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Replying to:  Anyone know of cell phones that may INCREASE in value? by britsmarie   Oct 28, 2009, 1:11 PM

Re: Anyone know of cell phones that may INCREASE in value?

by ecycled    Oct 29, 2009, 4:18 PM

My guesses: Motorola Aura, Iphone 2G 4GB...reasoning below. ... »

This poster is saying what I was thinking and a cominbation of Drunks response as well. Collectible phone conditions are unknown. Vertu will increase because of the materials used: gold, diamond, etc.

You have to determine what will cause it to increase in value.

For example look at the car market: desirability, rarity, story. I would say "condition" but it is actually not that big of a deal if everything else is top notch for a car. Think of an untouched 1910 duesenberg, multi-million dollar car. Another example is comic books/action figures: desirability, condition(does matter here), rarity, story (check out the original GI Joe it was called Action Man in Europe made for only a short time in 1969 in the 12 inch variety, all 3 desirability, rarity, story, condition).

desirability, rarity, story for a phone... if I may offer another possible phone. Iphone 2G 4 GB version, very limited supply and was pulled within 1 month of being on the market.

Most old phones do not become collectible in terms of monetary value, but more in the historical sense. This means that a phone will be collectable in a long time when the number of phones is so small they are considered rare in any capacity: Analog, GSM, CDMA whatever. Think vases, super old worth MONEY!, the one at big lots that does the same thing $5.

Unless you can find a sentimental value, phones are decreasing, period.

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