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Apple iPhone 7 32 GB - Black - Unlocked - Brand new - 509.99 + 4.99 postage @ SmartPhoneStore
Apple iPhone 7 32 GB - Black - Unlocked - Brand new - 509.99 + 4.99 postage @ SmartPhoneStore

Apple iPhone 7 32 GB - Black - Unlocked - Brand new - 509.99 + 4.99 postage @ SmartPhoneStore

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Lowest price that I have noticed for quite sometime now for sim free.. Great price compared to Apple store price or prices at other outlets (retailing at John Lewis and Tesco for 579 currently).

I know at John Lewis you would get a 2 year warranty but then this is massive savings on the latest iPhone... maybe helps someone!!

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Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest overpriced phone . Be it Apple or Android . My Galaxy S5 (bought from a mate who got an upgrade a year or so ago for £50) , presumably to look good in front of your mates (actually it makes you look a tool - they all know you have it on contract and cant really afford it !) . And why do folks risk buying one off Gumtree etc (only to find its blocked weeks later- stolen or insurance scam ) - Or even buy a Chinese one full of Malware and no EU warranty oO .

Think about it - your current phone plays games, connects to the internet and ...........err send and receives texts . It probably even enables you to make phone calls oO - now that's a novelty -Not ! .

Beats me why folks have to have the latest phone - and get well and truly fleeced - I just wish I could understand the logic behind buying/ renting something you cannot afford just to be perceived (wrongly ) to be cool , maybe someone could explain .
Edited by: "rogparki" 25th Feb

Cus they want to perhaps?

rogparki

Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest … Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest overpriced phone . Be it Apple or Android . My Galaxy S5 (bought from a mate who got an upgrade a year or so ago for £50) , presumably to look good in front of your mates (actually it makes you look a tool - they all know you have it on contract and cant really afford it !) . And why do folks risk buying one off Gumtree etc (only to find its blocked weeks later- stolen or insurance scam ) - Or even buy a Chinese one full of Malware and no EU warranty oO . Think about it - your current phone plays games, connects to the internet and ...........err send and receives texts . It probably even enables you to make phone calls oO - now that's a novelty -Not ! . Beats me why folks have to have the latest phone - and get well and truly fleeced - I just wish I could understand the logic behind buying/ renting something you cannot afford just to be perceived (wrongly ) to be cool , maybe someone could explain .



​would some one care to explain to me the point of someone commenting on a post there not interested in just to moan about what other peoples preferences are when it comes to phones.

kirkey13

​would some one care to explain to me the point of someone commenting on a … ​would some one care to explain to me the point of someone commenting on a post there not interested in just to moan about what other peoples preferences are when it comes to phones.


I presume that means you cannot explain it to me . Thanks for your time - takes all sorts By the way its - "they are " or "they're" not there oO Maybe you need an upgrade to your phone X)
Edited by: "rogparki" 25th Feb

rogparki

Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest … Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest overpriced phone . Be it Apple or Android . My Galaxy S5 (bought from a mate who got an upgrade a year or so ago for £50) , presumably to look good in front of your mates (actually it makes you look a tool - they all know you have it on contract and cant really afford it !) . And why do folks risk buying one off Gumtree etc (only to find its blocked weeks later- stolen or insurance scam ) - Or even buy a Chinese one full of Malware and no EU warranty oO . Think about it - your current phone plays games, connects to the internet and ...........err send and receives texts . It probably even enables you to make phone calls oO - now that's a novelty -Not ! . Beats me why folks have to have the latest phone - and get well and truly fleeced - I just wish I could understand the logic behind buying/ renting something you cannot afford just to be perceived (wrongly ) to be cool , maybe someone could explain .



Bloody hell mate. Some people just like new things you know? Who questions you about your spending habits? oO

rogparki

Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest … Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest overpriced phone . Be it Apple or Android . My Galaxy S5 (bought from a mate who got an upgrade a year or so ago for £50) , presumably to look good in front of your mates (actually it makes you look a tool - they all know you have it on contract and cant really afford it !) . And why do folks risk buying one off Gumtree etc (only to find its blocked weeks later- stolen or insurance scam ) - Or even buy a Chinese one full of Malware and no EU warranty oO . Think about it - your current phone plays games, connects to the internet and ...........err send and receives texts . It probably even enables you to make phone calls oO - now that's a novelty -Not ! . Beats me why folks have to have the latest phone - and get well and truly fleeced - I just wish I could understand the logic behind buying/ renting something you cannot afford just to be perceived (wrongly ) to be cool , maybe someone could explain .



