iPhone Boxes, Shady Merchants & the Tourist (True Tale)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lilnyc, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. lilnyc macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2007
    I was in a tourist trap electronics store here in New York out of boredom. There were iPhone 'boxes' in the window, so this gentleman, maybe 50-ish, walks in and inquires about this device like he's never heard of it. He has a European accent of some sort, and really knows little if anything about it. He even thinks he can use it on T-Mobile!

    So this tourist guy asks to see the iPhone, and the *shady* staff tells him that they only have the box. They can't answer a single question about it accurately except that it's locked to AT&T. They confuse him further by telling him to "Go to a Cingular store."

    As a witness to this, and having my iPhone on me, I was going to demonstrate the iPhone for the man and direct him to the APPLE store on 5th Ave. since his newbie questions would likely get answered better. And being a tourist, it would be a nice experience for him. Well, he shirked me off and headed on his (confusing) way.

    I was taken aback because I was trying to HELP. But whatever.

    Shame on those folks for displaying the iPhone just to get customers. And I know they are shady because they ripped me off years ago.
  2. badtzmaru macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2007

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