3g Iphone, June and Ebay! What will happen?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by preguntonontrac, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. preguntonontrac macrumors 6502

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    Ok, lets suppose a new 3g Iphone is comming in june (just suppose).

    Currently people are selling for a lot more the current iphones in ebay. Lets suppose in june they announce a new 3g iphone. Based on experience and logic, what you will think will these ebay sellers do? for example they will drop their price by half in the announcement even before they ship or prices will be dropped after the new iphones available date or any other thing you wanna post about this no necessary about prices. Any way out even if they lie or try to trick buyers you my think (leave scammers without phones out).
     
  2. BongoBanger macrumors 68000

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    I thought eBay had largely turned out to be a non-event as far as iPhone sales at launch went? Suspect this will be the same.
     
  3. chrisparr macrumors regular

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    Some wont do anything, some may drop their prices slightly, others will just claim their current stock is 3G stock and then Firewall when people complain (if they realise).

    I'm sure people have bought phones from ebay without a problem, but I would never buy a mobile from there. You just have to look at the auctions; most have IDs set to private (or whatever the Ebay term is) - what have they got to hide?, and you see tonns of sellers that have very low ratings, or are newbies. If they do have a rating, when digging deeper you will find that it is built up by two users buying and selling to each other (usually the same user).

    As I say, I'm sure there are some good genuine mobile sellers on EBay, but I can't be bothered will the hassle of searching for them amongst all the shady ones.

    Before I get flamed by any sellers on here, it's just my opinion and I'm not interested in arguing about it.

    C
     
  4. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    I sell unlocked iPhones on ebay, and ship them worldwide.

    The profit isn't that great as it seems, but the demand is EXTREMELY high.

    For example.

    16GB iPhone: $540 (tax)
    ebay fees: $20 ish
    paypal fees: $20 ish

    That's about $580 it costs me, and i sell the iPhones from $590 - $640 on average.


    The ebay turn out when the first iphone was released was extremely successful, as people would buy iphones for $1500.


    iPhone 2 will be the same.
    But if its just the current iPhone with 3g, then it still will be in high demand, but not much.
     

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