Apple’s victory over Samsung in court affecting resale prices of Android devices

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by dgstorm, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. dgstorm
    Offline

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2011
    Messages:
    302
    Thanks Received:
    58
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +61 / 0
    [​IMG]

    Apple has just been awarded victory in its court wars with Samsung and thus received the massive amount of $1.05 billion in damages to compensate for patent infringements. The question remains, is the overthrow going to affect how users feel about their Android gadgets? Apparently it does.

    Marketwatch website was amongst the first to notice that top electronics reseller Gazelle.com is experiencing a 50% increase of people willing to trade their Samsung branded devices, following Apple’s victory in court last week. The resale prices are falling abruptly, as a consequence, of course.

    “Consumers seem to be jumping ship. We expect this trend to continue, especially with this latest verdict,†commented Gazelle’s chief gadget officer, Anthony Scarsella.

    Historically speaking though, Android products have never fared well in holding its value when considered for resale. Take the Samsung Galaxy S II – the device can be acquired for just $90 on NextWorth.com while an iPhone 4S is still worth a decent $300. Even the latest Samsung Galaxy S III can be bought for $260 which is still less than an iPhone 4S.

    As a result of their victory, Apple is expected to stigmatize a host of Samsung devices and get them banned in the United States. Such a move could help increase the prices of some Android devices destined for reselling, as Samsung is probably going to make drastic changes with the next generation of its products to stay out of court in the near future, thus awarding some Samsung gadgets the status of relics.

    By Radu

    Source: Apple win whacks Android resale prices - MarketWatch
  2. Poisonivy
    Offline

    Poisonivy Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2011
    Messages:
    3,691
    Thanks Received:
    223
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    UK
    Ratings:
    +223 / 0
    i had the Samsung Galaxy s and only had it 7 months,i got just over a quarter of what i paid when i sold it and that was a while ago now.
  3. AQ_OC
    Offline

    AQ_OC Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,418
    Thanks Received:
    430
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    SC
    Ratings:
    +430 / 0
    I would not mind a S3 for cheap!!
  4. beesy
    Offline

    beesy iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2011
    Messages:
    17
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    california
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    Samsung Is Awesome

    I really like apple products, but I also like samsung, I am tired of apple's high prices on their products. Samsung has outdone apple on their galaxy s3 and galaxy note 2, as well as the galaxy tab and note 10.1. I have an Ipad and in the past an iphone but the samsung galaxy s3 is super nice! Much better than any Iphone, the galaxy tab and note is as a good or better product than my ipad. so I give a thumbs up :thumbs: to samsung for being competitive and better than apple, one more thing apple is a prideful company that has taken american jobs and shipped them to a foreign land to save on taxes, how terrible! I will continue to support samsung, who is rising higher than apple and will eventually dominate the android and apple market....
    • Like Like x 1
  5. GoPackGo
    Offline

    GoPackGo iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2011
    Messages:
    960
    Thanks Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    Ratings:
    +23 / 0
    Oh so you did end up selling it. I remember when you got it.

    I had my Galaxy for ... too long. My dad uses it now, but will get an iPhone when his breaks.
  6. Kaykaykay
    Offline

    Kaykaykay iPad Wizard

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,973
    Thanks Received:
    441
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +441 / 0
    Lol. I know what you mean.
  7. theTimo
    Offline

    theTimo iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2012
    Messages:
    61
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Cold House, Xibalba
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0
    Please, everyone remember that Apple releases a new device once a year. Whereas quite s few Android ones come out during the same time.

    So the huge choice for public makes the difference. This week you'll get a new phone from LG, next week from Samsung and from HTC the next. So the possible replacement for your phone is always there. That makes the resale prices low. I mean the iPhone 4S is the newest one now, though it's a yesteryears device.

