Time for a mobile phone upgrade



  • @scottalanmiller said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    For something like a phone, Mexico and Panama are generally the best options for Americans due to their large supply chains that are generally disassociated from our own. Canadian supply chains tend to be "filtered" out of American ones - Canadians get just "less" than we get in the US, at higher prices.

    How can the best option involve wasting time to potentially drive for days to buy a cell phone for less than the gas it costs to get it?



  • @Obsolesce said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    How can the best option involve wasting time to potentially drive for days to buy a cell phone for less than the gas it costs to get it?

    Well a flight can be like $50. You normally combine purchases. Need some medicine, for example, it only takes a small prescription to pay for a flight down, a few nights there, time on the beach, etc.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    @Obsolesce said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    How can the best option involve wasting time to potentially drive for days to buy a cell phone for less than the gas it costs to get it?

    Well a flight can be like $50. You normally combine purchases. Need some medicine, for example, it only takes a small prescription to pay for a flight down, a few nights there, time on the beach, etc.

    Unfortunately in the real world, not everyone is a quick $50 flight to Mexico or even further down. I'd say most. And most may not want to also buy their prescriptions there either.

    I'd say while it could be the best option for you to get all of your cell phones from Mexico, it's not for most.



  • @Obsolesce said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    @scottalanmiller said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    @Obsolesce said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    How can the best option involve wasting time to potentially drive for days to buy a cell phone for less than the gas it costs to get it?

    Well a flight can be like $50. You normally combine purchases. Need some medicine, for example, it only takes a small prescription to pay for a flight down, a few nights there, time on the beach, etc.

    Unfortunately in the real world, not everyone is a quick $50 flight to Mexico or even further down. I'd say most. And most may not want to also buy their prescriptions there either.

    I'd say while it could be the best option for you to get all of your cell phones from Mexico, it's not for most.

    Exactly - a flight to anywhere in TX for me costs $350 to start.



  • @Obsolesce said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    Unfortunately in the real world, not everyone is a quick $50 flight to Mexico or even further down. I'd say most. And most may not want to also buy their prescriptions there either.

    Just because they "dont' want to" has nothing to do with it. What one CAN do is not affected by what one wants. If people prefer to waste money, of course they are free to do so, doesn't change their options, though. And much of the US is a cheap flight away from cheap locations, they just choose to generally ignore the cheap options. Not everyone has them, but way, way more people than you'd think.



  • @Dashrender said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    @Obsolesce said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    @scottalanmiller said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    @Obsolesce said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    How can the best option involve wasting time to potentially drive for days to buy a cell phone for less than the gas it costs to get it?

    Well a flight can be like $50. You normally combine purchases. Need some medicine, for example, it only takes a small prescription to pay for a flight down, a few nights there, time on the beach, etc.

    Unfortunately in the real world, not everyone is a quick $50 flight to Mexico or even further down. I'd say most. And most may not want to also buy their prescriptions there either.

    I'd say while it could be the best option for you to get all of your cell phones from Mexico, it's not for most.

    Exactly - a flight to anywhere in TX for me costs $350 to start.

    You aren't "most" by any stretch, though. Most of the US lives in a few, giant metro areas. Most of which have super cleap flights.



  • @Obsolesce said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    I'd say while it could be the best option for you to get all of your cell phones from Mexico, it's not for most.

    You seem to be trying to argue a point that wasn't made. The discussion that prompted talk of Mexico was how to get phones not available in the US that people wanted. So by definition, if they want them and can't get them in the US, regardless of the cost of going there, it's the cheapest option. No one suggests getting phones in Mexico just to get them, but that's the point you seem to be arguing against. In the given discussion, the US isn't an option, and Canada is almost always much more expensive.

    So your statements don't relate to the conversation being had.



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  • @scottalanmiller said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    @Obsolesce said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    I'd say while it could be the best option for you to get all of your cell phones from Mexico, it's not for most.

    You seem to be trying to argue a point that wasn't made. The discussion that prompted talk of Mexico was how to get phones not available in the US that people wanted. So by definition, if they want them and can't get them in the US, regardless of the cost of going there, it's the cheapest option. No one suggests getting phones in Mexico just to get them, but that's the point you seem to be arguing against. In the given discussion, the US isn't an option, and Canada is almost always much more expensive.

    So your statements don't relate to the conversation being had.

    Ah, my misunderstanding.



