I will shortly be becoming a student, and in the process of getting ready to go to university, I have been recognising the tight restraints on student life. While finance is tight, there are definately ways to work to get the comforts and wants, that you desire.
For me, one of those wants, is a car, and I am carefully examining how I will be able to support it, while away and living off borrowed money. The car is often seen as a luxoury, that is not needed, and to that I agree, but I would like to point another luxoury that people choose, that is not needed in day to day life, which is the iPhone.
Now, don’t get me wrong, you can get an iPhone for a lot cheaper than the price to maintain a car, or you can get it for a lot more, but I think it puts things in perspective, how the price for relatively small seeming things is quite a percentage of the larger things. Similar to how road tax is only the cost of 2 or 3 tanks of petrol.
As of right now (03/05/2011), Orange sell the iPhone 4 for with 1200 Minutes and 500 texts, for £50 a month on an 18 months contract, but I know what I’m going to pick, and it wasnt designed in California.