How to get a deal on an iPhone

How to get a deal on an iPhone

The all new iPhone 5S and 5C are coming soon and that means there are deals to be had on previously loved iPhones.

Journalists take pictures of a new Apple iPhone handset with their cellphones during an Apple press conference in Beijing on September 11, 2013. (Photo: AFP/Getty)

(Photo: AFP/Getty)

While you may be considering buying either the new iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C—and who could blame you with features like touch ID fingerprinting and 8Mp camera—older models such as the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S are still reliable devices with loads of exciting features. Apple lovers on a budget can get their fix by buying one of these unlocked devices second-hand for a lot less money.

Since the new iPhone 5S and 5C were announced on Sept. 10, online classified website Kijiji has seen a 36% surge in search traffic related to iPhones, with Canada-wide daily searches jumping up to 32,633. Of the more than 29,000 iPhone ads currently on the site across the country, more than 9,000 of them for the iPhone 5. Similarly, Craigslist had more than 900 ads for the iPhone 5 in the GTA alone Wednesday. The average selling price for an iPhone 5 on Kijiji? $463 compared to the $600 price tag on the forthcoming iPhone 5C.