Best way to Buy large amounts of 3G iphones?

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  1. Thinkers macrumors newbie

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    Where is the Best way to Buy large amounts of 3G iphones?
    I want to buy around 5-10 iphones with no contract so I can unlock them. I went to the apple store however the apple employee said he could only sell me one phone per plan and that I couldn't leave the store without an activated phone.

    There must be some way around this.
    Should I become an apple authorized dealer?
    Or should I buy one iphone, then go back the next day and say I lost the iphone and go to apple store and buy a new phone? (I would have to pretend I lost my phone about 5 times!) Any other ideas are helpful! Looking for US places only.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You can't buy them without a contract, so that's shot.

    Go around to five-ten different stores.

    Become a DEALER?! You still wouldn't be able to get the number you want. Apple Stores and AT&T stores are the only places allowed to sell it.
     
  3. Julien macrumors G3

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    Talk about uninformed. Only Apple and AT&T are authorized dealers. Maybe you could buy AT&T.:D
     
  4. Aravintht macrumors 6502a

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    i remember reading on this forum a while ago about a clause that meant you can get 5 iphone or whatever as a business customer and then say the company is in liquidation - apparently you get to keep the phones and avoid paying off the contract

    im in the UK, not sure about US law, but im pretty sure i read something along the lines of that on here

    also, why not get contracts and then pay the ETF?

    also how are you going to unlock...? there isn't an unlock available at the moment
     
  5. TEG macrumors 604

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    You cannot buy phones without a contract in the US, and you cannot keep the iPhone 3G if you cancel within the first month. Why not just buy iPhones that are sold unlocked from over seas, where they are required by law to sell unlocked phones. It would be easier and likely cheaper.

    TEG
     
  6. motoracer1486 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes there is.
     
  7. JPIndustrie macrumors 6502a

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    I have an idea: It's called the 'internet'. :)

    Noobs.
     
  8. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    It seems to me that you want to do a business with the iphone 3g. My advice to you, based on your post is..give it up. You are asking questions that you should already know the answer to if you had any kind of shot of be successful. It seems that you are new to the whole iphone 3g thing and you were inspired by what you saw on ebay. Iphones selling for over $1000, and wanted a piece of the pie. Walking into the apple store with the intention of buying several $300 phones to sell for a profit was very naive of you.
     
  9. CharQuake macrumors member

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    steal a bunch from the shipping company they use to ship to different apple stores wear a mask
     
  10. kobefan234 macrumors 6502

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    is it ziphone?
     
  11. ubersalad macrumors 6502a

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    No there isn't, not for US phones.
     
  12. ubersalad macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, this OP is funny..."Thinkers", talk about irony!
     
  13. FearlessFreep macrumors 6502a

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    This is a joke, right? It's people like you that got us into the scenario we are now with not being able to order online. Just so you can soak someone else for doing what is freely available?
     
  14. firewood macrumors 604

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    Book a flight to one of those countries where they are selling iPhones without a contract?
     
  15. matt1540 macrumors newbie

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    beat up a couple of 10 year olds that were given phones to them by their Dads....
     
  16. Consultant macrumors G5

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    At this time,
    Original iPhone on 2.0 or older firmware = can be unlocked
    iPhone 3G, NO METHOD FOR UNLOCK (you are thinking about something else but that's not unlocking).

    Some people are confusing original iPhone with the iPhone 3G
     
  17. ivtecDOu macrumors 6502

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  18. wnxgenral macrumors 6502

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    so you think...
     
  19. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You can steal them.

    Note: Author does not under any circumstances endorse any illegal activities and any such mention is only in a sarcastic matter, not to be taken seriously; if any reader were to commit said action, reader removed the author of all liabilities of influence.
     
  20. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    Who is commiting fraud?
     
  21. alphaod macrumors Core

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    To become an authorized dealer for the sole purpose of unlocking locked phones is the act of defrauding another company.
     
  22. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Thinkers, it's people like you who got us into this stupid mess where you have to activate them in the store.

    thanks :mad:
     
  23. ubersalad macrumors 6502a

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    One liner makes you look cool.

    Care to elaborate?
     
  24. ivtecDOu macrumors 6502

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    fraud
    i hope you dont agree with this. if so i feel sorry for although you probably couldn't give two *explitive*'s about my sympathy for you.


    Have a nice day.
     
  25. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    I dont really see any fraud involved here. He wants to buy the phones doesnt he. If they sell it to him then so be it.
     
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