I was worried about market saturation. After all, Denmark has reached a point where more than half of the population owns a smartphone of some kind. Then I put our last-year iPhone 4S's on sale on the local equivalent of Craigslist.
It literally took less than a minute before my phone rang. Within 15 minutes they were sold at the asking price (about 50% of original price, 1 year old phones, one even had a slightly damaged corner). I was contacted by more than 10 different prospective buyers. The guy who ended up getting the phones told me he was christmas shopping for the whole family. He had already bought 3 used iPhones elsewhere.
I have always figured that the reason Apple does not do budget computers is that the resale/used market is so vibrant. The machines keep their value astonishingly well, because Apple very rarely makes dud computers. In fact, my sister is still using an old iPhone 3 - no S, no nothing - and is quite happy with that. My thrifty son and my dad are happy with a 3GS. My somewhat more fashion conscious daughter rocks a 4 (no S) as does my mom. My nephew is using a Alu Macbook 13" (not pro). My sister is using a white plastic Macbook - no really!
Meanwhile I have several old Windows machines in my attic. I can't even give them away.
I just don't see the same thing with Android phones. The only people who keep old ones around seem to be thrifty geeks who want to prove a point, and a few people at my work place - a bank IT dept. - who like to pinch pennies a lot.
mercel: It's been a long strange trip - good to see you're still around (and in AAPL -my assumption).
May 10, 2019 12:48:32 GMT -5
Zeke: Long time no see. Nice to see familiar names still here.
Mar 25, 2019 14:42:52 GMT -5
sponge: Regarding the future of VR, I think it will be huge. I was a gamer when I was in college. But as an adult I lost interest. Last fall I flew up to visit my son at college and check out his new Vive set up. After playing with it for the weekend, I was
Apr 29, 2018 15:25:17 GMT -5
galleybob: thanks for your answer. I will copy and send to her
Nov 7, 2017 15:32:18 GMT -5
rickag: So since Jan 28th 2015 AAPL is up from 117.27 to 157.21
Aug 21, 2017 20:09:43 GMT -5
artman1033: VXAPL = 29.21 AAPL = $117.27 AFTER EARNINGS
Jan 28, 2015 14:54:46 GMT -5
artman1033: VXAPL = 44.94 AAPL = $110.39 BEFORE EARNINGS
Jan 27, 2015 11:12:53 GMT -5