Grab a Deal on iPhones with the Launch of the iPhone 7
September 16th 2016 was a significant date for tech lovers: The release of Apple’s latest iPhone – the iPhone 7. This latest phone will cost you around £800-1000 new and is packed with all the features you’d expect from Apple including an incredible 256GB memory, 12 megapixel camera and stereo speakers.
But what if you don’t want to spend a grand on a new handset but do want the build quality and features that come with the iPhone?
The iPhone 7 Launch Will Lower thePrice of Older Models on eBay
The real tech heads have to have the latest tech yesterday. And Apple fans are the most zealous of all. The result? An increased availability and lower prices of older iPhone models.
Right now there are deals to be done on iPhone 6 and 5s on eBay. For example, a refurbished iPhone 6 Plus 64GB will set you back around £430. This includes an 8 megapixel camera, 5.5 inch screen and is fully unlocked and SIM ready. That’s about half the price of the new iPhone 7. What a great eBay deal!
After something a bit more affordable? A 16GB iPhone 5C will set you back less than £200 while you’ll pay more for 32 and 64GB versions. Again these are refurbished models.
If you are on a really tight budget, a refurbished iPhone 4s can be snapped up for about £70 with 8GB memory.
So now you know your options, how do you go about getting the best deal?
Apple iPhone 7 Launch Deals: Tips for Buying iPhones on eBay
With the availability and affordability of older model iPhones, you’re in a great position to pick up a sweet deal.
But this also comes with a word of caution: there are plenty of people who would quite happily take your money, send you an inferior or knock off product. And run.
So what can you do to make sure you’re getting what you pay for:
- Buy from reputable dealers: Look for specialised sellers and retailers. There are several that have a large stock of refurbished iPhones. Many of these offer 12 month warranties on their iPhones too. These eBay stores are more likely to give you a refund or help out if you have problems.
- If it looks too good to be true, it probably is: NEW IPHONE 7 for £100!!! – Yeah right!! It’s probably made from rubber at that price or is a display dummy model (this happens). Know how much you’re likely to pay. Slightly under is a bonus.
- Err on the side of wear: I recommend buying this kind of tech from a store but if purchasing from an individual, always expect the product to be more worn than the seller suggests. eBay has categories of wear and most people get them wrong – or simply don’t read or under stand them. If it says ‘Good’ condition, expect more damage and wear than the standard eBay description.
Summary – iPhone 7 Launch Means Deals
If you’re looking to snap up a deal on an iPhone, the launch of the iPhone 7 gives you a great opportunity. The availability and price of older models will increase.
However, before you get carried away, remember to exercise caution and shop smart. If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.