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22Fruitmincepies

My parents need new iPhones (they know how to use them so don’t want to change brand), they have hand-me-downs from family members that are very old and are now barely functional (my dad has my original iPhone 4!). They don’t want to spend a lot, but do want something that will last. 

Where is the best place to buy something? Should they get a new older model or a second hand more recent model? 

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Hypnic Jerk

I bought both my iPhones off Ebay.    No issues.  One was a steal, the other a fair price.

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born.a.girl

Four of us got reconditioned iphone 6S versions when Aldi had them as a special offer.

Two of them still going strong 18 x months later.

My battery gave up 2 days before end of warranty.

Husband's phone needed $180 spent on it recently.

 

Think I'd still go the same way again, as even with the extra repair cost, it's been cost effective buying them that way.

 

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dadwasathome

Kogab or d*ck Smith (both Kogan anyway) sell refurbished. You can get an iPhone8 A grade for $499.

 

An iPhone XR is $749 from Apple, iPhone X a similar price form Kogan etc. and 8 is probably the very oldest I'd consider, but is a 4-5 year old model

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22Fruitmincepies

Thanks @dadwasathome 

My brother used to be a chronic upgrader, so the old model phones would be given to whoever needed a new one. Then he got a Sydney mortgage and discovered he could actually make do with the same phone for years... :lol: 

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emma_jean

I’d probably replace my 6s with a new SE for about $750. it is still a considerable amount of money though

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jmjsa

Not sure what they want to spend but I just bought an iPhone 7 from big w for 489

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Mrs Claus

Cellect mobile (no space) sell refurbished ones and I’ve never had an issue with them

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Fizgig

DH just bought a new iPhone 7 from Officeworks for $500. Pretty good deal.

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