iPhone 5 retail price

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mp3dk, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. mp3dk macrumors member

    May 16, 2012

    What is the US iPhone 5 retail price with no carrier service?
  2. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
  3. macaronia macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2009
    Is that TAX free?

    The sim-free ip5 start at £529 in the UK, which is approximately $855.
  4. mp3dk thread starter macrumors member

    May 16, 2012
    I think you can't compare these prices. The iPhone 5 is just much more expensive in EU.
  5. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    Yep. That's why there is huge black market of Asian and and South American Resellers all buying iPhones in the USA and shipping it overseas.
  6. digiphantom macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2008
    Side question: If you buy the iPhone 5 for the full retail price to use on AT&T or Verizon, do you still have to pay an upgrade/activation fee?
  7. d123 macrumors 68000


    Oct 19, 2009
    Macaronia has a point, reading another thread it seems that US price is plus tax according to posts in

    If you remove the 20% UK tax from the sim free price, the UK price is actually £423 or $683, so actually quite similar.
  8. boomhower macrumors 68000


    Oct 21, 2011
    Depends on where you live. Most states have sales tax which varies greatly from location to location, from 6%-10% more or less. Some states don't have a sales tax at all. VAT certainly drives up prices across the pond.
  9. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2010
    That is not including tax. It depends on what state you buy it in there are different tax rates although some states like Delaware is tax free.
  10. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    Full price means no upgrade or activation charges. We all know those charges are bogus add ons carriers use. Carriers just cannot defend trying to charge more for people who pay full price.

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