Buying iPhone in New York as tourist

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by SuperSchatje, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. SuperSchatje macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2009

    I am visiting New York in late May from Belgium (Where the iPhone has been sold out for months). Does anyone one know if it is possible to buy an iPhone from the Apple Retail store without signing up for a contract?

    Many thanks!
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Not possible in store. Need a contract.

    You can try craigslist, but do your own research.
    Don't buy a stolen one (no box, no charger, no cable) or a fake one.
  3. Eanair macrumors 6502


    Feb 27, 2009
    As far as I know, you will need a contract to obtain an iPhone, unless you can get it someplace like eBay or Craigslist.
  4. mcruzader macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2008
    Well supposedly AT&T is going to start selling them pretty soon without a contract. Other than that you might want to hit up Ebay.
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    that's for existing customers, not new customers.
  6. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2005
    And stories like this are exactly why they're doing that.
  7. SecondDealer macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2009
    You might want to check, and see if you can find one on there listed near the area of NY you will be visiting, that way when you're in town you can meet with someone and purchase your new tech. There are usually a ton of listings for Iphones, jailbroken and regular, on there.
  8. sasmokeout macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2009
    It says on the main macrumors page that apple retail stores are selling contract free iphones.
  9. tony3005 macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2009
  10. wackymacky macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2007
    38°39′20″N 27°13′10″W

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