We’re only a few months away from the release of yet another new iPhone and as that time draws near, some Apple fans may be asking themselves, “When will the iPhone 8 Plus price drop?”
The iPhone 8 Plus was first introduced at $799 (64GB) and $949 (256GB), with no changes in retail pricing until 2018 when the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR were unveiled. This resulted in the iPhone 8 Plus taking a $100 price drop, with the current retail price $699 and $849 on Apple’s website. With September right around the corner, we expect to see the iPhone 8 Plus take another $100 price drop, where it will likely be priced at $599 and $749 for 2019.
Of course used pricing works a little differently and that’s where the most savings can be found. For those interested in finding a great deal on an iPhone 8 Plus, here’s a big tip: Swappa is the best place to buy a cheap iPhone 8 Plus.
|Nov ’18||Dec ’18||Jan ’19||Feb ’19||Mar ’19|
|iPhone 8 Plus (64GB)||$528||$527||$512||$494||$490|
|iPhone 8 Plus (256GB)||$594||$597||$574||$550||$559|
(Average price of used iPhone 8 Plus sold on Swappa)
iPhones in general tend to hold their value extremely well and the iPhone 8 Plus is no different. During the past 5 months, we’ve seen the price of a used iPhone 8 Plus drop around $40 or so, but still priced significantly lower than new retail counterparts.
Right now, prices for an iPhone 8 Plus on Swappa have dropped to around $490 (64GB) and $559 (256GB). We’ll likely see only a slight decrease in used pricing until September rolls around. That’s when new models are announced and Apple discounts the iPhone 8 Plus yet again.
Best time to buy the iPhone 8 Plus?
It’s accurate to say prices for used iPhones are the lowest they’ve been all year, that means you can find the best deal on an iPhone 8 Plus right now. Of course, if you prefer to wait, you should see even bigger discounts in September when the retail price drops. After that, used prices should continue to plummet through the holiday season, slowing down again in January.
Worst time to buy the iPhone 8 Plus?
The only real “bad” time to buy a new iPhone is on launch day, before used models hit the Swappa marketplace. For older generation models, you only need to wait until Apple announces a price drop and the used market should follow suit. That means there’s never a bad time to buy an iPhone 8 Plus, but you may want to wait the last few weeks leading up to September. It really just depends on how long you’re willing to wait for the used price to drop even further.
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Buying a used iPhone 8 Plus is, without a doubt, the best way to get a newish device at a fraction of the new retail price. Swappa makes this process easier by putting you in touch directly with sellers, giving you a huge selection of used tech to choose from. Whatever the storage size, color, or condition, the perfect iPhone 8 Plus is just a few clicks away.
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