  • @Obsolesce said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    @scottalanmiller said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    @Obsolesce said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    I'd say while it could be the best option for you to get all of your cell phones from Mexico, it's not for most.

    You seem to be trying to argue a point that wasn't made. The discussion that prompted talk of Mexico was how to get phones not available in the US that people wanted. So by definition, if they want them and can't get them in the US, regardless of the cost of going there, it's the cheapest option. No one suggests getting phones in Mexico just to get them, but that's the point you seem to be arguing against. In the given discussion, the US isn't an option, and Canada is almost always much more expensive.

    So your statements don't relate to the conversation being had.

    Ah, my misunderstanding.

    I would agree that just trying to save a buck by buying a phone in Mexico wouldn't make sense. Even if you live an hour from the border. It's unique phones, often that are also relatively cheap, that are just about impossible to source in the US that prompts getting them while traveling.



  • Now if you are like me and have easy access to those markets, sometimes I can casually get phones there that are hard to get here.



  • @Dashrender said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    @Obsolesce said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    @scottalanmiller said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    @Obsolesce said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    How can the best option involve wasting time to potentially drive for days to buy a cell phone for less than the gas it costs to get it?

    Well a flight can be like $50. You normally combine purchases. Need some medicine, for example, it only takes a small prescription to pay for a flight down, a few nights there, time on the beach, etc.

    Unfortunately in the real world, not everyone is a quick $50 flight to Mexico or even further down. I'd say most. And most may not want to also buy their prescriptions there either.

    I'd say while it could be the best option for you to get all of your cell phones from Mexico, it's not for most.

    Exactly - a flight to anywhere in TX for me costs $350 to start.

    Hey same.. weird it's like we live within 50 miles of each other or something. .



  • @WrCombs said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    @Dashrender said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    @Obsolesce said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    @scottalanmiller said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    @Obsolesce said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    How can the best option involve wasting time to potentially drive for days to buy a cell phone for less than the gas it costs to get it?

    Well a flight can be like $50. You normally combine purchases. Need some medicine, for example, it only takes a small prescription to pay for a flight down, a few nights there, time on the beach, etc.

    Unfortunately in the real world, not everyone is a quick $50 flight to Mexico or even further down. I'd say most. And most may not want to also buy their prescriptions there either.

    I'd say while it could be the best option for you to get all of your cell phones from Mexico, it's not for most.

    Exactly - a flight to anywhere in TX for me costs $350 to start.

    Hey same.. weird it's like we live within 50 miles of each other or something. .

    I'll be in Mexico this weekend - what ya need? 😛



  • @Dashrender said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    @WrCombs said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    @Dashrender said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    @Obsolesce said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    @scottalanmiller said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    @Obsolesce said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    How can the best option involve wasting time to potentially drive for days to buy a cell phone for less than the gas it costs to get it?

    Well a flight can be like $50. You normally combine purchases. Need some medicine, for example, it only takes a small prescription to pay for a flight down, a few nights there, time on the beach, etc.

    Unfortunately in the real world, not everyone is a quick $50 flight to Mexico or even further down. I'd say most. And most may not want to also buy their prescriptions there either.

    I'd say while it could be the best option for you to get all of your cell phones from Mexico, it's not for most.

    Exactly - a flight to anywhere in TX for me costs $350 to start.

    Hey same.. weird it's like we live within 50 miles of each other or something. .

    I'll be in Mexico this weekend - what ya need? 😛

    haha yeah I remember-



  • @Dashrender said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    @WrCombs said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    @Dashrender said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    @Obsolesce said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    @scottalanmiller said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    @Obsolesce said in Time for a mobile phone upgrade:

    How can the best option involve wasting time to potentially drive for days to buy a cell phone for less than the gas it costs to get it?

    Well a flight can be like $50. You normally combine purchases. Need some medicine, for example, it only takes a small prescription to pay for a flight down, a few nights there, time on the beach, etc.

    Unfortunately in the real world, not everyone is a quick $50 flight to Mexico or even further down. I'd say most. And most may not want to also buy their prescriptions there either.

    I'd say while it could be the best option for you to get all of your cell phones from Mexico, it's not for most.

    Exactly - a flight to anywhere in TX for me costs $350 to start.

    Hey same.. weird it's like we live within 50 miles of each other or something. .

    I'll be in Mexico this weekend - what ya need? 😛

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