800 5s already on Ebay Mere Hours After Launch

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  1. Velin, Sep 20, 2013
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  2. Krissypantz2828 macrumors 6502a

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    That is crazy! Whoever will spend $1000 on a phone rather than waiting is just plain crazy.
     
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  5. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I hate the scalper mentality...It screws up the production and stock transit, and benefits only a handful of people who are prepared to pay these insane prices...Here is the UK version:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_t....Xiphone+5S&_nkw=iphone+5S&_sacat=0&_from=R40

    I doubt they can ever really be stopped, but what happened to patience? I have my Gold 5S on order...okay, it's going to take a little longer to rock up, but £1000.00 for the same 32GB model that I just paid £524.00 for? Double the money just for so called kudos?

    Nuts.:mad:

    Rant Over
     
  6. Velin thread starter macrumors 65816

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    They send out massive teams of sellers. Wait in line early, buy phones, load up car, return to store and keep buying. Then ship everything for next-day delivery.
     
  7. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    They will sell though. For a lot of people their time is more important than money, and that is why people can do this.
     
  8. mactumors macrumors 6502

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    Doesn't really bother me. If there are rich people who want to pay to have their iPhone NOW and don't want to wait in line, then why shouldn't somebody provide that service for them and make a buck?
     
  9. octatonic macrumors regular

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    Go to completed listings & filter for $1000 and above.
    Seriously, people are crazy.
     
  10. Shrink macrumors G3

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  11. Velin thread starter macrumors 65816

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    If you're looking for gold iPhone, here they are. $1200 per phone on average.
     
  12. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    ...scalpers

    suckers every 10 seconds. Calculated from my statistical analysis where numbers are made up at the spot.
     
  13. mackinmike macrumors 6502

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    this happens on every release. opportunists .sigh
     
  14. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    Who? The same people who ordered an iPhone 5S from Verizon and ATT, then went to stand in line for 8 hours...all just to get one phone and return the rest when they arrived.

    Welcome to the "now" mentality.
     
  15. Macalway macrumors 68020

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    The rich are different. There are quite a few of them also

    I know people who if they ran out of gas they would just leave the car and might just forget about it. They forget how many houses and apts they have!

    It probably is not all that healthy :D
     
  16. eelw macrumors 6502a

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    But I wonder how many scalpers will get scammed with charge backs?
     
  17. Simplyiphone macrumors newbie

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    People around my area on craigslist are asking anywhere from 800-1200 for 16gb sprint iphone 5s... Which is crazy
     
  18. HenryDJP macrumors 603

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    What do mean by a scalper getting a chargeback?

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    I really don't see why you guys think this is crazy. It's difficult to get an iPhone 5S right now. Like people have said earlier there are richer people that do not want their time wasted. Can't blame resellers, it's a business for them too.

    One another note, care to explain why your forum name is SimplyiPhone, you have a GS4 in your sig and you're here on this forum?:confused:
     
  19. 617aircav Suspended

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    The risk of chargebacks applies to all ebay sales, a chargeback is not that easy to file without reason.
     
  20. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I don't have a problem with either. That said, there is no way I'd every buy a phone for that kind of money.
     
  21. Velin thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Saving this for the history books.

    Currently over 2000 listings of iPhone 5s, multiple sizes

    Space grey, ~ $850, more if larger GB
    Silver, ~ $1000, more for larger GB
    Gold, ~ $1200, 64 GB model ~$1500 to $2000

    Highest completed auctions, gold 64 iPhones at approximately $2000

    I encourage others to check my cursory analysis.
     
  22. vmaniqui macrumors 6502a

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    this is even crazy.... iphone 5s gold sold for $1,330. lucky seller.
     

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  24. Velin thread starter macrumors 65816

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  25. vmaniqui macrumors 6502a

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    lucky you. you can just wait a month and get another one and you're still ahead by about $1000 (give or take). :)
     

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