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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rainking, Sep 12, 2014.
Well, how else do you expect Russian arms dealers to get their hands on the iPhone 6 this month? I hear that they love their iPhones.
That's really not all that insane.
The phone retails for $950 plus tax (should there be tax, but let's assume not). Once youre done with eBay fees, you knock off 20%. That leaves the seller a couple hundred bucks.
That's about how much every iPhone at launch sells for, adjusted for inflation of the 6 plus.
I would hardly call a couple hundred dollars over retail insane.. But we'll see by the end of the bid.
I see people bidding on crazy high auctions such as this one every day. To me, no phone is worth this much. Butt other peoples mmv.
This happens every year
If you want to see crazy prices, search on eBay for sealed, new in box original iPhone first generations! They sell for as high as $20,000 to $25,000!
Seems high, but after $300+ in fees and shipping costs. Hardly seems worthwile.
Yea, I guess you guys are right. Didn't factor all the ebay/paypal fees. Not to mention the risk!!! Buyer file claims due to seller sending an empty box.
only 300 over msrp, not that bad.
Here you go: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Apple-i...1317807109?pt=Cell_Phones&hash=item4d24148805
Wow.. that's nuts! I would worry about getting scammed. It seems Paypal almost always seems to side with the buyer in a dispute.
Ebay fees, even including Paypal, aren't 20%.
Not even close....you people are funny. If you actually used ebay, you would know that fee calculation isn't even close.
How exactly do you sell a sealed iPhone? Doesn't the SIM card inside the phone come attached to be activated to your line? Do you guys open the box and remove sim?
eBay FVF is 10%, so about $150.
Paypal is 2.9% + $0.30, so about $44
Domestic Shipping with insurance/signature confirmation via USPS is about $50
So total is about $235 assuming a sale of $1500. The other auction is going for $2100, so the fees there are currently $271 + shipping. Really not that far off from the $300 I stated. Unless you are a power seller and get the small discount.
And don't forget sales tax. It's close to 10% of the retail value of the phone where I am in CA. I can't tell where the ebay seller is BTW but they've listed a 128GB 6+ for $1650. I don't know how they can get it to the buyer by 9/19 like the ad says. The $2100 ad has 1 person watching and no bids.
I'll never sell anything high dollar value on eBay again. Paypal is too scary to work with. You send someone a brand new iPhone for $1500, everything seems fine for 28 days then they file a claim on PayPal saying item was not as described. Paypal sides with buyer and says buyer has to send you the item back. So what do they send back? It could be the same iPhone, now used and abused and scratched. Or even worse it could just be an empty box. All paypal needs for proof is a tracking # saying it was delivered.
Had no idea! This is very cool.
Yep....Only craiglist or local Facebook for sale groups for me.
if that's insane for you then how about $2000 for the 128gb 6+ ? that's the price i have to pay here in indonesia
It is possible the seller has ordered these preorders with lines eligible for upgrade/subsidized pricing.
On the other hand, I recently sold a MacBook Pro retina for 1120 - 17 shipping - 50 PayPal fee - 112 eBay seller fee. So yes, there is a huge chunk of money in fees. Then I got a chargeback, lost, and my account became -1120, but eBay refunded seller fee...I'll leave it at that. Sent from my iPad.
Not too bad the phone is $950 then you add taxes depending on where you live that can be around $100 bucks so total of $1050 so a difference of around $300? That's not bad at all specially if you make a good living and didn't have time to pick one up at pre order.
I was a powerseller. I used ebay quite a bit. Yeah... fees are quite close to that (they're actually about 15).
You don't ship with the SIM card ever!