How can so many people afford these $800 to $1,200 flagship smartphones?
I have these friends of mine. They keep telling me how poor they are and how they are just getting by, and yet they all have late-model iPhones.
I see this all the time. And these people keep upgrading their phones every couple of years.
The last 2 phone I've had, I've paid $120 new and $83 used. And that's with tax and activation charges. They were budget model LG phones and do everything I need them to. Phone calls, texting, GPS, apps, everything.
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Now you know why they’re poor.
Pretty obvious, really.
Priorities. Get the latest phone but moan that you can feed your kids ,
- CarroshLv 42 months ago
Maybe they pay it monthly?
- Anonymous2 months ago
i currently have 5c iphone....i saved up many years and will be purchasing the 12 pro. Ill have that for many years also.
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- garryLv 52 months ago
put it this way , i have a $50 phone , its calls and answers , what else do you need , not shallow like the other people , is a realist and cares about spending , not like the fools who spend $1,000 on a phone , a fashion statement .
- Anonymous2 months ago
Chances are, their phone were financed like what P had said.
But if they paid full retail price, then it is possible they had set aside a small amount of money over time and a couple years later, they saved up more than enough.
- PLv 72 months ago
Phones are usually sold on payment plans and most people can afford $30 a month for a good smart phone. Considering many people will use it more than anything else they own it's not that much of a stretch to buy something really nice that will improve their everyday use\lifestyle. There's an old saying "Spend your money where you spend your time". If you are not a power user or spend most of your time on other devices it is probably a waste of money. Personally those cheap phones, while functional, take too long to load anything and for me it's well worth it to have a device that can get what I want nearly instanously.
- AVDADDYLv 72 months ago
They live beyond their means.
- SSP Bowl DudeLv 72 months ago
They finance them for 2 to 3 years.
- 2 months ago
Carrier financing. $1000 over 24 months is more affordable
- MattLv 62 months ago
People think that an expensive iPhone is an essential