How to Buy a Cheap iPhone 6

Now that the iPhone 6s is announced and will be releasing later this month, it’s is a really good time to buy the iPhone 6 at a discount. Here’s how to buy a cheap iPhone 6.

If you don’t care about having the latest and greatest smartphone, you actually may be the wisest of us all. Waiting until the new iPhone comes out so that you can get the last-generation model for less is perhaps one of the smartest things you can do if you’re a frugal buyer, and even if it’s a year old, the iPhone 6 still provides a solid iPhone experience.

The iPhone 6 was announced and launched back in September of last year, and prices started at $199 for the 4.7-inch model and $299 for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus after signing a new two-year contract. Apple has since dropped those prices to $99 and $199, respectively, so you can get an iPhone 6 Plus for the same price as what the iPhone 6 was priced at before the drop.

Furthermore, third-party retailers and used marketplaces are pretty much the best places to look if you’re wanting to buy a cheap iPhone 6, as retailers usually discount the device often and those looking to upgrade to the iPhone 6s are now looking to get some quick cash by selling their iPhone 6.

Here are some places to keep in mind when you’re deal-hunting for a cheap iPhone 6.

Retail Stores

You can easily take advantage of iPhone 6 sales from several big retail chains that are looking to clear out their remaining iPhone 6 inventory to make room for the iPhone 6s, including Best Buy, Staples, Walmart, etc. Many of these stores have discounted the iPhone 6 plenty of times already this year.

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In some cases, store discounts can be just as big as if you bought the device used, but if you’re wanting a brand new iPhone 6 for as little as possible, then waiting for a sale at a retail location or a carrier store is probably your best bet.

The good news is that we’re just a couple of months away from Black Friday and the holiday shopping season, which means that we should be seeing lots of good deals soon enough.

eBay

While we prefer buying expensive products from reputable sources, you can’t beat the deals that you can score on eBay, as long as you shop smart.

You’ll need to be more careful when browsing for iPhones on eBay, since there are a lot of sellers out there who are looking to take buyers for a ride, and many iPhones you’ll find on eBay could be stolen units.

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Be sure to read the description carefully of the eBay listing so that you don’t get ripped off and tricked. Remember that one guy that bought a photo of an Xbox One for $615? He thought he was buying an actual Xbox One console, but he ended up getting tricked.

There are some eBay sellers who like to trick buyers by putting fine print in the description or simply just saying “iPhone 6 box” in the hopes that naive or careless bidders will miss that part.

We’ve also seen sellers list dummy iPhones, and while they usually make it clear that it’s not a real iPhone, it’s important to read the description instead of just relying on photos and assuming that it’s a real iPhone.

Not all eBay sellers are bad, of course. In fact, you’ll rarely come across a trickster, but they’re definitely out there, so be careful.

Craigslist

Craigslist has the stereotype of being one of the most sketchiest places to buy consumer electronics, but when used carefully, you can find a great deal on a cheap iPhone 6.

We’ve discussed many times how Craigslist is a hotbed for scams, but there are also a lot of good guys that genuinely just want to sell you their iPhone 6. And since Craiglist is usually full of sellers looking to just get rid of their stuff, they’re usually willing to give you a great deal.

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Again, be careful that you’re not buying a stolen iPhone. A good way to tell if it’s stolen is if you ask the seller to turn off Find My iPhone or reset the device to factory settings in front of you. In order to do this, you need the Apple ID credentials, so if the seller doesn’t know or if he refuses to do any of these tasks, then it’s a safe bet that the iPhone was stolen.

You can also ask for the serial number and run a check on it using Apple’s Activation Lock tool, which will check to see if the iPhone 6 is still activated or not.

Swappa

If eBay and Craigslist aren’t quite your thing, Swappa is essentially the sunny and green pasture that awaits you at the end of the dark tunnel. The nice thing about Swappa is that it’s heavily regulated by its staff members, and every seller is required to verify their iPhones, so you know that you’re not buying a stolen iPhone 6 when you do business on Swappa.

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You can find some great deals on Swappa as well, thanks to the heavy competition from numerous other sellers trying to get rid of their iPhone 6 units. Plus, many of them would be willing to negotiate with you on a better price.

Social Media

If you don’t trust yourself with finding an iPhone 6 on eBay or Craigslist, perhaps the next best solution is to ask friends and make a call-out on various social networking sites.

