So I got back from a business trip tonight at 8:30 and headed to the mall near my airport on the off chance that there may be a couple of reserved phones that didn't get picked up. I walked in to a moderately busy store at 8:50 or so and said "I know it's a long shot, but do you have any iPhone 5s's?" The guy I was speaking to pointed to his colleague next to him who held up a stack that was almost 2" thick of cards! I couldn't believe it! I said "I know you don't have any gold" and they laughed. "How about silver?" "What carrier?" "Verizon?" "Only 64GB" "What else you got?" "ATT 32?" "Any 16?" "No." "I'll take an ATT 32" "Great! What Plan do you want?" "Oh I just want 'device only'...I have T-mobile." She scowled slightly disapprovingly. I said "I know it will work." She said "There are no unlocked iPhones." I said "I know you have to say that, but I know it will work...If it doesn't I'll return it....I would have rather gotten Verizon to be sure, but I don't need 64GB." She laughed and just said "Sounds like you've done your research." Bought the phone and when she was scanning it, there was some error and she said "It says it has the wrong SIM in it....I'll need to get you a different SIM from the back." When she came back I joked "I suppose there's a T-mobile SIM in the phone?" She laughed. Tried to sell me AppleCare. I declined. Said I know it's great, but I'll take my chances and I know I can alway do an out of warranty replacement for a little more than AppleCare plus deductible if for some reason something goes really wrong. She said "You've done your research" again. Got home, booted up phone with a Mexican SIM card I have, then a Swiss one, then my T-mobile one. All worked. Backed up my old iPhone and am now restoring my 5S! Mission accomplished! First white iPhone. Gold's a bit too flashy for me, so happy this came through before the one I have ordered online did. I may keep it on order and see if I can sell it when it comes. If not, will just return it to Apple store. Edit: Oh and when I got home, there was an ATT SIM in the phone, so I don't know why there was an error that made her get me a different SIM. Do they use a different one if you buy device only vs activation of the one in the phone? I also told her I didn't expect them to have so many and she just said that so many people don't think they have them, so they haven't been coming in. I asked why they quit the online reservations and she said it was a nightmare for the store to keep track of what they had available to sell vs what were reserved....they had people lined up and waiting and they couldn't figure out if they could sell the people phones or not. Seems strange that the world's leading tech company can't keep inventory straight, but that's what she said.