I have been using iPhone 6 – 16GB for about an year or so and these days it often runs out of storage space as the latest IOS is filling up a lot of available space. On top of that, the apps store a lot of data so that i’m left with very few GB’s of space to store all Photos, Music and videos. Hence i decided to upgrade to iPhone 7 (Rose Gold) 32GB version.
Well, that all sounds good, but Rs.60,000 is an insane amount to think of buying one. At this point, my HDFC Diners Black credit card appeared like a God sent 🙂
Here’s how i Bought an iPhone 7 for Just Rs.21,700
Purchasing iPhone with HDFC Diners Black:
As you might know, Diners Club has an ongoing 10X promotion on Flipkart with which you can save upto 33% of the value as points which can then be redeemed for flights/recharges, etc. Read full review of Diners Black and its benefits here.
So i purchased iPhone 7 on Flipkart @ Rs.60,000 with Diners Black Card
Reward points Earned: 19,800 = Rs.19,800 (worth)
Using the points might be tricky for most people, but if you travel often or have bulk Mobile/Broadband bills, its easy to burn the points. Worst case, consider that your new iPhone gave you ~7 Free Domestic Flight tickets (19800/3000 = 6.6) and plan that never-happened trip now 🙂
Selling iPhone 6 on Cashify:
Now its time to sell the old mobile as i’ve nothing to do with it. One of my friend introduced me to Cashify, which solves this part. Cashify is a service (an iPhone app) that pays for your used mobiles.
Just download the app, follow the testing procedure and it displays how much they can pay for your old mobile. They will visit your home, pick the mobile and give you cash.
My old iPhone 6 is valued at: Rs.18,500
So the effective cost of my New iPhone 7 after selling my old iPhone is,
= Rs.60,000 – Rs. 19,800 – Rs. 18,500
And that is how i was able to buy the expensive iPhone at an inexpensive price. Simply put, upgrading your iPhone to the latest version at one third of its cost is nice thing. Isn’t it?
Infact, you could even save more by using cashback sites.
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