Russian's black market sells IP5 for $1200 USD

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cuti, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. cuti, Oct 31, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2012

    cuti macrumors member

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    Just sold my brand new IP5 16GB for $800 on CL, I was curious to ask the buyer why willing to pay for higher retail price ? the answer is the tittle of this thread
     
  2. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    That still doesn't explain why he didn't just get it cheaper at retail price.
     
  3. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    sold out at retail stores? Most Apple/other stores arent allowing off contract devicves now as well. Maybe the guy is from russia and has no ssn etc and its less of a hassle to buy it from a graymarket such as cl.
    I'm sure if the option was available he would be buying it from them.
     
  4. cuti thread starter macrumors member

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    The buyer is 1 of connection of BM in Russia (i just guess), they makes $400 profit for each IP5 sell it to buyers there
     
  5. chakraj macrumors 65816

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    the iphone 5 is $850 + tax (so around $950 here in California) retail for 64 gig. So the buyer actually got it less than retail. Why did you sell it so cheap?
     
  6. cuti thread starter macrumors member

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    Your reply is similar to Iphone SIRI... this is why the Robots never can replace humans, it lacks of common sense in it
     
  7. chakraj macrumors 65816

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    huh. I dont get it. why did you sell it less than retail. Because robots made you do it? or because Siri told you too.... IS that what you meant?


    Ok I read your edited post, now its 16 gig. I understand... So in other words robots made you do it. Now I get it lol
     
  8. ka-spot macrumors 6502a

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    Currently at Bulgaria they cost around $1200, but couple of days ago they was $1500. After week or so they will drop at $900 for the cheapest *if we are lucky* (and no more at least for the next year or so) only if Mtel and Globul offer them officialy.

    That's life... take it or leave it! :)
     

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