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My cell situation is a bit odd in that my company pays for my cell service (I'm part of the owner's "family" plan) but I'm expected to bring the phone to the table on my own. As such, I've currently got a 32gb 5S that works just fine for what I care about but its time to upgrade and I'm looking for the best place to just buy a 6s or a 7 128gb outright that will work with AT&T. I've already got an iPad so no Plus...

I've heard about the Apple iPhone Upgrade Program but seeing as I'm still using the 5S, never had a case and its in pretty good condition, paying $877 over 2 years for a 7 with required AppleCare doesn't sound like a great fit.

otherwise I'm looking at Newegg, Amazon, etc. with the 7S and 8 on the horizon I'm wondering if I don't hold out until October and see about picking up a fanboi's pristine model as they upgrade but I'm guessing that alot of those people are on the Next/upgrade/lease plans where they no longer own the phones so the used market may be depressed a bit.

Any thoughts anyone has are appreciated. I just want to make sure I'm not overlooking something as an option.



I appreciate the argument for getting a better, likely cheaper Android phone, I just don't care enough to transition so please leave that discussion/argument out.
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I think your best bet is to grab an Android



But seriously....don't they have an Apple Store on the plaza? I'm not much for looking for a used item as I feel the battery life is one of the more important features to me, and I just don't like the idea of buying used electronics.

That post is probably zero help, but that pretty much sums me up in a nutshell
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You know, I have an iPhone 7 in perfect condition and I'm thinking about going back to Android...
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I have had luck with buying them on Ebay. I won't go with the cheapest, but with someone that sells thousands of phones, with a high feedback rating (99%+). Most of the time you can find them for specific carriers, unlocked, etc. I would find one that was previously with AT&T. Staying on the same network tends to make it seamless.

There was a seller in Lawrence that I found through ebay, and they had very reasonable prices and a good selection.
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Why use ebay when there is a perfectly good Keboh right here!
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def let me know what you're thinking. I definitely can appreciate the battery argument against used but given that its only been out a year and I've decided that I get the impression you take care of your shit, I'd likely be interested depending on cost.
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def let me know what you're thinking. I definitely can appreciate the battery argument against used but given that its only been out a year and I've decided that I get the impression you take care of your shit, I'd likely be interested depending on cost.
It's in immaculate condition. I am paranoid about breaking phones. I just reread OP though and my phone is the 32gb version... not close to the 128gb one.
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I have a 6 that has been sitting in my office drawer for a while
The screen is cracked and I just upgraded to a 7 a few months ago.
How much do used 6's go for?
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I buy all my phones used/mint condition on swappa.
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