Some people my enjoying having the latest phone and is it your business?

rogparki

I presume that means you cannot explain it to me . Thanks for your time - … I presume that means you cannot explain it to me . Thanks for your time - takes all sorts By the way its - "they are " or "they're" not there oO Maybe you need an upgrade to your phone X)



​why buy a nike golf bag when you could buy a cheaper one that does the same job?

thejorbar

Bloody hell mate. Some people just like new things you know? Who … Bloody hell mate. Some people just like new things you know? Who questions you about your spending habits? oO


That's what the manufacturers rely on oO - was just asking a question (which admittedly I know little about ) Why do folks fork out dosh they can't afford just to have the latest phone - beats me !

rogparki

Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest … Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest overpriced phone . Be it Apple or Android . My Galaxy S5 (bought from a mate who got an upgrade a year or so ago for £50) , presumably to look good in front of your mates (actually it makes you look a tool - they all know you have it on contract and cant really afford it !) . And why do folks risk buying one off Gumtree etc (only to find its blocked weeks later- stolen or insurance scam ) - Or even buy a Chinese one full of Malware and no EU warranty oO . Think about it - your current phone plays games, connects to the internet and ...........err send and receives texts . It probably even enables you to make phone calls oO - now that's a novelty -Not ! . Beats me why folks have to have the latest phone - and get well and truly fleeced - I just wish I could understand the logic behind buying/ renting something you cannot afford just to be perceived (wrongly ) to be cool , maybe someone could explain .



For me personally I got my first iPhone when the 4 was released, I resisted until then mainly holding out for the better screen (Retina) which arrived with that model. That lasted me 4-5 years but gradual wear-and-tear coupled with the advancement of technology meant I got a new iPhone last year. Stuck with Apple because I do find the phones to be especially intuitive. We did had an Android mid-range Samsung tablet for a while and I found it to be quite a bit less user friendly - far too much that could be fiddled around with in the interface, not nearly so user-friendly, generally quite a buggy and irritating experience - so I stuck with the iPhone.

Also I went for a 64gb model as I was finding that the 16gb was getting filled so fast with photos/videos (bearing in mind I had a few games, some music, some TV/films on there) that upgrade was needed too.

Does that help?

Fantastic price, but you need to reflect £5 postage in the title OP.

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Edited by: "yannarascala" 25th Feb

kirkey13

​why buy a nike golf bag when you could buy a cheaper one that does the s … ​why buy a nike golf bag when you could buy a cheaper one that does the same job?


With that deal it was actually cheaper than similar "no name " bags that fall apart after a couple of months . Glad you noticed that deal (less than half price for a Nike cart bag ). And yes still going strong with no faults after 6 months (as you would expect from Nike stuff)

Nujol

For me personally I got my first iPhone when the 4 was released, I … For me personally I got my first iPhone when the 4 was released, I resisted until then mainly holding out for the better screen (Retina) which arrived with that model. That lasted me 4-5 years but gradual wear-and-tear coupled with the advancement of technology meant I got a new iPhone last year. Stuck with Apple because I do find the phones to be especially intuitive. We did had an Android mid-range Samsung tablet for a while and I found it to be quite a bit less user friendly - far too much that could be fiddled around with in the interface, not nearly so user-friendly, generally quite a buggy and irritating experience - so I stuck with the iPhone. Also I went for a 64gb model as I was finding that the 16gb was getting filled so fast with photos/videos (bearing in mind I had a few games, some music, some TV/films on there) that upgrade was needed too. Does that help?


At least its an explanation - memory - but shouldn't you really have most of the stuff backed up , not on the phone ? Drop the phone into the wrong place and all that memory becomes a bit irrelevant .

rogparki

Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest … Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest overpriced phone . Be it Apple or Android . My Galaxy S5 (bought from a mate who got an upgrade a year or so ago for £50) , presumably to look good in front of your mates (actually it makes you look a tool - they all know you have it on contract and cant really afford it !) . And why do folks risk buying one off Gumtree etc (only to find its blocked weeks later- stolen or insurance scam ) - Or even buy a Chinese one full of Malware and no EU warranty oO . Think about it - your current phone plays games, connects to the internet and ...........err send and receives texts . It probably even enables you to make phone calls oO - now that's a novelty -Not ! . Beats me why folks have to have the latest phone - and get well and truly fleeced - I just wish I could understand the logic behind buying/ renting something you cannot afford just to be perceived (wrongly ) to be cool , maybe someone could explain .




