Upgrading from 4S to 5S (mainly for camera)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ohsoasian, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. ohsoasian macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2012
    I'm wanting to upgrade, and I move around a lot so I don't really like carrying a separate camera on me.

    I'm visiting LA, but I'm from overseas, so I'm looking for an unlocked one. It's $649 + 9% tax from the Apple store, or about $550-$600 from ebay if I'm lucky (saving me $100-$150).

    Is there any reason why I should opt to buy from Apple instead? Or is there a better alternative, like some reseller I am unaware of?
  2. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    Peace of mind.

    12 month guarantee.

    Customer Service.

    Tech Support.

    Definitely NOT stolen, dropped or tampered with.
  3. rockitdog macrumors 68020

    Mar 25, 2013
    Agreed. The peace of mind in knowing your iPhone hasn't been compromised in anyway is well worth the extra money, IMO.
  4. FatPuppy macrumors 68000


    Jul 14, 2012
    *I want to upgrade*. Sorry, I had to do it:D
  5. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    Not to mention you can send it back no questions asked for the first 30 days, no shipping cost, and no restocking fee's either going with Apple Store
  6. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2008
    Be warned your iPhone warranty won't work outside the United States
  7. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2013
    Right here
    100% agree
  8. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Just buy it in the Apple Store. When buying a new device like a phone, it's always best to get one you know is good to go and has full warranty.

    I don't trust eBay sellers who sell at a loss. Makes little sense and something is up. Besides, getting one from the Apple is store means you get a legit one.
  9. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    I don't think anyone finds you cute when clearly the OP is from overseas.
  10. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    You are coming from overseas and you are thinking eBay? no - no - no - no - no. You don't have time.

    There is no alternative big discount. Swinging by Las Vegas? No tax (~10%) there.
  11. ohsoasian thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2012
    Thank you all for your replies! I guess I will fork over the extra $100 or so to get it directly from the Apple store.

    I am actually going to Vegas for a bit, but I thought their sales tax is 8%?
  12. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    That's why I placed a tilde in front of my 10. Hey man I am no U.S. bureaucrat sitting in D.C. and have all these stuff on my head, 8 - 10 close enough. I don't even know who my senator is, you are ahead!
  13. FatPuppy macrumors 68000


    Jul 14, 2012

    I know, that's why I said sorry.
  14. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Nah, that's more like starting a sentence with "I'm not racist but…". :roll eyes:

    You didn't finish your sentence with a period.

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