Trade-ins gaining popularity

Fifty-five percent of those surveyed said that they would use a trade-in program for their next upgrade, while more than 60 percent said that a better trade-in offer would sway their choice of retailers.
— Apple Insider
Source: Gazelle.com

Source: Gazelle.com

With smartphones costing more than $200 on an average and in a world filled with contracts from the carriers and new models being released at an alarming frequency, it is important to equip ourselves with the most information needed to outsmart (or at least not get tricked by) the retailers. Refer to this article posted sometime back for more information (numbers might have changed, but the logic flow is solid and is still very relevant). Anytime a purchase or a sale of a gizmo (or any consumer product for that matter) is made, the best way to get most for your buck is to research on product cycles and resale values. After all the Internet is full of information and what is its purpose of existence if no one takes advantage of it!