Getting the X only to sell it for a small profit?

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  1. Eggtastic macrumors 6502a

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    IF (and that's a big if), the supply is extremely low as predicted by "sources", would anyone who ends up lucky enough to snag one before the holiday season try to sell it for a small profit?

    I am not blown away by the X, but am impressed. I was thinking if can sell it to make a few hundred (or double my money which would be nice). Also, I am toying with the idea of getting an s8+ because I am bored with iOS and am looking for something new. However, if the iPhone X is as nice in person as the videos make it to be, then maybe I will just keep it.

    Don't bother commenting to berate me on the idea on how its "morally wrong". I could care less and if I can profit well enough from this then you bet your ass I will sell it.
     
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    Bored and you want to make extra money. Why don’t you get yourself a hobby and a better paying job. ;)
     
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    I am going to get as many as possible to sell...hopefully make enough to keep mine from profits.
     
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    You could care less yet you made a thread for this.
     
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    I used to flip a lot of phones but scammers have made it a real pita and it’s just not worth the risk to me anymore. I’m going to buy an X but it had better be absolutely flawless or else it’s going back to Apple. They’re already charging more for less with this phone and I’m not going to pay a premium for a 1/2 assed beta project.
     
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    If you want absolution for your mis-deeds you need to see a priest and donate your mis-gotten gains and repent.
     
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    Why, for doing what every corporation does? It’s ok for Apple to do it but not OP?
     
  10. ACST macrumors regular

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    yes.
     
  11. Macalway macrumors 68020

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    We need a Scalpers thread.

    Scalpers are people too! (or will be in a few thousand years)
     
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    Cool, now I’m going to buy one of each color and each storage configuration, then return at least 3 of them to Apple after I decide which one I want to keep. Because of me, you’ll be begging OP to sell your an iPhone X for $300 over retail when your ship date is well into 2018.
     
  13. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Good luck with that. Like any other recent iPhone launch, I guarantee you it will be capped at 2.
     
  14. DaveOP, Oct 11, 2017
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    Good for OP if he decides to sell it, there will be plenty to go around with time. People need to learn patience and that waiting a few more weeks won't kill anyone.
     
  15. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    I don’t blame the flippers. I blame the people who make it profitable for them.

    I wouldn’t pay a penny above retail value just to get a luxury product sooner.
     
  16. bufffilm Suspended

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    There are tons of people who are pre-ordering who are buying to sell.

    Happens with every new design especially.
     
  17. Speechless macrumors 6502a

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    you know what..at first I wanted all you scalpers stoned in the streets of Philadelphia

    ..but now..

    If I can sell it to someone for double..why should I deny myself some extra dough? Do you know how many bands I could get??

    [​IMG]
     
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  21. bufffilm, Oct 11, 2017
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    I'm not interested in the ipX, but it would be poetic justice in a way to deprive the scalpers of 2 phones by my pre-ordering.

    My credit is good and the Apple Store is only 1.5 miles from my house should I want to return them. :D

    All I said earlier...it's not the Apple fans alone who will be buying this phone. And those "Good, there will be more for me" posters need shutting up, too. Makes one think. :D

    And if someone wants to pay extra to buy my phones, I'm not adverse to making money. Maybe I will pre-order after all.

    I'm with Verizon and those phones will be the hottest tickets to boot!
     
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    If people are freely willing to be ripped off by paying double for a phone, than who am I to judge them.
     
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    Karma will take care of him/her :)
     
  24. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    The point is though that doing this takes stock away from others. Some honest person who pre-orders day one has more chance of not getting it at launch because of scalpers.
     
  25. tgi macrumors 65816

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    So you're telling me you wouldn't pay $999.01 or $1149.01 for an iPhone X in hand on launch day if someone offered it to you. I find that hard to believe lol.
     

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