Can't buy a 5s from verizon

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dukebound85, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    Is this a real policy? They won't let me purchase a 5s device only as they said they are reserving their stock for those with new activations.
     
  2. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    Are you a Verizon customer or trying to buy unlocked?
     
  3. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    The latter.
     
  4. BHP41 macrumors 6502a

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    Why not just buy from Apple??
     
  5. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Local verizon store within walking distance has them. I am on a work assignment for a month with no personal car. Otherwise I would
     
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    I bought one off Bestbuy .com ...full price device only ... Buy online and pick up in store
     
  7. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

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    Verizon makes absolutely 0 dollars for selling you an unlocked out of contract phone. It should be fairly obvious as to why a phone company wouldn't do this.
     
  8. Goodeye macrumors 6502a

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    Tell them you would like to speak to the manager and want to see where in their Corporate Policy it states that.

    However, your likely not at a true corporate store rather a Authorized dealer/retailer. If it's the latter they may likely be getting away with it as Verizon doesn't have too much say in the matter.

    I would tell the manager: "Look I'm giving you $X amount right now! Your telling me you as a business don't want to make $ or want any $?"
     
  9. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    It is a corporate store, I asked verizon online.

    Yea, I may walk in and see what happens. Usually easier to do things in person vs over a phone

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    I am sure they don't pay Apple the retail price of the phone
     
  10. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    Verizon's Corp. stores are a major PITA if you ask for ' device only '. This could be partly because the sales guys are aware that these new LTE smartphones are unlocked and you'd use it on a competitor's network.

    I really doubt they make much on the device itself. While it seems unlikely, but the general consensus is Apple doesn't discount the hardware to carriers either.

    Even if Verizon doesn't pay retail to Apple, it's probably not much to make a profit off of it selling you just the device.

    Try Best Buy, or like I said in another thread, Apple B&M store.
     

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