The Best Way To Get The Latest Tech Gear Is To Sell Your Old Gear First

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Possibly the worst thing about owning the latest electronics—like cell phones, TVs, tablets, wearable tech and laptops, for instance—is that these items have a shelf life. Coincidentally, that’s also one of their best features. Selling your old gear can be the springboard into buying your new gear. It’s kind of a virtuous cycle, as much of a pain in the butt as it is to have to buy and setup a new device, because there’s no way average middle-class people like you and I could afford to keep buying all the new tech toys and tools we want.

This is especially true when it comes to cell phones. Wanna buy a phone? Sell your phone. Of all the items I listed above, our phones are probably what we end up wanting to replace most often. I mean nobody wants to be that guy still using an old iPhone 3G, right? The iPhone 4 was the first iPhone I ever owned. I also owned the 4S and now the 5C. I plan on getting the 6 as soon as it’s available (maybe around September). As it turns out, I still have one of my older iPhones laying around the house. But not for long. I recently discovered just how much an old smartphone can be worth.

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