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Old Oct 27, 2013, 01:14 PM   #1
sawtooth420
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buying unlocked iphone 5s or 5c not from apple store

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I need to buy an unlocked and contract free iphone 5s but i can't order it from the apple on line store because i'm using an international credit card without US billing address and it's not accepted (even if the phone will be shipped to my brother that lives in NY and will bring it to me in EU during his trip in the next 10 days).
Do you know any other stores where i can buy?
I looked at amazon but it sells through other sellers and most of the times have mixed reviews that i don't trust a lot.
Thank is advance
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Old Oct 27, 2013, 01:35 PM   #2
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have your brother buy it
pay him back
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Old Oct 27, 2013, 01:45 PM   #3
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have your brother buy it
pay him back
not that easy, he's a student...i tried sending him the money with paypal but it takes 30$ plus a low change euro-dollar.
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Old Oct 27, 2013, 02:47 PM   #4
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I'm not sure if Apple gift cards can by used internationally. If so, buy an Apple gift card using your credit card for the amount of an unlocked iPhone and give your brother the gift card number to use to purchase in the retail store.

You will have to do some research to verify they can be used internationally.
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Old Oct 27, 2013, 04:07 PM   #5
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Well the best way is buy it from ebay! Or pay the $30 extra charge to paypal!
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Old Oct 28, 2013, 09:12 AM   #6
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Hi
I need to buy an unlocked and contract free iphone 5s but i can't order it from the apple on line store because i'm using an international credit card without US billing address and it's not accepted (even if the phone will be shipped to my brother that lives in NY and will bring it to me in EU during his trip in the next 10 days).
Do you know any other stores where i can buy?
I looked at amazon but it sells through other sellers and most of the times have mixed reviews that i don't trust a lot.
Thank is advance
Western Union him the money or send him a check.
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Old Oct 28, 2013, 09:27 AM   #7
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I ordered my 5s through the US Apple store using a British Visa card, I used my friends address in Ohio as the billing and delivery address! The order went through without any problems and I'm typing this on my phone right now!
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Old Oct 28, 2013, 09:28 AM   #8
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I ordered my 5s through the US Apple store using a British Visa card, I used my friends address in Ohio as the billing and delivery address! The order went through without any problems and I'm typing this on my phone right now!
That.
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