iPhone 5s gold 16GB sold for over £2000!?!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by virginblue4, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

    virginblue4

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    Just been looking on eBay at iPhones and noticed that a gold iPhone 5s 16GB just sold for over £2000! I don't understand what idiot would pay that much when you can buy it brand new from Apple for £549! All the stores have stock as well. Any ideas?

    The bids jumped from around £300 then straight to £900 then upwards of £2000? I really don't understand.... :confused:
     

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  2. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    It's a scam. They'll want to send the phone abroad, or pay via cheque or something.

    Either way, if the seller falls for it, they won't have a phone or any money.
     
  3. Shrink macrumors G3

    Shrink

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    "There's a sucker born every minute" --- David Hannum

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  4. virginblue4 thread starter macrumors 68000

    virginblue4

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    I had assumed it probably was a scam, I just didn't think people would fall for those kinda scams in 2014 :confused:
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    Yeah people still fall for this unfortunately.
     
  6. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816

    KeepCalmPeople

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    For all we know, nobody has fallen for anything. Somebody put in a high bid and won the auction. We've no idea if the seller actually shipped the item, or contacted the winner and surmised that the winner was/is attempting a scam. People fail to pay upfront all the time on eBay.
     
  7. iPodJedi macrumors 6502a

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    It is like the PICTURE of an xbox one that sold for $500+ the buyer wasn't smart enough to notice the description said picture
     

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