I'm sure there is many things in life that you have -- that people would wonder why you needed to buy xyz.

rogparki

Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest … Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest overpriced phone . Be it Apple or Android . My Galaxy S5 (bought from a mate who got an upgrade a year or so ago for £50) , presumably to look good in front of your mates (actually it makes you look a tool - they all know you have it on contract and cant really afford it !) . And why do folks risk buying one off Gumtree etc (only to find its blocked weeks later- stolen or insurance scam ) - Or even buy a Chinese one full of Malware and no EU warranty oO . Think about it - your current phone plays games, connects to the internet and ...........err send and receives texts . It probably even enables you to make phone calls oO - now that's a novelty -Not ! . Beats me why folks have to have the latest phone - and get well and truly fleeced - I just wish I could understand the logic behind buying/ renting something you cannot afford just to be perceived (wrongly ) to be cool , maybe someone could explain .



Why do people buy new phones because they might have too much money and don't know what to do with it. I am looking at my £50 phone that works and will consider buying a iPhone 7 when the price comes down ok. Why are you so interested in knowing what people buy and if they can afford it, that's not your problem you should focus on your life and don't look at other people's they are probably more richer than you

Good price for a good phone, I have the 7+, I would say in this day and age 128gb is minimal if you download quite a few apps, videos , take quite a few pics etc
Edited by: "sinxa" 25th Feb

Are these UK models or grey imports?

argosextra

Why do people buy new phones because they might have too much money and … Why do people buy new phones because they might have too much money and don't know what to do with it. I am looking at my £50 phone that works and will consider buying a iPhone 7 when the price comes down ok. Why are you so interested in knowing what people buy and if they can afford it, that's not your problem you should focus on your life and don't look at other people's they are probably more richer than you


I prefer to spend my dosh on overpriced golf clubs and golf equipment ( and I buy them for cash -not on a contract or credit card ) . So I believe you misread my question - Why do folks "need " the latest phone they cannot afford ? What does it do that their current phone can't do ? I'm just curious .

OK I spend £300 on a new driver - as it will propel the ball 5yds further and straighter ( Sadly it doesn't ) - But I pay hard earned cash for it . Is paying £40 per month for the latest phone a cheap way of " keeping up with Jones's" or are we being conned by the sales blurb ? To be fair Apple or Samsung wouldn't last long if we were all , as I suggest , happy with our current phones (as I am with my 2014 vintage one ) . No need to try to be clever (and failing) I'm just asking a pertinent question .

Original Poster

yannarascala

Fantastic price, but you need to reflect £5 postage in the title OP.



Thanks.. I hadn't reached the check out stage to realize postage was additional

Cant believe its already out of stock

Not all of us take out a contract. I like the fact I paid for my 7+ outright. With the arrival of our first son, it's a fantastic way to capture so many milestones. It excels over my previous run of the mill outdated Samsung.

rogparki

I prefer to spend my dosh on overpriced golf clubs and golf equipment ( … I prefer to spend my dosh on overpriced golf clubs and golf equipment ( and I buy them for cash -not on a contract or credit card ) . So I believe you misread my question - Why do folks "need " the latest phone they cannot afford ? What does it do that their current phone can't do ? I'm just curious . OK I spend £300 on a new driver - as it will propel the ball 5yds further and straighter ( Sadly it doesn't ) - But I pay hard earned cash for it . Is paying £40 per month for the latest phone a cheap way of " keeping up with Jones's" or are we being conned by the sales blurb ? To be fair Apple or Samsung wouldn't last long if we were all , as I suggest , happy with our current phones (as I am with my 2014 vintage one ) . No need to try to be clever (and failing) I'm just asking a pertinent question .



