The Surprisingly Easy Guide To Saving Up for the iPhone 6
The iPhone 6 is due to be released over the next couple of months (although no-one actually knows when), and you’re probably very excited. So excited, in fact, that you’re planning to splash out over £500 to buy one.
Unfortunately, you…erm, don’t actually have £500. But don’t let a little thing like that get you down, our fellow gadget addict – just use some of the methods in this guide and you’ll have enough to buy your own iPhone 6 in no time!
Sell your current iPhone
The obvious one. Sell your iPhone 5 with musicMagpie (or your 4s, or whatever you’re using) and you’ll be well on your way to hitting that magic £500 mark.
Cut out the booze
The average Brit drinks 11.5 units of alcohol a week, which works out to roughly 6 pints of lager or glasses of wine.
Depending on where you live, this amounts to about £21 – that means cutting alcohol out between now and the iPhone’s expected launch date in October will save you about £168. And let’s be honest: a lot of us probably drink more than £21 a week anyway!
Don’t use your card; use cash instead
This little psychological trick might help you spend less.
Buying stuff on your card is easy. Somehow, spending on your card feels like less of a transaction, whereas handing over a bunch of tenners can feel slightly daunting. Hence, when we use our cards, we can end up spending more.
So, from now until the iPhone 6 is released, don’t use your card for anything and pay using cash instead – you might be surprised how much you save.
Listen to music
Are you the person who bores all your friends with highly-opinionated tirades on music? Or do you just fancy getting paid for listening to new bands?
Well, good news: now you can. Slicethepie is a website that pays people to listen to unsigned bands and offer their opinion. You get paid based on the length and quality of your review, as well as how well it fits with the general consensus (so you can’t get away with writing ‘1 star, rubbish, lolz’ for every track you’re presented with).
Admittedly, it’ll take you a while to make the £500 for an iPhone, but it’s a nice little earner on the side.
We live in a society where we’re encouraged to buy loads of stuff (case in point: a new iPhone). While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it does mean that a lot of us have a lot of stuff that we don’t actually need.
Luckily, that stuff you don’t need is probably worth some money. And what do you know? You’re on a website where you can sell it! If you’ve got CDs, DVDs, Games, Clothes or Electronics you aren’t using any more, see how much you can get for them on musicMagpie…then spend the cash on your shiny new iPhone.
Make the most of free stuff
Even though the cost of living is going up, there’s actually more free stuff than ever. Gaming-wise, our phones are portals to thousands of fun experiences that don’t cost a penny (unless you develop a serious addiction that culminates in you spending thousands of pounds on trophies and other useless trinkets like this guy).
If you love movies and music, you can pick up a free trial to something like Netflix or Spotify. While you do have to register your card details, you can cancel after a month of free movies and music. Excellent!
Are you planning on buying the iPhone 6? How are you planning to save for it? Let us know in the comments!