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. The iPhone 6 Plus is selling for 124% of its MSRP in auctions...
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17. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Same old story every year...

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30907; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

How bout you check eBay, Gazelle, and other 3rd party retailers then. Actually you're right, same old story every year, iPhones the most valuable every year.

21. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Artificial supply shortages...every year...

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 30907; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Same old haters every year

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Same old idiots every year.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 30907; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

And then I looked at your avatar.

32. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Samsung has had plenty of volume issues, and none of their flagships has ever outsold the equivalent iPhone. It's not easy to build, sell, and ship the ridiculous quantities Apple does.

36. iushnt

Posts: 3083; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

As far as I agree Apple's strength in making and supply,I think you should also credit Samsung for their own strengths as well..Samsung has a totally different strategy by selling numourous models in a yr and they sell a huge quantity(worlds largest smartphone vendor in terms of quantity) clearly indicates that Samsung's manufacturing and supply chain handling are equally great..

37. wilsong17 unregistered

If your are* smart* you won't buy a use phone for $500 or more

39. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Very true. These figs don't look believable. Why would anyone prefer to buy a used second hand device more than $300 also. A new phone is always new. Used is used even if its expensive it won't give you a feel that even a $250 phone would give. Period.

41. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

All these comments sounds like: Ifans - Care about resales value, so can afford buy new one every year = Poor peoples. Android - Lower resales value, but still can afford changing devices few times/year = Rich peoples? What happens to, that ifans are the rich ones that can afford to buy overpriced iphones? if u are rich and u wont care about resales values.
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