my wireless carrier had the best offer. My iPhone 4s, complete with cracking and scratches across the top corner, was worth around $40. This does not sound like much, but when the phone you intend to buy has been price slashed to $99, the price starts looking pretty good.
If I learned one thing from this experience it would be the fact that research always pays off in the end. If I had bought the iPhone 5c at the Apple Store, or from any other manufacturer, I would have paid through the nose for it. Even further, if I had traded my phone into the first store I walked in to, I would have been missing out on another $20 or so.
When buying new technology, research, research, research. That is the key.