I’ll swap you my three-bedroom house for that iPhone 6

We realize that Detroit residents have been a bit stressed out in recent years, what with the fact that their entire city is bankrupt.

But this latest dispatch from The Motor City suggests things there are even more insane than the rest of us suspected.

From Fox news comes the story of a homeowner who’s clearly entered the Steve Jobs-inspired Reality Distortion Field.


This east side house in Detroit is definitely for sale. But after months and months on the market and a few price drops, the homeowner isn’t after your money.
“It’s a real listing,” said realtor Larry Else. “My client is overseas and he told me he would be willing to trade the properly for an iPhone 6. It sounds to me like he wants the (iPhone 6+) version, but I think he’s willing to negotiate.”
The seller will even swap the house for a 32-gigabyte iPad.

We’ve heard of Apple fanboys doing crazy things (“Let’s get in line now for the new iPhone that comes out a week from Thursday!”).

But this takes the iCake.

The three-bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom brick colonial on Britain and Laing is a real fixer-upper. But it does have “gems” as Zillow.com mentions, including a finished basement, a plush garden and city views from the upper deck. The bungalow was listed for $5,000 but recently dropped to $3,000 or the latest and greatest in Apple technology.
“It needs to be torn down,” said Ameir Walker, who lives nearby.

Hmmm. Let’s see now. For the price of an iPhone 6 ($199.99 with a two-year contract) I could buy a house worth $3,000, but I’d have to spend at least that much to have the thing torn down. In which case, I’d be left with an empty lot worth, given Detroit’s dire straits, probably close to $199.99.

But with no contract attached.

Such a deal.


Photo of new model iPhones by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images



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