buy unlocked iPhone 4

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by coolquasar, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. coolquasar macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2008
    Hi guys,

    I will be in USA for a short duration. I would wanna buy an unlocked iPhone 4 for myself, while am here. Let me know, which is the best place to buy it, apart from the Apple stores. I am looking for a place, where unlocked iPhone 4 is offered cheaper that at the Apple stores.

    FYI, I dont have a paypal account with a US address in it, So i think buyin from ebay is ruled out, as most of the sellers need paypal verified account and US address. (Correct me if this assumption is wrong).

  2. DMH3006 macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2011
    why not buy from the Apple Store?
    They are cheap as you're going to get an unlocked iPhone
  3. coolquasar thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2008
    Thanks for the options. But, I got a question. Why is that Apple store sells unlocked 16GB iPhone 4 at $650 (+ approx $45 for taxes) and eBay n Amazon like guys sell it for $730 to $740, even with free shipping.
  4. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Does an unlocked phone stay unlocked after joining with a new carrier?
  5. FanBoyTroll macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2010
    Buy it from Amazon and that way you don't pay taxes. Unless you ship to New York, Washington, and I cannot remember the other two or three states.
  6. coolquasar thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2008
  7. And1ss macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2009
    Craigslist is always a good option - that way you can test out whether the phone is unlocked or not.

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