Buying iPhone in New York as tourist

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

  1. SuperSchatje macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    that's for existing customers, not new customers.
     
  6. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

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

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    You might want to check craigslist.com, 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

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

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  10. wackymacky macrumors 68000

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