Didn't get an iPhone 6 today? Here why

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  1. mcfinch macrumors member

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    He was on my flight from Portland, OR.

    All bags were full of iPhone 6s. He laughed about it.
     

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  2. jonfarr macrumors 6502a

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    I went buy the washington sq. mall apple store around 1pm and it was crazy to see how still 100's of people lined up and most all appeared to be scalpers.
     
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  4. lke macrumors 6502a

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    And how it was? From what country?

    He speaks english?

    They are going to sell all that phones for big money. You could ask him how much for one
     
  5. westcoastcyc macrumors regular

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    Yeah, you could tell who the scalpers were, the head guy was handing out gift cards from his big stack to these guys in line and then walking off.
     
  6. mcfinch thread starter macrumors member

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    Remove if you need to mods
     

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  8. cosminnn93 macrumors member

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    How is this guy going to get back to his country without having to PAY TAXES FOR 129129512 sealed iPhones??? :\
    I have a 5s and a 6 and I need to buy one more 6 for a friend overseas and I am afraid that I'll have to pay taxes and this guy gets away with tons of them :\
     
  9. Zimmy68 macrumors 65816

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    So easy to eliminate this problem.
    Force everyone to activate at the store, only allot a certain number of off contract purchases.
    At least for the first week or month.
     
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  11. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    He had multiple people buy 2 phones each, more than likely. Can't defeat that method.
     
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    Silver crosses palms (bribes)? Slip a few of those iPhones to the Customs guy where you're arriving...
     
  13. kis macrumors 65816

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    Probably taking them back to China - they're not getting the iPHone 6 there this year
     
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  15. kis macrumors 65816

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    Who says he got away with it?
     
  16. yg17 macrumors G5

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    It's China. He was probably able to bribe the customs guy at the airport to look the other way.
     
  17. burntice macrumors member

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    Maybe he purchased on his business plan and plans to surprise his employees on Monday?
     
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  20. dipan macrumors member

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    Not sure why a free market, or Apple for that matter in particular, would or could limit sales of their products ...
     
  21. Mansu944 macrumors regular

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    Why not?
     
  22. nilart macrumors newbie

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    All this situation with scalpers is worrying and I think Apple could do far more but they prefer the endless lines of people camping and queueing for the iPhone...
     
  23. Shockwave78 macrumors 65816

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    They do activate it at the store...I go to the Apple store a lot and in NH we have no sales tax, so all the people in Boston/MA all come up here for the tax free sales. Everytime i go there there will be at least 2 people buying around 50+ phones at a time. Apple sells them to them, opens them up and activates each one, then they wrap it back up.

    A guy i work with has a son who works at that same Apple store and says they have one guy that comes in every couple weeks and buys a PALLET of iphones, they actually do it in the middle of the night i guess for his safety lol.
     
  24. Skoal macrumors 65816

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    Didn't get an iPhone 6 today? Here why

    I mean, free market right? If they're not stealing them then there's nothing wrong with it. I doubt Apple wants to spend the time policing phone sales on launch day. It sucks but I don't see a way around it.
     

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