I buy the latest one, mainly because I like shiny things and can afford too

rogparki

Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest … Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest overpriced phone . Be it Apple or Android . My Galaxy S5 (bought from a mate who got an upgrade a year or so ago for £50) , presumably to look good in front of your mates (actually it makes you look a tool - they all know you have it on contract and cant really afford it !) . And why do folks risk buying one off Gumtree etc (only to find its blocked weeks later- stolen or insurance scam ) - Or even buy a Chinese one full of Malware and no EU warranty oO . Think about it - your current phone plays games, connects to the internet and ...........err send and receives texts . It probably even enables you to make phone calls oO - now that's a novelty -Not ! . Beats me why folks have to have the latest phone - and get well and truly fleeced - I just wish I could understand the logic behind buying/ renting something you cannot afford just to be perceived (wrongly ) to be cool , maybe someone could explain .



​my phone

takes 4k videos
works underwater
streams media to multiple devices
takes puctures at night
pay for my goods in shops
plays music
monitors my health
wakes me up for work
reminds me off appointments
oh and makes calls!!!

your comment is so old fashioned. these phone are more than phones now

rogparki

That's what the manufacturers rely on oO - was just asking a question … That's what the manufacturers rely on oO - was just asking a question (which admittedly I know little about ) Why do folks fork out dosh they can't afford just to have the latest phone - beats me !



​bet u have i phone 7 plus 128 gb

rogparki

Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest … Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest overpriced phone . Be it Apple or Android . My Galaxy S5 (bought from a mate who got an upgrade a year or so ago for £50) , presumably to look good in front of your mates (actually it makes you look a tool - they all know you have it on contract and cant really afford it !) . And why do folks risk buying one off Gumtree etc (only to find its blocked weeks later- stolen or insurance scam ) - Or even buy a Chinese one full of Malware and no EU warranty oO . Think about it - your current phone plays games, connects to the internet and ...........err send and receives texts . It probably even enables you to make phone calls oO - now that's a novelty -Not ! . Beats me why folks have to have the latest phone - and get well and truly fleeced - I just wish I could understand the logic behind buying/ renting something you cannot afford just to be perceived (wrongly ) to be cool , maybe someone could explain .



So your 'mate' gets an upgrade, I presume, to a phone you'd consider to be 'over priced and unneccesary' and then offers you a chance to buy a perfectly useable phone, I would have thought , that you being a 'mate' would have talked him out of upgrading rather than fleecing him for a bargain yourself.... No.... ?

If people never upgraded, there would be no 2nd hand bargains for the rest of us would there? We'd all still be using an Iphone 3g, a Nexus or an S1....

Upgrades are required depending on your use, but a phone is no longer just a phone, it is a phone/camera/games console/media player/portable computer...
Edited by: "52919" 25th Feb

When will people learn? Don't feed the trolls.

rogparki

I prefer to spend my dosh on overpriced golf clubs and golf equipment ( … I prefer to spend my dosh on overpriced golf clubs and golf equipment ( and I buy them for cash -not on a contract or credit card ) . So I believe you misread my question - Why do folks "need " the latest phone they cannot afford ? What does it do that their current phone can't do ? I'm just curious . OK I spend £300 on a new driver - as it will propel the ball 5yds further and straighter ( Sadly it doesn't ) - But I pay hard earned cash for it . Is paying £40 per month for the latest phone a cheap way of " keeping up with Jones's" or are we being conned by the sales blurb ? To be fair Apple or Samsung wouldn't last long if we were all , as I suggest , happy with our current phones (as I am with my 2014 vintage one ) . No need to try to be clever (and failing) I'm just asking a pertinent question .



Better Battery life, better processor speeds for quicker and more responsive experience, more ram, better quality screen with increased pixel density, bigger screen for an easier to use interface, better gaming and video watching experience, as a trend more memory, quicker memory in the form of flash drives, and maybe something else down the line, better speakers, louder speakers, much better camera, including higher resolution video, and better slow motion video and much better low light settings, and of course better microphones so when you're making those phone calls people can hear you better.
Lots of other new things are also coming out with new phones as well such as fast, dash and wireless charging, and also in response to your point about memory being pointless if the phone is dropped, new designs that allows things like ip67 water resistance and gorilla glass 5 making newer phones more durable and long lasting than ever before, so no matter where you drop it the memory will be just fine.
But if you ask me I don't really see the point in having a newer phone, it's all just about it being flashy these days

