Any idea for me to buy 5s with this price?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iphone5s2013, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. iphone5s2013 macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2013
    Any idea for me to buy 5s 16G with this price:

    $649 + $51.92 (tax) + $21.02 (money transfer fee) + $70 (ship fee) = $791.94

    Is it normal?

  2. sundog925 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 19, 2011
  3. dazedxar macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2013
    Bay Area, California
    $70 shipping? Where is the seller shipping from? Mars?
  4. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
  5. iphone5s2013 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2013
    mcdj, dazedxar: the forwarder service gives me that price.
    I am not in US.
  6. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013
    $21.02 (money transfer fee) + $70 (ship fee)

    Are you wiring them money? $70 to ship?

    Where do you live?
  7. redlinux macrumors regular


    Sep 25, 2013
    Something tells me this transaction is over paypal. They charge you for a huge chunk when transferring from your CC (as one of your source of funds) to another paypal member (specially if there is a change in currency like USD to any monetary unit and vice versa). Hence, the "money transfer fee".

    Can you give us the website that you're planning to buy this phone from? And the country that you're from?
  8. scotrinaf macrumors 6502

    Oct 6, 2013
    Blountville, TN
    Buy from eBay, you are overpaying, and likely never going to receive the phone...
  9. iphone5s2013 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2013
    the forwarder service has no website, face to face for getting the money, then they buy from ,

    I am in Laos,
  10. redlinux macrumors regular


    Sep 25, 2013
    Okay so they get your money first and then they buy it for you. I wouldn't feel too comfy with this process if I were you. Then again, I don't know these people so just be careful about what you're planning to do. ~$800 is hard to come buy these days.

    How about if you buy from Top Rated sellers in eBay with International shipping? Or any trusted 3rd party online stores from your country that sells the 5S?
  11. Xerotech macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2011
    I would definitely use eBay. They got amazing buyer protection and side with the buyer 99% of the time. This'll save you a huge headache.

    The price you pay is what you get. Don't pick those low-feed back shady sellers though.
  12. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816


    Sep 5, 2012
    San Francisco Bay Area, California
    People - read the OP's post - he lives in LAOS. You can tell him to buy on eBay but how many people will ship to Laos? None. In fact most members of this forum tell people selling iPhones on eBay NOT to ship internationally.

    OP - if a buying service is your only or cheapest choice, then it is what it is. Better than paying $1,000+ for a 16GB Gold iPhone like some of the clowns on eBay.

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