    Sent from my SGS Classic using iPad Forums
    No more, no less...
  8. Poisonivy
    Offline

    Poisonivy Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2011
    Messages:
    3,691
    Thanks Received:
    223
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    UK
    Ratings:
    +223 / 0
    i was very disappointed at the resale price,thats the thing about iPhone,they hold their value so you don't feel you've been ripped off.
  9. skimonkey
    Offline

    skimonkey Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2011
    Messages:
    18,546
    Thanks Received:
    1,036
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Michigan. USA
    Ratings:
    +1,094 / 1
    Somehow I knew you'd be on this thread....can't wait for the iPhone 5!! :)
  10. Poisonivy
    Offline

    Poisonivy Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2011
    Messages:
    3,691
    Thanks Received:
    223
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    UK
    Ratings:
    +223 / 0
    i cant wait either,definitely going for white this time.
  11. theTimo
    Offline

    theTimo iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2012
    Messages:
    61
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Cold House, Xibalba
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0
    For comparison, today in Finland you'll need to pay 850€ for iPhone 4S and 660€ for SGS3. That's the reality. Old vs new device... That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. The hardware is multiple times more uptodate in the cheaper gadget.

    Sent from the iPad using iPF. No more, no less.
  12. Kaykaykay
    Offline

    Kaykaykay iPad Wizard

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,973
    Thanks Received:
    441
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +441 / 0
    If I were Apple, I'd have fun with this. Offer say $100 credit for every one of the offender Samsung phones as a trade-in for a new iPhone. Do a little business.

    Then make a little art. Take all the trade-in Samsung phones, melt them down or weld them into some kind of sculpture, maybe some free-form scales of justice. Name the piece something like "Thou shall not steal." Lol.
  13. HKWrite12
    Offline

    HKWrite12 iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2011
    Messages:
    1,043
    Thanks Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Oxford, MS
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0
    Like Tim said, it's about values. I really can't see apple doing anything about the millions of galaxies and samsungs already in circulation, but it will tighten the market and heat up Samsungs INVENTION department. No more INNOVATION. From a legal standpoint, apple may well mandate that the new productions be donated to our soldiers or something like that. Some hardware may be stripped but there is no need to waste 100s of 10000s of food products. The infringement is done, now it's time for Samsung to put on their dress blues and get to business.
  14. nickb67
    Offline

    nickb67 iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2012
    Messages:
    35
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    Toronto
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0
    I dont like the idea of Apple being the only tablet on the market (Its what they would like) as this will give them a total monopoly and they will be even more expensive! When apple release the 7inch model why dont the others sue apple for copying them! As an owner of both apple and android, I can tell you one isnt better then the other! certain things about android are way better than apple and vice versa, then more competition the better in my eyes,
    Apple makes great products but are becoming an evil empire!
    people are blindly apple fans, without daring to speak bad about things they do etc, I even had an apple friend insist apple make good headphones, (you heard how loud they bleed)
    so live and let live!
  15. GoPackGo
    Offline

    GoPackGo iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2011
    Messages:
    960
    Thanks Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    Ratings:
    +23 / 0
    Good choice! mine's white and I couldn't be happier with my choice. Just wish I had gone with the white iPad a few months earlier. :)
  16. Kaykaykay
    Offline

    Kaykaykay iPad Wizard

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,973
    Thanks Received:
    441
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +441 / 0
    I was joking. Lol.
  17. AQ_OC
    Offline

    AQ_OC Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,418
    Thanks Received:
    430
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    SC
    Ratings:
    +430 / 0
    Samsung does plenty of innovation. They just copied too much of the apple products. But they will change some things, as will google and group, and be right back in the game. And there will be plenty of non apple tablets. This will have an impact, but overall I think it will be for the better.
  18. HKWrite12
    Offline

    HKWrite12 iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2011
    Messages:
    1,043
    Thanks Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Oxford, MS
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0
    Innovation is when you change something that someone else invented, just for the record.
  19. Kaykaykay
    Offline

    Kaykaykay iPad Wizard

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,973
    Thanks Received:
    441
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +441 / 0
    Lol. Where did you get that? Innovating means creating something new. That can mean something entirely new, or something based on previously created.
  20. AdmiralAdama
    Offline

    AdmiralAdama Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2011
    Messages:
    9,533
    Thanks Received:
    594
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Near the Ionian Nebula, still searching for Earth
    Ratings:
    +600 / 0
    Yes.

    One of the best known innovation companies, is BASF. Here's a list of its trademarks.


    We make things better.™ BASF Corporation
    We make things stronger.™ BASF Corporation
    We make things brighter.™ BASF Corporation
    We make things faster.™ BASF Corporation
    We make things safer.™ BASF Corporation

    Proprietary rights is a murkier field in the commodities market. And make no mistake, that's all an iPhone, iPad, Galaxy, Nexus or Blackberry is. A commodity.

    AA

    Sent from my iPhone using iPF

Share This Page