Argh, resellers. Can't wait for replenished stock...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lawlbringer, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. lawlbringer macrumors regular

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    Really frustrated at the lack of stock so early on, and the seemingly endless supply for resellers. As of today, I saw some people asking for as much as $1200 for a 16gb iPhone 5... LOL. One guy was like "I'll add in an Otterbox Defender premium case for only $100 more!"

    I actually was willing to deal with one guy yesterday that I was going to pay $750($100 over retail) because I was being impatient and impulsive. I told him "I'm already paying too much, so you win." We agreed to meet in broad daylight in a busy area... So what's the guy do not long after? "Oh, I have an emergency...can't meet you today."

    Next day, same dude, asking for $800 firm. Go figure.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Figures.
    Most likely someone will pay it or if he gets stuck with it for a little longer he will be calling you back.
     
  3. thadoggfather Suspended

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    They're not that hard to get. Work harder to make it happen without paying out the arse.

    Got one for everyone in my family (4, including myself).

    I had a black that had annoying earpiece hiss, returned and reserved overnight a white, and it had issues so they did a retail swap on it.

    All together, gotten my hands on 7 retail boxed iPhone5's.
     
  4. lawlbringer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Through where, Apple's site?

    I've been calling every morning at multiple Apples stores and Radioshack's...no dice.
     
  5. Preed08 macrumors regular

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    I scored a 32 for $650 unopened, wasn't easy though
     
  6. thadoggfather Suspended

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    Yep Apple reservation system.

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    That's fantastic.
     
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Just order it online and wait for it. I would rather wait than deal with people trying to make a quick buck reselling iPhones.
     
  8. MuddyPaws1 macrumors 6502

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    All the issues and returns have everything in short supply. The wife sold her's on ebay for 850. I was shocked because of all the talk of the high volume of phones. But since all of the problems that popped up it put them back in short supply I think.
     
  9. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    ^^

    This.

    I'm fortunate enough to have a dedicated Apple rep, and get my products ordered on launch day and delivered a day early. If this wasn't the case, I would order and wait. I sure wouldn't pay these damn rip-off jerks one cent.
     
  10. AFDoc macrumors 68030

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    I got a black 32g coming in tmr I'll sell to you for 1k, LMK. ;)
     
  11. BENJMNS macrumors 6502

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    It's not worth paying over retail in any way shape or form
     
  12. aleni macrumors 68020

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    i bought my iPhone 5 (64GB white) from a scalper for $1200. it's worth it :D
     
  13. snook911 macrumors 6502a

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    Don't pay more then retail if your in the US. Just order it from Apple.com and wait it out. I put mine up on ebay for $1,150 but I am not looking to sell it to someone in the US. I would think somewhere the iPhone has not been released yet might pay that much though.
     
  14. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

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    Ouch
     
  15. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If you want mine for $1200, I will gladly sell you mine.
     
  16. kthnxshwn macrumors regular

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    Just check after 10PM EST/1AM EST on Apple's site to see if you can reserve one at an Apple Store for pick up. I did it last Tuesday and got it the same day.
     
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  18. dfinecy macrumors regular

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    I bought my first car eight years ago for less than that (it was only $1000) :D
     
  19. Mac7 macrumors 6502a

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  20. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    i have a 4S and my wife has the 5

    trust me, it's not that big of an upgrade. only reason i'm probably going to buy one is that i want everyone on my family account to have the same contract start and end times. not split up like now
     
  21. lawlbringer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do you have to be upgrade eligible for that? I'm not, and it won't let me proceed unless I am or open another account. :(
     
  22. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Same here.
    I try to use it to get one full price but since I'm not due for an upgrade it won't let me go any further.
    Sucks.
     
  23. creed16 macrumors member

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    My local AT&T has the 64's a plenty. Seems no one is interested in that model
     
  24. thadoggfather Suspended

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    seems to be that way.

    I can't access it anymore either since I used my upgrade to get the iPhone 5 that's right next to me.
     

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