Reselling iPhone 6 Pre-Orders

Anton-

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I was thinking of selling a few iPhone 6's on eBay if Apple does pre-orders, then as soon as pre-orders go live ship the phone directly to the buyer's house so it will arrive on launch day. I'd ideally want to sell the phones for over a thousand so I can make some profit after eBay fees. Would this be feasible or am I going to run into some problems doing this? Thanks guys
 

oldwren

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You probably won't be able to buy them unlocked right away.

Also, don't be a jerk. Let the rest of us pre-order a phone, too.
 

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I was thinking of selling a few iPhone 6's on eBay if Apple does pre-orders, then as soon as pre-orders go live ship the phone directly to the buyer's house so it will arrive on launch day. I'd ideally want to sell the phones for over a thousand so I can make some profit after eBay fees. Would this be feasible or am I going to run into some problems doing this? Thanks guys
If you're in the UK (not sure about the U.S.A), you can buy an iPhone 6 SIM-free but it'll probably be limited to 2 per customer so just use another Apple ID or get someone else to buy them.
 

jlake02

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I was thinking of selling a few iPhone 6's on eBay if Apple does pre-orders, then as soon as pre-orders go live ship the phone directly to the buyer's house so it will arrive on launch day. I'd ideally want to sell the phones for over a thousand so I can make some profit after eBay fees. Would this be feasible or am I going to run into some problems doing this? Thanks guys
Pretty sure the shipping address has to match the credit card address.



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juanrp

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If you're in the UK (not sure about the U.S.A), you can buy an iPhone 6 SIM-free but it'll probably be limited to 2 per customer so just use another Apple ID or get someone else to buy them.
The SIM-free version wasn't available until November 22 last year.
You can get the t-mobile version and use it with any GSM carrier. :D
 

cebseb

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You probably won't be able to buy them unlocked right away.

Also, don't be a jerk. Let the rest of us pre-order a phone, too.
I honestly think it's OK to preorder in bulk (if it lets you). What I have issue with are the resellers that stand in line and purchase several at a time.
 

Anton-

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You probably won't be able to buy them unlocked right away.

Also, don't be a jerk. Let the rest of us pre-order a phone, too.
It's not like I'm planning on buying a thousand of these things, just want to sell a few.

Pretty sure the shipping address has to match the credit card address.



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Hmm, darn. Hopefully that isn't the case, I'll look into it. Thanks for bringing that up!
 

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The SIM-free version wasn't available until November 22 last year.
You can get the t-mobile version and use it with any GSM carrier. :D
In the U.S.A? Oh right. In the UK you can grab one on release day which is exactly what I'll be doing this year!
 

jsmith189

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You probably won't be able to buy them unlocked right away.

Also, don't be a jerk. Let the rest of us pre-order a phone, too.
Exactly. It may "only be a few" for one person to do it, but not only one person is going to take advantage like that.
 

Dave245

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In the U.S.A? Oh right. In the UK you can grab one on release day which is exactly what I'll be doing this year!
Me too, that's the one good thing about ordering in the UK we can buy one unlocked from day one. I'm still wondering how much the 4.7" and 5.5" (if it exists) will cost over here.
 

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I was thinking of selling a few iPhone 6's on eBay if Apple does pre-orders, then as soon as pre-orders go live ship the phone directly to the buyer's house so it will arrive on launch day. I'd ideally want to sell the phones for over a thousand so I can make some profit after eBay fees. Would this be feasible or am I going to run into some problems doing this? Thanks guys
You cannot change your order without getting put in the back of the line and changing the shipping address, may be a red flag for retailers with regard to fraud, i.e., not the same address as what's on the credit card. Changing an existing order may cause an issue.

tl;dr. I don't think its feasible to sell a pre-order, but rather you'll need to sell the phone itself, i.e., after you gain possession of it.
 

Steve121178

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I was thinking of selling a few iPhone 6's on eBay if Apple does pre-orders, then as soon as pre-orders go live ship the phone directly to the buyer's house so it will arrive on launch day. I'd ideally want to sell the phones for over a thousand so I can make some profit after eBay fees. Would this be feasible or am I going to run into some problems doing this? Thanks guys
They'll be plenty of stock to go around, so profiteers like you hopefully won't make a cent.
 

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Me too, that's the one good thing about ordering in the UK we can buy one unlocked from day one. I'm still wondering how much the 4.7" and 5.5" (if it exists) will cost over here.
Yeah, it will be interesting. I'm afraid I have a feeling it'll be at least £50 more for each model, maybe even £100. Anyway. Not long too wait now!
 

Brian Y

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I for one hope you don't make a dime.

The level of scalping that goes on today is ridiculous. If you look at the iPhone queues on launch day, 95% of people there will be scalpers.
 

nostresshere

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I always seem to get able to get a phone without and problem. Release day for 5S. First week for one Iphone5, decided two weeks later for second one in family, took a couple days via online.

I really do not get why people would pay somebody more than the purchase price "blindly". It just make no sense to me. I know it happens, but it seems really stupid.
 

Powrie

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Its not going to work.

Because Pre Orders arrive the day of the Release.

That means the day the phones are at the store is the same day that you would get the pre ordered phone.

So they could just walk into any store and get one, or pre order themselves.

You cant get it to them faster by pre ordering and then shipping it.


That slower then just pre ordering it yourself or walking in and getting it.

Nobody is going to pay more to have to wait for you to ship it to them.

Find another scam pal.
 

BlueGoldAce

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I hope you don't make a dime. Honestly, I kind of hope you don't manage to get them in time. It's ridiculous... People trying to take advantage of the popularity of this phone. It's even more ridiculous that people will actually buy them.

Good luck making a profit. Unless the demand far out weights the availability, you I'll have trouble overcoming ebay/PayPal ten percent fee of the top of the sale. Hope it isn't worth you time.

Honestly, good for you, but be smart enough not to post it on an apple loving forum that are eager to get a hold of the phone. They will only hate you more if the stock runs out.
 

Powrie

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If you cant get in on a Pre Order just order one the day of release and it will come at the same speed as some guy trying to make profit on ebay.
 

Lamarak

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I don't get these people that pay over retail just have a phone a few days or even weeks earlier. Especially since the 5s is still a powerful phone and will be able to prolly most anything the new phones can do except larger screen
 

Aniseedvan

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I reckon £579 or £599 for a 16GB 6.
Yeah, it will be interesting. I'm afraid I have a feeling it'll be at least £50 more for each model, maybe even £100. Anyway. Not long too wait now!
Crumbs I hadn't thought about extra cost because of the extra screen... I'd go with £599 as well.

Interestingly looking at mazuma, my unlocked 5 is worth about £40 more than a locked one. I got it from the apple store was because over two years it's marginally cheaper than going for a carrier locked one...
 

bliggs

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Pretty sure the shipping address has to match the credit card address.



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You are correct sir! I can understand why they do this but it always makes me a bit nervous when Fed-Ex leaves my new shiny iPhone on the front porch waiting for me to get home. It's definitely going to be a leave work early day! ;)