Saboth wrote on Nov 12, 2018, 14:48:
Soon, phone insurance is going to be more expensive than your car insurance.
People feel a real need to show they have the latest tech and are therefore "better than you", no matter the cost.
Well, it’s the same reason you see $4000 rims on a $1200 car. People who can’t live the high life will do what they can to fool themselves into thinking that they’re on their way to it. They know they’re stuck in shitty housing with a dead end job and no opportunities to actually improve their situation, but if they buy something new and fancy, then when they’re using it, their situation is more tolerable because they’re using the best thing of its kind.
As for the phone being pricier than a Quite Nice Desktop, most people have little interest in that. They don’t know what to do with the damn thing, but they can play candy crush on an UNFOLDED PHONE. A nice gaming PC seems as useful to most people as the nicest running shoes are to Lieutenant Dan.