Tuesday, October 4, 2022

What is the Best Way to Buy a New Phone?

 

Are you in the market for a new smartphone? If you are, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we have some excellent ways to acquire a new smartphone for less, so don’t jump the gun and take the first offer made to you by your current provider; there are many other options.

Shop Around 

If you want to get the best deal on a new phone, it pays to shop around. The latest phones are typically uniform in price; most retailers sell at the RRP for the first year; still, there is a chance you can get a new phone for less if you find a third-party store with a special discount or deal. 

Needless to say, you need to know what you’re looking for when you shop for smartphones. If you understand the phone’s true value and you have a good idea of the market price, you can’t go wrong when looking for the best deals. The more you know, the better chance of a bargain. 

Compare Deals 

When it comes to buying a new smartphone, the cheapest way is usually to buy the phone outright with a competitive contract for your data and messages. Most people don’t choose this option because it’s a lump sum upfront, but it’s not always the cheapest option in any case. 

If you want to understand the true price of a phone, you need to calculate its cost over the lifetime of the contract. Sometimes a phone can be cheaper if it has added services like Netflix or Spotify; always compare your deals and make sure you choose the option that’s right for you. 

Trade Phones 

Let’s face it, new smartphones are expensive, so any discounts or money off you can get is worthwhile. The good news is that old phones can still have value depending on the brand, age, and condition of the device. Some of the big brands allow you to trade an old one for a discount. 

If your old phone still has market value, you can benefit from a significant discount on your new device; but if that’s not possible, there is still another way. Sell your old phone to a reconditioning website and use the money to discount your new phone. It’s a better option.  

Buy Reconditioned 

On the subject of reconditioned phones, it is one of the best ways to buy a new device. Okay, so the word “new” might be a relative term, but the device you buy will be thoroughly updated and modified. Buying a reconditioned phone through a website like iStore can save a lot of money. 

Again, the cheapest way to buy a phone is upfront, even though it involves a large initial payment; still, reconditioned phones are a lot cheaper in general but still offer you a modern and functional smartphone device. This is probably the best way to buy a new smartphone.  

Final Thoughts 

If you are in the market for a new smartphone, it’s a good idea to consider your options. The price of new smartphones continues to rise year on year, and it’s becoming less viable to buy into the latest versions. The good news is there is plenty of alternative for your to choose from. 

13 comments:

  1. I got my husband a reconditioned iphone for his birthday.

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  2. My last phone I bought on the apple website and it was refurbished.

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  3. Purchasing a reconditioned phone is a great choice.

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  4. I need a new phone. Thanks for the tips!

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  5. This is great advice for buying a new phone! A lot of us nowadays have prepaid phones so finding one for a good price is a must. I refuse to pay 200+ for a phone.

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  6. This is great advice. I get an upgrade soon on my phone. I will look into getting a refurbished phone.

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  7. Thank you for sharing these tips, I do need to purchase a new phone

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  8. oops, wish i had seen this sooner .. oh well

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  9. I'm thinking of getting a refurbished phone.

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  10. Your tips about getting a reconditioned phone and trading in your old phones, I have found to be money savers. Thank you for sharing!

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  11. Been debating about a new phone. Just irritated that Samsung phones don't seem to retain their value. Not sure I'm ready to switch to an Apple

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  12. This will be very helpful, thanks for sharing it with me!

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