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Higher Resale Value and Easier to Sell

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Higher Resale Value and Easier to Sell

Between the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Apple iPhone 5 which one has a higher resale value and easier to sell? Does color make a difference?

My boy is asking and I honestly don't know, I want to say Apple but Samsung stepped up and the Galaxy series is very strong.
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Apple products have always held their price because they never went on sale, and they had a one year product run before becomming obsolete. We all know how that has changed since jobs died. Sad, he was Apple, now apple will slide and slide until the breaking point. Galaxy products dont' hold value, nor will apple, but apple will hold better.
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With the market currently, they are not as great as they used to be.

Just check the buy sell forums here, alot of 5's and note 2's not moving.

Apple's resell values are very unstable, changes almost every 2 days going rates as demands are not what they used to be for older and newer models.

Samsung just has too many bloody versions out there of each model.....they have saturated the market too much. Some work with wind mobolicty ( which are worth more ),

Reality check 450-550 for either now....if new. Used 400-500.

Current demand is the Nexus 4, but that will change in a week or 2 for blackberry 10's. And then the cycle of 2/3 samsungs hitting the market and then rumoured iphone 5s...
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I think the note 2... The I5 are still a fairly easy sell
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Their are still idiots on kijiji selling used iphone 5 for retail price! LoL
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I think the iPhone will hold their value longer than any Samsung phone.

Samsung has too many phones that confuse consumers. iPhones are very straight forward. You know what you're getting and the quality is better than the Samsung. I think there will always be an Apple following, even if the user base is dwindling.

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The reason iphones hold their value is because of the abundance of apple fanboys who love apple products but can't afford them at full price. They'll take any discount they can take. supply vs demand.
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iphone4 worth $200 even though 2+ years old. 'nuff said.
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toeknee89 wrote:
Jan 20th, 2013 10:56 pm
The reason iphones hold their value is because of the abundance of apple fanboys who love apple products but can't afford them at full price. They'll take any discount they can take. supply vs demand.
Supply and demand are definitely at play here. But I would suggest it is the opposite of your assertion. Androids tend to drop in price at retail so quickly, there is no point to having a grey market. Why bother buying used when the hottest phone on the market will be $100 cheaper next week brand new?
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Jan 20th, 2013 10:56 pm
The reason iphones hold their value is because of the abundance of apple fanboys who love apple products but can't afford them at full price. They'll take any discount they can take. supply vs demand.
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toeknee89 wrote:
Jan 20th, 2013 10:56 pm
The reason iphones hold their value is because of the abundance of apple fanboys who love apple products but can't afford them at full price. They'll take any discount they can take. supply vs demand.
Not quite a supply vs demand issue. It is the apple policy on selling retread devices at tiny discounts when the new replacement device comes out. When the iPhone 7 is the hot ticket item, the iPhone 5 is still available for retail sale.
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toeknee89 wrote:
Jan 20th, 2013 10:56 pm
The reason iphones hold their value is because of the abundance of apple fanboys who love apple products but can't afford them at full price. They'll take any discount they can take. supply vs demand.
Could be that even the iphone 3gs which was released in 2009 still get timely os updates compared to fragmented androids.
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Android is definitely fragmented.

If I want an iPhone, I only have one source.

If I want an Android, I can choose between two current Samsung models (S3 and Note II). Not to mention all the other vendors that are competiting with Samsung.

It becomes really evident why Apple hold their value.
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Jan 22nd, 2013 3:20 am
Android is definitely fragmented.

If I want an iPhone, I only have one source.

If I want an Android, I can choose between two current Samsung models (S3 and Note II). Not to mention all the other vendors that are competiting with Samsung.

It becomes really evident why Apple hold their value.
Bingo.

There are so many Android vendors and they are all are in a race to the bottom for pricing at retail. That makes it almost impossible for used phones to retain any real value. Just wait until Huawei really pushes their play to try to out-Samsung Samsung, prices are going to drop even more.
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My boy went with Apple (White, 32GB).

I told him the points you guys posted and completely agreed.
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