The study was published by Decluttr, a website for buying used products and selling smartphones. Entity that has compiled a chart showing, based on the devices that pass "by their hands", the loss of value of equipment. Evaluating several tops, they advance that the Samsung Galaxy S9 can lose up to 50% of its value in a short time …
Something we are already used to, for example, in the automotive sector, now also in the mobile. The devaluation of the product begins at the moment you acquire it and reaches your hands. Now what can we draw from this Decluttr study? Well, first of all we have to discount these values the company's profit margin.
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Despite the website's margin discount itself, it is obvious that a good deal of the amount you paid is lost in the first few months after the Samsung Galaxy S9 hit the market. Then we can compare the statistics provided by said buy and sell site.
Let's start with the Samsung Galaxy S8. Smartphone whose recommended retail price in the United States was $ 720. Equipment that, one month after its release, would be purchased by site of returns for 46% of its original value, the $ 720. The same should happen with the Samsung Galaxy S9.
Samsung Galaxy S9 may devalue quickly and is not the only one
Note that the largest "slice" of devaluation occurs shortly after the first month after the product was launched. In subsequent months the devaluation is only 1-2% on average. In this respect, according to Decluttr, Apple's smartphones, iPhone's keep their value better compared to Android alternatives. However, we also have very hard numbers here in the "apple valley". According to this site, the iPhone 8 would lose 49% of value after the first month since its launch.
Apple iPhone X "just" would lose 41% of its value in the first month after its arrival on the market. Once again included in this devaluation are Decluttr's profit margins. Thus, take-back sites are not exactly the most faithful or neutral indicator to ascertain the devaluation of a product.
You can get the same value (and usually much more) by selling your Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy S8, iPhone 8, iPhone X or any other product on well-known classified sites like OLX. Even so, the figures presented by Decluttr, assuming the service's profit margins are the same for all equipment, already give us a relatively faithful margin of comparison.
In short, if you wait about a month after the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S9 or any other high end product. Then you can take advantage of this devaluation to buy a semi-new device at a great price.
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