Strategic Shopping Tips to Save When You Buy Your Next iPhone

When it comes to smartphones, the iPhone is far and away the most popular smartphone in North America. Almost half of all smartphones sold are iPhones, and the appeal comes from the sleek design, long battery life, the massive app store, and seamless compatibility with other Apple products.

Unfortunately, Apple devices also tend to be more on the expensive side. That’s the price for quality design and popularity.

While the price of a high-end iPhone has soared, that doesn’t mean you can’t save when you buy a replacement. With some strategic shopping, you can keep more money in your pocket and still get the phone you want.

1. Wait for a Price Drop

Before you buy a new Apple product, see if you can find out when their next release is planned. Apple gets a lot of attention and has a huge marketing budget, so when they release a new product, people are quick to hear about it.

New product releases often mean lower prices for older models.

2. Buy a Refurbished iPhone

Refurbished electronics have been growing rapidly in popularity. Most brands even sell their own refurbished products these days. They’re not brand-new and have been in someone else’s hands, but they’ve been traded in and repaired. You can expect quality that’s good as new at a reduced price.

When you’re looking for an iPhone for sale, a refurbished phone is a fantastic option. One word of caution: make sure any refurbished iPhone you purchase comes with a one-year warranty. Without the warranty, you may wind up spending more than you bargained for if your first purchase is faulty.

Buying a used device that hasn’t been refurbished can be a bit more of a gamble because you don’t have the advantage of a warranty or the knowledge that it’s been repaired. However, if you find an ad online with high-quality photos and a detailed description of the phone’s condition, you may be able to save even more.

3. Buy an iPhone from Several Years Ago

Apple is known for supporting older phones for longer than their competitors, so you can safely and securely get more out of a well-maintained older iPhone than most Androids. It’s another one of the perks of buying Apple, though it’s also a reason their prices tend to be higher.

Some of the most popular iPhones remain older models, and you can buy them with confidence, knowing that they’ll continue to have integral software support.

4. Trade In or Sell Your Old Phone

If you’re already an Apple user, you may be able to offset the cost of your next iPhone by selling your current one. iPhones are known for having a better resale value than Android phones, and that’s a quality you can take advantage of if you’re already a devoted iPhone user.

Trade-in values can depend a lot on the manufacturer or retailer, and they’re likely to do some refurbishing before putting it back on the market, but it’s a great way to pad your budget.

You can still get an iPhone even on a budget. Shop strategically and find the perfect time to buy the right model.

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