​As someone who is incredibly interested in mobile technology, I'm well aware of the quality of components that go into smart phones, as well as production quality. When you are involved in this and read/watch many many reviews like I have, you start to understand them a little more. If what you want from a phone is to text, make calls, browse Facebook, and play some light games, then you won't need a top of the line phone (which an iPhone is not) but, if, like me, you would prefer your every day device that you use for almost anything to have the best performance to price ratio, the best option is a new phone at those high prices. Now, the only phone that is actually close to being worth so much would be the Galaxy S7. With the ram, processor, camera and other features like waterproofing etc, it is easily up there. Now, I myself wouldn't spend £500 - £700 on a phone. Instead, I purchased a "Chinese one", however, it provides the same components as the S7, bar the camera, and it also doesn't have waterproofing, which, at this moment in time, doesn't bother me. And it cost me £350. Almost half the price. If you shop smart (when incredibly interested in the smartphone industry) then you won't get "fleeced". And, some people, like myself, like to play games on phones, such as emulators, which require a lot of performance and power which older handsets can't provide. Just my 2 cents I guess

rogparki

Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest … Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest overpriced phone . Be it Apple or Android . My Galaxy S5 (bought from a mate who got an upgrade a year or so ago for £50) , presumably to look good in front of your mates (actually it makes you look a tool - they all know you have it on contract and cant really afford it !) . And why do folks risk buying one off Gumtree etc (only to find its blocked weeks later- stolen or insurance scam ) - Or even buy a Chinese one full of Malware and no EU warranty oO . Think about it - your current phone plays games, connects to the internet and ...........err send and receives texts . It probably even enables you to make phone calls oO - now that's a novelty -Not ! . Beats me why folks have to have the latest phone - and get well and truly fleeced - I just wish I could understand the logic behind buying/ renting something you cannot afford just to be perceived (wrongly ) to be cool , maybe someone could explain .



Nice sweeping generalisation there. I buy all my handsets outright. As to why? Same reason as anyone buys anything they can afford - because I can.

Hate Apple, but heat given because I hate rogparki more (and it's a good price if you're an Apple fan).
My S6 edge (bought outright near launch) can do everything I need, but that doesn't stop me looking at the latest technology... which I'm sure rogparki can understand: "OK I spend £300 on a new driver - as it will propel the ball 5yds further and straighter ( Sadly it doesn't )".
Now I have no interest in expensive golf clubs because I don't have the skill to extract the full benefits of owning them... instead I use a cricket bat; I can hit the ball in generally the right direction and it gets the job done (albeit a little slower than your £300 driver).

rogparki

Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest … Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest overpriced phone . Be it Apple or Android . My Galaxy S5 (bought from a mate who got an upgrade a year or so ago for £50) , presumably to look good in front of your mates (actually it makes you look a tool - they all know you have it on contract and cant really afford it !) . And why do folks risk buying one off Gumtree etc (only to find its blocked weeks later- stolen or insurance scam ) - Or even buy a Chinese one full of Malware and no EU warranty oO . Think about it - your current phone plays games, connects to the internet and ...........err send and receives texts . It probably even enables you to make phone calls oO - now that's a novelty -Not ! . Beats me why folks have to have the latest phone - and get well and truly fleeced - I just wish I could understand the logic behind buying/ renting something you cannot afford just to be perceived (wrongly ) to be cool , maybe someone could explain .



"...​the only mobile devices I have immediate access to are 2x Moto Gs..." - rogparki, 1 minute ago.

Where's your trusty S5?

rogparki

Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest … Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest overpriced phone . Be it Apple or Android . My Galaxy S5 (bought from a mate who got an upgrade a year or so ago for £50) , presumably to look good in front of your mates (actually it makes you look a tool - they all know you have it on contract and cant really afford it !) . And why do folks risk buying one off Gumtree etc (only to find its blocked weeks later- stolen or insurance scam ) - Or even buy a Chinese one full of Malware and no EU warranty oO . Think about it - your current phone plays games, connects to the internet and ...........err send and receives texts . It probably even enables you to make phone calls oO - now that's a novelty -Not ! . Beats me why folks have to have the latest phone - and get well and truly fleeced - I just wish I could understand the logic behind buying/ renting something you cannot afford just to be perceived (wrongly ) to be cool , maybe someone could explain .



