iPhone 4s – the upgrade

Nice chap in the O2 store in Manchester on Saturday.
Basically explains the following:
1.         my next free upgrade is due end of January
2.         I can “fast track” my upgrade NOW if I pay £245.00
3.         I can buy a 64Gb 4S NOW on the same tariff for £145.00
4.         They will pay me £280.00 for my old phone
Net effect – I am £110.00 DOWN.
I wait until 1st February and
1.         They will pay me £280.00 for my old phone
2.         I can upgrade free
3.         The new phone will cost £145.00
Net effect – I am £135.00 UP.
So – for a 15-week wait – I am £245 better off.
Which means that O2 are paying me £16.33 a week to NOT do business with them.
Is it me?


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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.