Where to get unlocked iPhone 5 in New York?

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  1. Ajaredic macrumors regular

    Ajaredic

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    I have a friend who is in New York till this Saturday and he
    would like to buy one for me so I have to find a store where he can
    buy it right away. I need unlocked iPhone 5, 16GB. Some store near 5th Av or Broadway. Does anyone know? Thanks :)
     
  2. Ajaredic thread starter macrumors regular

    Ajaredic

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    Anyone please? I saw many ads on Craigslist. I donno if it is safe to buy like that...
     
  3. saturnino3 macrumors member

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    Get it directly at the Apple Store on 5th Avenue. $649a+tax for the 16GB.
     
  4. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    good luck... hard enough to find phones, unlocked is even more so.
     
  5. Jnardis macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, a friend just picked up a few last night. If they are sold out (highly unlikely) I know the Apple store at The Westchester mall had a ton yesterday.
     
  6. Ajaredic thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. KPOM macrumors G5

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    It's been reported that full-priced models at AT&T stores are also unlocked. Are you using it in Europe? If so, the Verizon model will actually work better. All Verizon iPhone 5s are unlocked, so a Verizon store may work. Try the Grand Central store if 5th Avenue is too crowded (it usually is).

    You might have better luck if you don't limit yourself to the 16GB.
     
  8. Ajaredic thread starter macrumors regular

    Ajaredic

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    Well, I can go for 32GB I guess :)
     
  9. chizi31 macrumors newbie

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    Did you have any luck in getting an unlocked iphone 5 in NYC.
     
  10. ig888 macrumors newbie

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    New York base mobile phone wholesaler

    If you don’t mind to explore options on a secondary market like eBay, Craigslist – try these guys in New York: buy-iphone . com (or see my profile).
    They are mobile phone wholesalers but also sell retail – 3 locations: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. You might not know, but it is possible to pick brand new phone on a secondary market.
     
  11. travis64 macrumors 6502a

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    good job....2 years late
     
  12. ig888 macrumors newbie

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    Reply

    This thread comes up in Google search results. As they say, better late than never :)
     
  13. ig888 macrumors newbie

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    iPhone 5S - price reduction

    For those who are still on a fence, iPhone 5S (unlocked) - is $549 in APPLE store (New York). Price for a used iPhone 5S (in good condition) dropped to $380.
     

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