Apple's iPhone X is a crazy good deal at $626 in 'very good' condition with 256GB storage

Apple's iPhone X is a crazy good deal at $626 in 'very good' condition with 256GB storage
While Apple rushed to discontinue its first-ever "all-screen" smartphone shortly after unveiling three additional models with razor-thin bezels and relatively large notches, the iPhone X is still very much alive at third-party retailers like Best Buy. The problem is the 2017-released 5.8-incher remains extravagantly priced, at $900 and up, rarely scoring substantial discounts with no strings attached.

But that's where top-rated eBay sellers like BuySpry come in, currently charging as little as $625.99 for a factory GSM unlocked variant of the iPhone X with a whopping 256 gigs of internal storage space. That particular configuration typically costs $1,050 brand-new, mind you, so you stand to save more than 400 bucks here... as long as you don't have a problem purchasing refurbished gear.

Of course, refurbished doesn't always equate to a shoddy product, and in this specific case, you have a 99.6 percent positively rated merchant promising the heavily marked-down devices are not only "100 percent functional", but also in "very good" cosmetic condition. While you may notice certain "signs of wear like scratches, scuffs, and minor dents" on the iPhone X units on sale in a "limited quantity" in a silver color only, these come with a 60-day warranty as well to provide (a little) peace of mind.

Granted, it's still not easy to choose between a 256GB iPhone X and a slightly cheaper 64 gig iPhone XR, but if you can settle for a slower processor, the former is arguably sleeker, sharper, and more compact, not to mention it's got one of them fancy dual rear-facing camera modules equipped with 2x optical zoom capabilities. And yes, we realize three new iPhones are right around the corner, but hopefully, you're also well aware of how much they're supposed to cost.

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8 Comments

1. OneLove123

Posts: 972; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Wow, what a crazy price for a used product.

2. Poptart2828

Posts: 364; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

I feel the same. That price is absurd

3. DFranch

Posts: 533; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

So, you think $626 for an almost 2 year old refurbished phone is a good deal. Can I interest you in some swampland or perhaps a bridge?

4. afrohoxha

Posts: 243; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Meanwhile I'm another title: "Get a Galaxy S10 in 'good' condition at a great price of $465 from a top-rated eBay seller"

5. Vogue1985

Posts: 449; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Holding value very well. That's what happens when you product a quality product and not every 6 months.

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7225; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Hold value from Apple is most definitely subjective. Especially when Apple controls everything about all of their iPhones. Now this iPhone X is two years old and it only comes with a 60 day warranty. If you think that is good, then you are blind, and you are not looking at what's out their in the market. DFranch comment above tells it all.

7. Silva5

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 15, 2019

sgodsell, I don’t think you understand what it means for an item to hold value. Holding value has nothing to do with what other products are on the market, and whether those products are “better”. It simply means that a specific product or brand does not rapidly depreciate after the original purchase and can be resold by the original purchaser for a relatively high price months or years down the road. It also doesn’t matter if a subset of people (such as yourself) think it is not worth the asking price, as long as there are people willing to pay the resale asking price (supply and demand). So yes, this is indeed “good” because the consumer is able to recover a large amount of the original purchase price once they resell the item. Example- Purchased iPhone for X for $999 and resold for $626 after 2 years. This means that they got to use the device for 2 years and it only cost them a total of $373 (or $186.50/year) because they were able to recover $626 of the original purchase price. Now, the consumer can use this $626 towards purchasing a new phone, significantly reducing the cost of the new phone. Rinse and repeat. Summary, yes iPhones hold their value (largely because they are made by Apple, which is seen by many as a prestigious brand/status symbol) and yes, that is a good thing for iPhone customers.

8. almostdone

Posts: 443; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

That notch is so ugly. That alone you need to discount $400 off the price.

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