Where can I buy contract free, device only iPhone 6 except from Apple store?

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  1. royik macrumors newbie

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    Can I buy it from Best buy, Target or Radio Shack? Does someone know?
    My parents are in NY for one week and I want them to buy for me the iPhone 6, but it seems that Apple store is of out of stock :-(
    I see that the model I want is available at Best buy and Target. the question is if it is possible they will buy it for me?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Nope, you can't at present time. All box stores only sell with a service plan
     
  3. royik thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Too bad... Any other idea? Prepaid plane?
     
  4. mac.cali macrumors 65816

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    Best Buy should be able to sell you one. Their retail price is $50 above Apple's. I think the carrier store will require an agreement. But should be okay at Best Buy.
     
  5. royik thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! goot to know! I will ask them to do so. Doest it matter which brand? I prefer Verzion, as it knows they are factory unlocked.
    Is it acceptable also for Target? Do you know?
     
  6. mac.cali macrumors 65816

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    Any carrier they will sell you. Best Buy is the only place I know of.
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Not in my experience. I tried...at multiple best buys. You need a service plan to activate phone when they sell the phone.
     
  8. royik thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have a prepaid sim card of AT&T. Can I use it?
     
  9. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    If you have an account with ATT, perhas. Worth asking
     
  10. royik thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks
    Still looking for someone who does know more about it...
    Anyone?
     
  11. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Why not call best buy?
     
  12. royik thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Because i'm not live in USA
    also as well my parents...
    They are there for a vacation and I don't want to bother them too much
    Can someone help?
     
  13. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    I can confirm that you CAN buy a device only phone at Best Buy. I was able to purchase the Galaxy S4 and S5 at full price with no issues.
     
  14. royik thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! Unfortunately you can't compare it to iPhone 6, because on Best buy's web site it is allowed to buy Galaxy 5S Unlocked. It is no the same for iPhone 6...

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    BTW, at "all price option" at Best Buy website, when I'm clicking on one of the iPhones, I can see the following options:
    - $xx/Month
    - $xxx Replacement device
    What does mean the last option? It is full price.
     
  15. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Of course you can't compare but device is a device so it is possible (both are smartphones). I've even purchased the S4 and S5 via bestbuy.com at full price, and both times I was able to pick up without a problem. I'm pretty sure it's the same for the iPhones.
     
  16. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Maybe this can help and I just tried it online. But of course that is for shipping, I don't see an option for in-store pick up.
     

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  17. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Unless you bought an iPhone 6, your experience with the S5 isn't applicable. I tried to do exactly what the OP is trying to do and BB repeatedly told me (different best buys) that you need to have a service plan when you buy the phone. They told me you won't be able to not just buy the phone for about 6 months or so.

    I would have had an iPhone 6 by now trust me. I have tried to do exactly this and still haven't been able to get one device only at BB
     
  18. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Oh so I guess you can't buy it outright at BB for the iphones then. Weird. But you can buy it outright on their website and have it delivered to you.
     

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