Looking for the iPhone 4S at a great price? How does a wallet weeping £1,350.96 or £899 grab you?

5 September 2012

So, the 12th September is finally the day when we will all learn Apple's masterful plan to add an extra megapixel to their next line of iPhones and wipe out all existing peripheral functionality for the current model. With that in mind I guess we can expect a couple of quid off of the price of some soon to be archaic Apple tech? Well, if that is what you are hoping for, you better skip past the Freemans.com site and look elsewhere.

Freemans Plc are a company that was founded over 100 years ago in 1905. It was sold by Sears (Miss Selfridge, Wallis etc) in 1997 and bought alongside Grattan by the Otto Group in 1999. When we want to learn a little bit more about a retailer we really ought to read their 'About Us' gumpf. The first line from the Freemans.com  'About Us' page looks very promising...

Who are Freemans?

Freemans offers you the latest looks at affordable prices.

Affordable prices? You cannot try and tell us you are affordable when you advertise the lowest spec iPhone 4S for £899. That is a staggering £400 over the current selling price on the Apple Store. Maybe they mean it would be affordable if you were to open up a credit account and make manageable weekly repayments? Oh. Maybe they don't. Check out their example - £8.86 a week over 156 weeks gives you a total payable price of £1,350.96. By the time you have finished paying this off in 2015, you will probably be wanting to purchase the iPhone 8. We dread to think how much that is likely to cost.

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Don't get us wrong, we appreciate entirely that it is ultimately up to us if we want to pay WAY over the odds for a bit of tech that we couldnt afford outright or want to stretch payments out making it an incredibly expensive purchase. What is it that they say about a fool and his money?

[thanks to HUKD member insofly for the tip-off]


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