My son just turned 11 years old and has been asking for a cell phone ever since he was about eight. I always told him that he needed to be in the middle school before I would even consider it, but guess what – he’s in the 6th grade at the middle school this year. Honestly, I was dreading the expense because we all know cell phones can cost a pretty penny.
But what if I told you that there is a way to save on your child’s smart device? Have you thought about getting them a used iPhone?
New smartphones start at a steep cost, $649, and most carriers no longer subsidize the cost. Kids all too frequently break and lose smartphones and tablets, and a brand new device may not be a wise investment for a child. Nearly 70% of parents reported that a child in their household has broken or lost at least one smartphone, according to a Gazelle survey.
Purchasing a new phone or tablet. Purchasing a new phone is often expensive and time-consuming, but it doesn’t need to be! Why purchase a new iPhone or iPad when you can get a lower-cost version from Gazelle? You can save up to 40% on a Gazelle Certified pre-owned device.
I know what you’re thinking, a used device is ‘old’ or ‘outdated.’ But smartphones actually have a much longer life span than you think. And frankly, I don’t know about you, but my kids certainly don’t need the ‘latest and greatest’ technology, especially when I know that I can save as much as 40% off retail value by getting them used phones. Continue reading »