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Simply posting about how you’re in the market for an iPhone 6 will automatically get all of your friends to try and help you find a good deal on one. While none of your friends may have an iPhone 6 to sell to you, they might know another friend who is selling one. From there, you can make the connection.

I’ve found that usually only your closest friends are helpful in this respect, so don’t expect every single one of your Facebook friends to keep their eyes peeled for an iPhone 6 deal for you, but at least you’re getting the word out, and every little bit helps.

15 Comments

  1. deepankar singh

    03/17/2015 at 11:57 am

    plz notify me if their is any cheap iphone 6

    Reply

    • Cassie Zhu (@CaqujulZhu)

      10/28/2015 at 11:19 am

      Why do people these days always feel the need to get the latest iStuff? There is barely any difference between the very first iPhone and the 6. A touch screen phone with internet… WOW!

      You shouldn’t be able to complain about the economy or your own personal financial situation if you blow your money on trivial Apple crap.

      Many American have a steak taste on a hamburger budget . That’s part of the problem we now face from a long time ago. Barrow to the max and then whine about now having enough money . Nice house , car or truck and boat. Can you afford them or does it really matter at this period of time?

      I’m just gonna make smart decisions with my money so I don’t end up with an empty bank account:

      1) Paying off my debts as they come to me. Never holding a credit card balance longer than a month. If this means living in a small studio apartment and eating ramen, rice, and beans, so be it.
      2) I will always buy small, fuel efficient and durable cars. I drive a 2006 Honda Civic now. It costs me nothing to fill up and next to nothing to insure ($25/month from InsurancePanda… woohoo!). I will not drive when I don’t need to, and use public transportation whenever possible.
      3) Developing multiple revenue streams. Doing side jobs. Building up small businesses. Doing contract work. Basically doing whatever I can to generate income from multiple sources.
      4) Grow my revenue and assets no matter what. Make sure I am always expanding and develop them to the point that they consistently generate reliable cash flow.
      5) The most important one – make as much as I can. Save as much as I can.

      iPhones… ecigarettes… Starbucks… $12 Chipotle Burritos…new clothes.. organic lipgloss… expensive yoga classes. Why not try living in your means for once? No wonder we have a debt crisis.

      Reply

      • Paudie Kelly

        02/20/2016 at 11:29 am

        You sound like my grandmother

        Reply

      • Emily bb

        03/25/2016 at 2:54 pm

        “omg y does everyone need 2 buy all this ugh!!!” As YOU’RE reading an article about where to buy a cheap iPhone 6.

        Reply

  2. mike

    06/12/2015 at 3:02 pm

    I am also interested in new sale price Iphon6 from reliable sources. Please notify me. Thanks

    Reply

    • Kaysan

      06/15/2015 at 2:05 am

      I m selling brand new iphones $650. Contact me at [email protected]

      Reply

    • Mike

      07/29/2015 at 11:03 am

      $ 650 is not cheap. may be we have to forget about I-phone. Is there
      any other reliable smart phone we can buy?

      Reply

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  4. Yossarian Drood

    07/29/2015 at 5:34 am

    $570 isn’t cheap.

    Reply

  5. Nun Whoza

    12/10/2015 at 11:13 am

    Did anyone even ask for your opinion regarding their personal finances, or express any interest in your finances?

    Contrary to tone of your unsolicited diatribe, plenty of people out there can purchase new iPhones while living within their means. In fact, looking to purchase a new device at the lowest possible price seems to be an extremely smart way to leverage your personal capital and do just that.

    Since you put yourself out there, perhaps you should consider how much money you spend on products (and other things) for your personal appearance. It seems to be a bit skewed with your views.

    Reply

  6. ftfcucfgdedfgh

    12/15/2015 at 7:20 pm

    nothing is cheap $100 or $50

    Reply

  7. amanda bourisaw

    12/16/2015 at 8:52 am

    how much does it cost can i get it for 5 dollers

    Reply

    • Paudie Kelly

      02/20/2016 at 11:31 am

      Not even a Sim card MAte

      Reply

  8. claudiogags

    04/05/2016 at 9:42 pm

    Thank you Cassie Zhu for your smart advice
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    Reply

  9. mike

    07/16/2016 at 8:17 pm

    Cassie Zhou is Asian that is why she won’t spend more than 25$ on anything

    Reply

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