Best place to buy a new 64GB iPhone 5S?

neoelectronaut

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I've been thinking of upgrading to the iPhone 5S recently, but I really would like to have 64GB of internal storage. Does anyone sell the iPhone 5S in 64GB these days?
 

CNeufeld

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Buy a dead 5s off eBay or Craigslist, then go to Apple and get an out of warranty replacement? It will be as close to new as you can get.

C
 

Givmeabrek

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Thats also fraud. I'm pretty sure some guy went to jail for doing that but on a large scale.
No fraud involved. Apple is glad to replace it with a refurb for the OOW cost.

Edit: The guy that went to jail was using stolen phones to launder through Apple. Different story.
 
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CNeufeld

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of course it's fraud.

buy a dead phone and then pass it off as working to get a replacement...c'mon.
I never said to pass it off as working. I said to take it in to get an out of warranty replacement. Show them the dead phone (or phone with a broken screen) and they replace it when you pay the $269 out of warranty replacement fee. That's why they have the fee.

The man in the article posted was arrested because he was "laundering stolen mobile phones" (quote from the judge who sentenced him). 45 of 51 phones he sent back at one point were registered as "lost or stolen". He even checked the UK registry (of at least 25 of them) to see their status, and continued to send them in even after he found out they weren't legit. Police caught him after one of the phones he dealt was linked to a burglary. He was charged not with "fraud", but with laundering stolen goods.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/fraudster-jailed-27000-iphone-fiddle-5701615
http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/how-to-use-apples-return-policy-to-steal-money...and-get-caught

A man with the same name and location was arrested and admitted to handling stolen mountain bike parts 2 years previously, so likely the dude knew the local black markets.

C
 

neoelectronaut

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Cool, I'll look into it, thanks guys & gals.

My iPhone 5C is starting to show its first signs of wear after two years of use and I'd like to put away a 5S for future use as the 6 is way too big for daily use and the 6 Plus is laughably big.