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zeldaring said:
zorg1000 said:

People don’t buy a $1000 phone every year, most people pay little to nothing up front and pay an extra $30 or so on their monthly bill for a couple years, psychologically they are getting a “free” phone.

I’m not really sure how people’s phone buying habits are relevant to the discussion though.

Does it really matter if it's a monthly bill or not? They still paying for it. Anyone who thinks 1000$ In 2 year payments for a phone Is a idiot.

Point is most of these people want the latest tech, and many people that go waste a hours to upgrade the phone is cause they like the features. Samething with ps5 I'm not buying a ps5 unless it offers a big improvement and thinks to 60fps it does.

Umm…….yes? The only reason high end smartphones sell as well as they do is because of the 2-3 year payment plans that most cell providers offer. If everybody had to pay the full cost of their phone upfront (like they do with consoles) then consumer habits would be a lot different.

When the herd loses its way, the shepard must kill the bull that leads them astray.