Short supplies of Apple iPhone 6 Plus keep resale prices high

Short supplies of Apple iPhone 6 Plus keep resale prices high
Apple continues to have difficulties meeting demand for the 5.5-inch Apple iPhone 6 Plus. This is reflected in the price of the phablet on various sites like eBay and Taobao. Piper Jaffrey analyst Gene Munster and his team monitor the last 50 auctions for each handset, in order to gauge a value for each phone.

Munster discovered that 42 days after launch, the Apple iPhone 6 Plus was being purchased at an average price of 124% of the phone's retail price. That is higher than the resale price for the Apple iPhone 5s at the same point last year. 42 days after that model was released, it was selling for 119% of the full retail price. The Apple iPhone 6, which has not run into any supply concerns this year, is now being sold at 94% of its retail price.

Munster says that the continued demand for the iPhone 6 Plus indicates that #bendgate was not a factor for buyers interested in the model. The analyst also noted that the resale pricing for the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c dropped more than usual when the current models were introduced. That might have something to do with the larger screens on the new units. The retail price for the iPhone 6 Plus is $749 (16GB), $849 (64GB) and $949 (128GB).


As a comparison, 42 days after the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5, that phone is being sold for 81% of its retail price on eBay.


via: AppleInsider

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41 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Resale value is BS unless you're buying a car or even a house(then you might make profit)

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Resale value is the reason why Apple fans afford to upgrade every year. Unlike android phone, the resale value is too low until we have no choice but continue to use it until it's totally broke

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That is simply false. Every phone I ever owned I sold for at least 1/2 the retail price. I usually upgrade every year as I have 6 phones on my VZW account. There are always people looking for a device for half the full price who want to upgrade without paying their ETF. I got $400 for my Galaxy Note 2 and I paid 299.99. I had a 64GB iPhone 4S which I had for only 3 months, I got $650 bucks for it. Considering it costs $749 off contract. I have always got 50% or more on a sale, no matter the brand or OS. People who claim you don't get good resale value on Android devices are simply stupid, lying, or both. Example, I had a Droid Incredible when it came out. I paid 199.99 for it and I sold it on eBay for $300. That at the time was more than 50% retail. You guys are ignorant. I have a Note 3. It has some small damage on the band in a couple places. I paid 299.99 + tax...so about $360. I guarantee when I see it on eBay I get at least $350 for it. You guys are simply stupid when you make that false claim that Android devices don't have as high a resale value as Apple. Fact is many of them don't, but the flagships do.

31. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Patently false. As someone who buys and sells many phones a year, they aren't even close. The average selling price of an ATT iPhone 5S, which is 13 months old and has had a successor on the market for 40+ days, is $20 less than the Galaxy S5, which is 7 months old and still has nearly 5 months to go until the replacement model hits the market.

3. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Your comment is BS. Resale value is incredibly important when buying tech if you actually care about money. My late 2011 macbook pro was sold this summer for $1000 when I paid 1799. Just sold my nexus 5 for 250 2 weeks ago You were saying?

4. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

You sir, are special. Please educate yourself before spewing nonsense fanboyism.

11. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I know I'm special. :) BTW, what happened to your original account?

13. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Made another account because I got sick of looking at my gamer tag. Then got banned for "multiple accounts". Are you 16? Asking because of the 98 in your name. Figured since you're so invested in me I guess I'd show a liiiitle interest.

14. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

lol Ok and yeah I'm 16.

40. f35hunter

Posts: 238; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

They just try to copy Xiaomi's hanger market tactics to higher their prices

5. Rydsmith unregistered

I can't help but find it funny the amount of money people actually profit from those sales. For instance. I bought a 6 Plus for myself for $1,280. Now the cost of a 6 Plus after tax in my area is $1,068.49. That leaves a gross profit of $212.51. However, eBay takes 10% of the winning price, so $128 and then PayPal also gets their cut of $37.42. That leaves $47.09. Now add in the fact the person shipped this via FedEx two day express on a non business account; they more than likely lost money on this transaction. Do people ever thing of the hidden costs when selling online?

7. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

Thus, Craigslist, local purchase in cash. 0 fees involved. Just make sure you are doing it in a safe place. I do all my transactions at my local police station in the lobby. Can't get safer than that!

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yeah, sure you do.

30. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Because everyone feels safe around cops LOL

6. Techfriend

Posts: 34; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Off topic : Nexus 6 or Note 3 (price of both are same in my country and Note 4 price is too damn high) so suggest me.......!!

8. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

If you look stock Android with fast updates, then the N6. If you like the S-Pen and use all the TW features, then the Note 3.

10. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

It would be unfair to compare only the softwares...nexus 6 has better hardware and that's very important.

23. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

"nexus 6 ... better hardware"????? LOL

38. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Yeah...better processor, display , etc etc...remember, we are talking about nexus 6 vs note 3, not the note 4. Better specs or better hardware, doesn't matter what you call it.

9. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Get a nexus 6

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I've said forever, that's one of the iPhone's greatest strengths...its high resale value.

27. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Can't argue that.

15. iGeek

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

This is so true, I have been looking for a Gold iPhone 6 Plus (64 GB) for a week and I can't still find one. The price is really steep 2 probably at 1100$.

16. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Yea so you can sell to a total stranger on Craigslist who might jump you and take your s**t. Totally worth it...

18. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I've sold all my past phones and more on CL and never gotten jumped. If you have then you're not smart at meeting either at the carrier store or somewhere in public where there's a lot of people.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I've never had a problem with CL either.

29. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Just because you haven't been jumped doesn't mean it never happens bro. You also have to deal with all the flakes and flood of calls and texts. So yea, not worth the time and risk.

34. wyrishman

Posts: 39; Member since: May 11, 2014

I've had luck with CL both buying and selling. I'd recommend downloading Pinger and get yourself a random number for the couple weeks you'll need it.

35. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This is exactly what I do. That way it's a number for a one time transaction and my personal information is kept safe.

33. Furbal unregistered

i've sold quite a few on CL as well..

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