My reason is that it is probably the most important purchase I can make relative to the cost. I use my phone for hours a day (as sad as that is but thats the modern world) and rely on it for practically everything. Checking news, weather, directions, bus times, shopping, organising events, listening to music, watching tv, taking photos/videos, chatting with friends etc etc. When you use something that much you really want to have a device that makes all that as fast, easy and efficient as possible. Sure you can do it all for cheaper but the experience just won't be as good, and when you use something so much, small flaws can become very frustrating over time

Ah. First world problems.

benjyyy

My reason is that it is probably the most important purchase I can make … My reason is that it is probably the most important purchase I can make relative to the cost. I use my phone for hours a day (as sad as that is but thats the modern world) and rely on it for practically everything. Checking news, weather, directions, bus times, shopping, organising events, listening to music, watching tv, taking photos/videos, chatting with friends etc etc. When you use something that much you really want to have a device that makes all that as fast, easy and efficient as possible. Sure you can do it all for cheaper but the experience just won't be as good, and when you use something so much, small flaws can become very frustrating over time



Very very true!! Well said benjyyy!!
Edited by: "shinds" 26th Feb

rogparki

I prefer to spend my dosh on overpriced golf clubs and golf equipment ( … I prefer to spend my dosh on overpriced golf clubs and golf equipment ( and I buy them for cash -not on a contract or credit card ) . So I believe you misread my question - Why do folks "need " the latest phone they cannot afford ? What does it do that their current phone can't do ? I'm just curious . OK I spend £300 on a new driver - as it will propel the ball 5yds further and straighter ( Sadly it doesn't ) - But I pay hard earned cash for it . Is paying £40 per month for the latest phone a cheap way of " keeping up with Jones's" or are we being conned by the sales blurb ? To be fair Apple or Samsung wouldn't last long if we were all , as I suggest , happy with our current phones (as I am with my 2014 vintage one ) . No need to try to be clever (and failing) I'm just asking a pertinent question .



​Why are you making the assumption that people cannot afford them? I tend to buy my handsets outright. However if I took a contract it would be because the handset:tariff ratio was value for money.

Your assumptions on people not being able to afford them reflects more on your own personal situation I think. You dont use credit, well done you!

You don't understand why people buy new handsets , fine! I don't understand golf clubs or football shirts but I don't question people or assume that they can't afford things and build up credit...

Tl:dr don't worry about other people's spending habits, buy what you want and let others do the same, if they get themselves in debt/trouble it's not your problem.

rogparki

Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest … Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest overpriced phone . Be it Apple or Android . My Galaxy S5 (bought from a mate who got an upgrade a year or so ago for £50) , presumably to look good in front of your mates (actually it makes you look a tool - they all know you have it on contract and cant really afford it !) . And why do folks risk buying one off Gumtree etc (only to find its blocked weeks later- stolen or insurance scam ) - Or even buy a Chinese one full of Malware and no EU warranty oO . Think about it - your current phone plays games, connects to the internet and ...........err send and receives texts . It probably even enables you to make phone calls oO - now that's a novelty -Not ! . Beats me why folks have to have the latest phone - and get well and truly fleeced - I just wish I could understand the logic behind buying/ renting something you cannot afford just to be perceived (wrongly ) to be cool , maybe someone could explain .



This probably would've been an alright question if you hadn't been a presumptuous a** with comments like 'to look cool in front of your mates' and 'because you can't afford it and bought it on contract', which I bet is not even true for the majority here.

Well, I spend £800 on a phone because it's something I use daily without fail, probably one of the most well used items in my life so I think £1-2 a day (which is how it works out over the lifetime of a product) is actually a good price to pay. I can save/make the same money in a day by not buying my morning coffee, working a little harder or just finding the money amidst other income. That £800 at Apple got me great customer service and EU Consumer Law coverage which is basically 6 years warranty (as Apple honours it for the original owner) so I have guaranteed low TCO. As you probably worked out, I can afford to buy it outright, not on contract.

Nothing wrong with you buying an S5, but since you're so well informed I'm sure you already know that you'll be running an older version of Android so you're more susceptible to security flaws, if your phone goes bad you have little path of recourse and well, all your friends will leave you as you have an old phone

rogparki

Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest … Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest overpriced phone . Be it Apple or Android . My Galaxy S5 (bought from a mate who got an upgrade a year or so ago for £50) , presumably to look good in front of your mates (actually it makes you look a tool - they all know you have it on contract and cant really afford it !) . And why do folks risk buying one off Gumtree etc (only to find its blocked weeks later- stolen or insurance scam ) - Or even buy a Chinese one full of Malware and no EU warranty oO . Think about it - your current phone plays games, connects to the internet and ...........err send and receives texts . It probably even enables you to make phone calls oO - now that's a novelty -Not ! . Beats me why folks have to have the latest phone - and get well and truly fleeced - I just wish I could understand the logic behind buying/ renting something you cannot afford just to be perceived (wrongly ) to be cool , maybe someone could explain .



