Idoit40fans wrote:Because people pay for them at the prices they're currently at.
People pay approximately $200 and have the rest of the cost hidden.
What is the price difference on the new ATT Next plan? An iPhone 5 costs nothing down, but $32.50 a month - $390 over the course of the year.
I've been buying unlocked phones for $400-$600 for a few years now because I can sell it after a few months for 75%-90% of what I paid for it and then buy the latest phone.