I was looking to get a new phone to replace my Nokia 5.4 (it really can't handle my day to day tasks), I normally buy cheap budget phones in the $300 dollar range, but at that price they tend to break after about a year of use compared to flagships where I was getting 3 or 4 years before they break on me.
I was looking at getting either the Pixel 8/Pro because I really value that stock/vanilla android experience, but I held back due to the price. I heard Pixels generally lose about 1/3 of their value after a month? I see Office Works and Telstra are willing to do about $400 off the Pro for the Black Friday sales, that's not quite a 1/3 off, but that price seems really tempting, especially if I'm only paying an extra $70 or $80 off for the 256gb version. Good time to jump for it and buy it outright? Or is it better to wait another month or two for a lower price? Or do you think I'm more likely to get worked over by inflation? I'm not desperate for a new phone, but I do need to replace my current one soon since it's freezing, and just moving like molasses in general, I would also lean towards considering myself a power user when it comes to phones. Or is there a comparable phone+deal that I should consider instead (I know the tensor chips are underpowered for the price)?
EDIT: Okay, I bought the Pixel 8 Pro in that beautiful Bay Blue with 256gb of storage, now it's time to play the waiting game.