If you miss the good old days of sub-5 inch iPhones with generous screen bezels and biometric recognition methods you could actually touch rather than stare at, Apple is still selling the 2017-released cousins of the company's first notched model. Unfortunately, the iPhone 8
and 8 Plus
are not exactly affordable, fetching $599 and $699 respectively in their entry-level 64GB configurations on their manufacturer's official US website.
Obviously, there are a number of ways to bring those prices down, including upfront carrier activations, monthly installment plans
, bill credits, and trade-ins. But if you want to maximize your savings without jumping through any hoops or signing lengthy agreements with any specific wireless service provider, buying a refurbished unit is definitely the way to go. Especially during one of Woot's popular 24-hour-only sales.
The latest such promotion lets you pick up a GSM unlocked iPhone 8
in exchange for as little as $359.99 in "Scratch & Dent" condition. That essentially means these pre-owned devices have been restored to "full working order" while still presenting "minor cosmetic blemishes to the body of the unit and surface scratches on the screen", which will not impair the normal use of the ultra-affordable handsets in any way. Even if that's the case, you will be covered by a 90-day seller warranty as far as any defects or malfunctions are concerned that are not caused by abuse or misuse of the product.
All that being said, it's pretty clear you're looking at an amazing bargain if you decide to purchase a $360 64GB iPhone 8 or a 256 gig configuration at $419.99. The latter variant is available in black, silver, and gold color options, while the former comes in a black paint job only at the time of this writing. Unfortunately, you can't take these to CDMA networks like Verizon or Sprint for activation. Otherwise, the deal seems almost impossible to turn down.
Check out the deal here