How do you make a brand-new phone cheaper? Sell your old one.
With nearly every wireless carrier now using device payment plans, you may not have as many old phones sitting in a drawer, but most trade-in websites now accept tablets, fitness trackers, and smartwatches.
To help with the cost of upgrading to the latest and greatest tech, take advantage of websites that will offer you cold hard cash in exchange for your electronics. The prices offered are usually a little lower than what you could directly sell the device for on the likes of Swappa or Craigslist, but you don't have to deal with the hassle of negotiating a price, paying for shipping, or the fees some services charge.