Buying iPhone 5 for $649.99

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AbyssImpact, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone tried this method? Is it factory unlocked?
     
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  3. bcooln macrumors regular

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  4. kthnxshwn macrumors regular

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    Apple.
     
  5. bcooln macrumors regular

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    most of the apple store right now are out of stock already, and they probably will not have it in stock for another month
     
  6. pragmatous macrumors 65816

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    my delivery date is october 19th - 32GB iphone 5. It's a 3-4 week wait.

     
  7. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    What a margin Apple makes. These cost almost as much as a Macbook Air.
     
  8. buddybd macrumors 6502

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    I'm getting one from Verizon for full price and then selling off my 4S. Scheduled for delivery on the 19th, I had the chance to get it on the 7th but I hesitated to buy at full price.

    From what it seems, there's really no other alternative if you don't have access to upgrades.
     
  9. acorntoy macrumors 6502a

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    It's like that for every new cell phone.

    A S3 off contract is $600.
     
  10. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    The buyers support this. If the market balked, the prices would magically come down. Fast.
     
  11. thadoggfather Suspended

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    Even though it might be a pain, if it were me (needing a contract free phone) I'd get a subsidy one for $200, and pay the $325 ETF.
     
  12. Minhimalism macrumors 65816

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    You also need to pay the first month of service, I believe.. or you can only cancel after a certain amount of time has passed.
     
  13. Nhwhazup macrumors 68000

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    If you have a phone trade in Best Buy gives the best trade in value. I got $317.25 for my 4S and as my contract wasn't up, paid $200 for the new 32 with a case.
     
  14. Wintrmte macrumors regular

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    You might also check Radio Shack. They were out of stock in store, but I was able to get one in 3 days by ordering in store through their Direct2U program.

    I bought mine off contract for $649 (VZW).
     
  15. KoukiFC3S macrumors 6502a

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    You mean the carriers? Almost no one in the US buys full price.
     
  16. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

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    Apple's margin on iPhones and iPads is significantly less than on Macs'
    If you buy a top end Android device they cost the same or more. It is not cheap to build these devices.
    The cheapest I've seen current Air's is $920. A 16GB iPhone 5 is $599.
    http://appleinsider.com/mac_price_guide/
     
  17. bcooln macrumors regular

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    can you tell me how to do the Direct2U program? and i thought radio shack the price si 699? did you buy off contract 649$ plus tax or include tax already? thanks
     

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