Limit on how many iPhones you can buy at apple store?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by aPple nErd, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2012
    Location:
    Jailbreaks/IOS Hacks
    #1
    So, on sunday, My mom and I went to the apple store so she could get the 6. I got mine launch day, so i already had it. As we waited in like, i met some really cool people, one of which was a man in his 70's who's son works at apple and helps put together keynotes apparently. I talked to him for a while, and despite being over 70, he was pretty cool and hip. He explained that he waits in line every iPhone launch because it's fun to him and he had sold his 5s to get a 6+. I showed him my 6 and he completely changed his mind :D

    Now to the main part of the story lol.

    So, while my mom was in line i went in to check out the cases and see what i liked best with space grey. i walked in and an old asian woman (obviously a scalper) had a pile of iPhones on one of the tables and they were all being purchased by her. I was really annoyed and surprised at this, so i counted. 27 iPhone 6's..... TWENTY-SEVEN! wtf. no wonder the phones are in short demand... is there not a limit on how many you can buy? i mean this was ridiculous. they kept bringing more and more iPhones out to her... in the end, i saw her walk out of the store with 3 apple store bags stuffed full of iPhones... I don't mean to be rude or mean, but i hope she got robbed... thats just ridiculous. Get a job. seriously...
     
  2. scrtagntman macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2014
    #2
    First 30 days should have to be tied to a new or existing phone line.
     
  3. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

    Hal~9000

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2014
    #3
    I'm pretty sure the limit you can purchase at an Apple store is two, unless there is some shady stuff going on between the store manager supplying a black market dealer.

    Yep, but that might cost Apple a few sales and we can't possibly have that now can we? :rolleyes:
     
  4. lke macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    #4
    Before Apple let you buy only 2 phones.

    When did they change that, also how many iphones you can other thru the apple store?
     
  5. scrtagntman macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2014
    #5
    I think, I don't know, that it's two per model. So 2 phones, 4 carriers, 3 colors, and 3 sizes... As long as you don't mind an assortment!
     
  6. toxicity033 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2014
    #6
    that's weird, I always thought there was a limit of 2 per customer.
     
  7. carjakester macrumors 68020

    carjakester

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2013
    Location:
    Midwest
    #7
    its not really any different to someone buying anything else in bulk. Im sure the people who are buying those iPhones who are in a country that it probably isn't in yet appreciate what the lady is doing. If i had the time and money i would be doing it. Its an easy way to make a buck,but looked down upon nonetheless.
     
  8. powerstrokin macrumors 6502a

    powerstrokin

    Joined:
    May 18, 2013
    #8
    She has a job. You just don't like it.
     
  9. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    #9
    Funny, I saw the exact same thing at the Apple Store Sunday morning. I didn't count, but there was a huge pile of phones on the table.

    I thought there was a 2 per person limit. Guess not.
     
  10. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

    Hal~9000

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2014
    #10
    Scalpers that create supply constraints and then prey on those weak minded enough to crack to their hiked price demands are the worst kind of pond scum in the world IMO.
     
  11. scrtagntman macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2014
    #11
    She was probably paid very little or even coerced into doing it. It's a larger problem and the scum is higher up in the food chain. That little 'ol lady isn't rock'n a huge overseas ebay store front.
     
  12. 617aircav Suspended

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2012
    #12
    You are saying a woman bought 27 phones from an apple store where the limit is two, i find that hard to believe.

    ----------

    Then people like me would not be able to get one. It should be limit two and first come first served. Simple.
     
  13. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

    Hal~9000

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2014
    #13
    That's a price I'm willing to pay ;)
     
  14. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

    Blorzoga

    Joined:
    May 21, 2010
    #14
    They're actually just sending them to China. I dint think they're trying to sell them here. Pond scum is a bit harsh.
     
  15. 617aircav Suspended

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2012
    #15
    LOL. No way apple store sold someone 27 phones.
     
  16. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

    Hal~9000

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2014
    #16
    For those that want to watch the massive amount of black market scalpers created by Apple allowing no-contract cash purchases on day 1:

     
  17. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    #17
    I witnessed someone buying many iPhones. I didn't count. May not have been 27 but it far exceeded the 2 per person limit. Maybe it was a dozen or so.
     
  18. Dyn-tec macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2012
    #18
    Couldn't she be a business owner and switching over their "fleet" to the new iPhones???

    I have no idea...just saying. (Especially if there is a limit)
     
  19. nickdylan macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2012
    #19
    That's not "black market," that's grey market at worst.
     
  20. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

    Hal~9000

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2014
    #20
    You know what it meant, you could call it pink market for all I care :rolleyes:
     

Share This Page