Buy iphone now, upgrade later?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DougiesGoinDeep, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. DougiesGoinDeep macrumors newbie

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    I read that if you buy the old iphone after May 27 that you can upgrade to the new one PLUS get refunded the price difference (http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9717097-1.html?tag=slide_1).

    So would there be any downside in getting the old iphone now (if it can be found anywhere) then just exchanging it in a month? How does the refund work, if you get a 8GB now for $400, do you get the 3G 8GB + a $200 refund in July? Can you pay $100 to upgrade to the 16GB?
     
  2. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    Good luck finding one... just wait the 29 days...
     
  3. DougiesGoinDeep thread starter macrumors newbie

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    assuming i could find one...

    why wait 30 days if I can use an old iphone for nothing more? plus it might make it easier to get the 3G if I am only exchanging and not starting a new contract with everyone else.
     
  4. the1payday macrumors 6502

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    You will be required to pay the restocking fee on the iPhone your trading in.
     
  5. Hoopdy macrumors 6502

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    You have to give them your old iphone and you won't be getting a rebate.
     
  6. DougiesGoinDeep thread starter macrumors newbie

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    from what I read in the comments section of Gizmodo, it looks like if I went out and bought an iphone tomorrow (or for anyone that bought after May 27) you get to exchange it for the 3G, get refunded for the old phone, minus a 10% restocking fee.
     
  7. Mason1 macrumors member

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    I was just at my apple store today and they had some old ones...

    It was very tempting but I figured Ill just wait
     
  8. bavarian3 macrumors member

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    That is what I did... although I've been told the restocking fee won't apply*


























    *The ATT rep is still getting information from corporate so it takes time before they have a set standard across the board. I think it was a smart move to buy one now regardless IF you can find one. Everyone is clamoring about 3G and GPS; but I really think the important aspect of the iPhone is the software development.....
     
  9. feelthefire macrumors 6502a

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    As I understood it, that only applied to customers purchasing between 5/27 and 6/9. Customers purchasing after that might be SOL, since you can't exactly argue you didn't know about the new one.
     
  10. bavarian3 macrumors member

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    From what I was told, they extended the 6/9 date.
     

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