Loophole to Get the iPhone 8/8 Plus and then iPhone X

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by NickMcCandless, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. NickMcCandless macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2013
    Hey everyone, I'm sure there are a lot of people in my shoes where we have the iPhone Upgrade Program and we want the iPhone X but do not want to wait until November. How can we make or find a loophole that lets us get the iPhone 8/8 Plus and then swap it out for the iPhone X for the lowest cost?
  2. BrickbookPro macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2011
    Buy and resell and take the hit. Or, develop a little patience.
  3. NickMcCandless thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2013
    What type of hit would you anticipate this to be?
  4. Marshall73 macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2015
    In the U.K. you get a 14 day return period with the carrier. So get an 8, then an 8 plus, then get an 8 from a different carrier, then get the X :)
  5. NickMcCandless thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2013
    I thought about that but they will be out of stock so will not be able to return and exchange them since they will be sold out for at least a month or two
  6. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
  7. NickMcCandless thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2013
    Why wait if there is a way to get a 8 Plus to hold me over until the X comes out? :)
  8. BrickbookPro macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2011
    Buying with full knowledge you plan on returning is just wrong, doing it twice truly displays a lack of morals. You’ve now forced a company to lose profits on two phones you did not plan on keeping.
  9. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    There isn’t... you’re going to end up losing money. If you try to buy and return, there’s no guarantee that you’ll get another phone in 14 days... plus why go through that hassle of switching phones 3 times. It’s just silly
  10. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2010
    My first piece of advice is to just wait. Seriously.

    But if you truly are this impatient, in theory, you could buy the iPhone 8 outright on a credit card that offers return guarantee, and then make a claim through your credit card to get a refund for the item even though Apple won't accept it.
  11. NickMcCandless thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2013
    AMEX limits this to $300 per item though :(
  12. s.hasan546 macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2011
    switch to tmobile & get Jump on demand. Buy the iPhone 8/+ 64gb for $0 down, no taxes down. Upgrade to the X 1 month and a week later.
  13. KGB7 Suspended


    Jun 15, 2017
    Rockville, MD
    Idiotic plan.

    Find few good books to read instead.
  14. heartburn macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2008
  15. JayIsAwesome macrumors 65832


    Sep 8, 2013
    Just wait. And as a person who works in the phone selling business, please just wait. I can't tell you how annoying it is for customers to buy a phone, knowing damn well they're gonna return it...and make the poor sales rep have to deal with a phone return and potentially mess up their sales numbers and possible commission. I know a lot of customers couldn't give a damn less b/c it doesn't affect them in any way but that crap is seriously annoying as all hell. Just wait. The phone will be here in about 6 weeks. The device has been rumored since last year. If we can wait a year thus far, surely we can wait another 6 weeks
  16. x-evil-x macrumors 601


    Jul 13, 2008
    I really hope everyone does this after the upsell apple is doing with the x. It's not morally correct for apple to have the last years model with a 128 gig. Then this year drop it and have 64 then 150$ hike to a 256. All those 128 gig people wanting to upgrade and put in a big choice and most will spend 150$ more for something because apple pushed them to compromise.
    So yes. I hope apple loses profits because of this pricing behavior.
    If you are ok with it then I have no words.
    Good business sense? No. It's taking advantage of people
  17. BrickbookPro macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2011
    Vote with your wallet not with loose morals. The dollar’s value is going down and costs are going up for companies so your costs are going up too.
  18. jkozlow3 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2008
    Are people really giving the OP tips on committing fraudulent and/or immoral behavior? Some of these tips border on fraud (filing a claim with your CC company to let their insurance pay you for an item you bought with the intention of returning).

    Seriously, who buys 2-3 phones with the intention of returning them because they cannot wait 6 weeks for the phone they want to be released?? Those phones can't be resold.
  19. MacintoshDan macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2013
    My plan. Finally JOD is paying off for me.
  20. oops1975 macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2010
    Frisco, TX
    I was initially sold on iPhone X.. but I am having doubts. I am going to order 8+ tonight which gives me 14(+7 days more) days to play around. If I don't like it, I will decide if I want to put it on resale market or return and get X.
  21. ihonda macrumors 68000

    Sep 17, 2009
    this is interesting. I'm not totally aware how return protection works.. if apple says 14 days how can a credit card company overturn that?
  22. slippery-pete macrumors 65832


    Jun 23, 2007
    Just wait. My cousin Sal is going to "visualize" that his 7s plus is an 8 plus. Might want to try that.
  23. tongefactor40 macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2010
    I have sold a ton of used iPhones over the years and they really hold their value. Since the 8 will be the "latest" phone, with exception of X when it comes out, you could get a pretty good payout if you ordered tonight and sold it in 2 months on craigslist.

    150 dollar hit max on the price I would say - if you are patient about selling it.

    as for return policy... seems like a giant hassle in the end.
  24. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

    Dec 10, 2004
    I would buy and keep just to sell when you get the X. You would lose money on it but I look at it this way. It’s two months of payments on another phone that would roughly be $90 for me. So the chance you’d lose much more than that in six weeks is slim
  25. kormsby macrumors newbie


    Nov 10, 2015
    I can't believe adults are having this conversation. Buying something to use with the intention of returning is dishonest and shady as heck. You all are also the people who whine about price hikes and plan changes that companies have to enlist in order to cover losses from dishonest people like yourselves.

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