Seems like the ebayers are losing money on the iPhones.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rhagen, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. rhagen macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2007
    San Diego, California
    I see so many 8 GB iPhones with offers of 650 and reserves not met. I'll give them a golf clap for trying. One guy is relying on making money off iPhones so he can pay for college in California.
  2. appleii2mac macrumors regular

    May 23, 2007
    Reminds me of when DC comics had superman "die". They actually interviewed people on TV who said they were buying them to pay for their kids college tuition when they grew up.
  3. TaylorB macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2006
    Yea, ive heard this also. Ut that seems like a lot to risk to try to pay for something else. I think if you arent in the business them why risk that amount when you dont know the outcome. Good luck to him though.
  4. rhagen thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2007
    San Diego, California
    That is insane. I mean these people need to research what they are doing, it isn't like a console. I did sell my ps3 when I first got it and sold it for 2,500.

    Yah, this guy bought 9 iPhones and can't even make a single penny off them on ebay.
  5. Project macrumors 68020

    Aug 6, 2005
  6. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007
    Me too. The line would have been shorter.

    Of course I got mine and they still have to sell theirs... ha!
  7. mashoutposse macrumors 6502

    Dec 13, 2003
    Congrats to Apple for getting large supply out there (to the Apple Stores, at least) :apple:
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    So you don't really get any benefit from buying off eBay, right? Like you still end up with a two year contract, because you have to get that when you activate the phone? Unlike if you were to buy another GSM phone on eBay, where you could pop your SIM in and use it without obligating yourself? Eh, suckas....
  9. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

    Jan 1, 2007
    Me too ... smart arses.
  10. sparkomatic macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    I think my favorite example is the video floating around with the lady who thought she was going to 'buy the store' with 100k :)

    On one hand, I can't really say bad things about them cause they're just trying to make money. I'm glad they're not making a profit but can't blame 'em for trying.

    Like someone else said though, they should have been doing some research before jumping in. I think the window to make profit only lasted for about 2-4 hrs. after the initial release.

    Of course, I say this while I'm looking at my precious iphone on my desk :D If I didn't have one, I'd be cursing them loudly.

    And, definite kudos to Apple for having enough stock. I stood in line that day and, even though it turns out I really didn't need to, it was a fun experience and Apple really impressed me with how their employees acted pre-store opening and while in the store.
  11. jshbckr macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    This is great news. Some of the best stuff I've heard all week (The only thing better being that lady who paid $800 for a spot and got completely served.)

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