Some time ago (not so long really, it's only been like 4-5 months I'm settled with Nexus 6p) I have been changing phones every 2-3 months for the very simple reason that I got bored of them. I've been through most flagship handsets available during last 3 years including iPhones, Samsungs, lgs, sonys, htcs etc. They all sent texts, they all made calls and surprise surprise, they all allowed connection to the internet. Totally not a show off, just a geek nature. Anyway, to the point. The fact that YOU don't see the need to have the latest, best, biggest, whatever you name it, does not mean that other people should do so as well. A simple analogy I can think of, why do people buy new cars if their former 52 plate polo was still able to take them from point A to point B? I believe you catch my drift now. Where I come from we say, if a person stays still, they actually go backwards. The keyword here is progress.

Cheers

P.s. not trying to say your approach is bad, following the analogy I'm perfectly happy with my 07 civic and totally don't feel the need of buying a new one, even though many people in my circumstances would. Just whatever tickles your nipples mate

rogparki

That's what the manufacturers rely on oO - was just asking a question … That's what the manufacturers rely on oO - was just asking a question (which admittedly I know little about ) Why do folks fork out dosh they can't afford just to have the latest phone - beats me !


Why do you assume that people cant afford it? speak for yourself !

rogparki

Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest … Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest overpriced phone . Be it Apple or Android . My Galaxy S5 (bought from a mate who got an upgrade a year or so ago for £50) , presumably to look good in front of your mates (actually it makes you look a tool - they all know you have it on contract and cant really afford it !) . And why do folks risk buying one off Gumtree etc (only to find its blocked weeks later- stolen or insurance scam ) - Or even buy a Chinese one full of Malware and no EU warranty oO . Think about it - your current phone plays games, connects to the internet and ...........err send and receives texts . It probably even enables you to make phone calls oO - now that's a novelty -Not ! . Beats me why folks have to have the latest phone - and get well and truly fleeced - I just wish I could understand the logic behind buying/ renting something you cannot afford just to be perceived (wrongly ) to be cool , maybe someone could explain .



​Not really but thanks for the lifestyle advice.Some people like new technology be it old or new.Id rather buy a new phone then spend it on drink drugs or gambling.

rogparki

Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest … Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest overpriced phone . Be it Apple or Android . My Galaxy S5 (bought from a mate who got an upgrade a year or so ago for £50) , presumably to look good in front of your mates (actually it makes you look a tool - they all know you have it on contract and cant really afford it !) . And why do folks risk buying one off Gumtree etc (only to find its blocked weeks later- stolen or insurance scam ) - Or even buy a Chinese one full of Malware and no EU warranty oO . Think about it - your current phone plays games, connects to the internet and ...........err send and receives texts . It probably even enables you to make phone calls oO - now that's a novelty -Not ! . Beats me why folks have to have the latest phone - and get well and truly fleeced - I just wish I could understand the logic behind buying/ renting something you cannot afford just to be perceived (wrongly ) to be cool , maybe someone could explain .


In a very typical Chinese arrogant reply..

"because I like.. You don't let?... "

rogparki

Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest … Would someone care to explain to me the point of buying the latest overpriced phone . Be it Apple or Android . My Galaxy S5 (bought from a mate who got an upgrade a year or so ago for £50) , presumably to look good in front of your mates (actually it makes you look a tool - they all know you have it on contract and cant really afford it !) . And why do folks risk buying one off Gumtree etc (only to find its blocked weeks later- stolen or insurance scam ) - Or even buy a Chinese one full of Malware and no EU warranty oO . Think about it - your current phone plays games, connects to the internet and ...........err send and receives texts . It probably even enables you to make phone calls oO - now that's a novelty -Not ! . Beats me why folks have to have the latest phone - and get well and truly fleeced - I just wish I could understand the logic behind buying/ renting something you cannot afford just to be perceived (wrongly ) to be cool , maybe someone could explain .



Maybe you should ask your mate who upgraded to a newer phone but also if people did not buy new phones (Apple or android) then people like you would not be able to buy their old phone plus like it or not....money makes the world go round
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