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Old 06-09-2019, 02:50 PM
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So, on the phone thing, in a shocking development, he may actually be right. Of course he put it inelegantly, making it look like his usual “we as the human race could do this” obtuse belligerence.
To wit: when keeping an older phone as insurance for a newer phone breaking, it may well be advantageous to sell it and buying it (or similar) back only when needed.
This based on the concept that the value of older phones tends to continue to decline, meaning that when buying it back, if not too soon after selling it, the price may well be low enough to make up for transaction costs. Plus, of course, if the new phone never breaks, the sales price of the old phone is pure profit vs holding on to it. This of course pre-supposing the old phone brings enough to make the exercise worth it: this notion quite obviously doesn’t work with your old Startac.