Who needs 5000 iPhones?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Eric Lewis, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    CANADA? eh?
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  3. citron230 macrumors 6502a

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    i dont think it is fake. this is a perfect example of why they want people to sign two year agreements when purchasing the new iphone 3G.
     
  4. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    It's either fake, or the phones are stolen. I'm sorry, but nobody has 2 million bucks worth of iPhones laying around. Especially with the limits on how many one can buy. It would almost be impossible to accumulate 5.000 phones seeing as they haven't even been out for a year...

    Also, either that ceiling is VERY low, or the boxes are enlarged in the photo. But I'll take a $20 iPhone, I guess.
     
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    How long would it take 1 person to unlock all those?

    Can I "Buy Now" and get the unlocked phones by Thursday?
     
  6. BiikeMike macrumors 65816

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    Right now that's only $20 a phone. that's pretty damn good!
     
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    ^^ hope i quoted that right

    They are bidding on one 8GB iPhone. He has 5000 available. They are not bidding on 5000 iPhones, suckers. :p
     
  10. Hoopdy macrumors 6502

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    Are you stupid....thats over 40 iphones stacked and theyre on a table.
     
  11. brendanryder macrumors 6502a

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    haha 2 people have placed bids!!!!!!!!!!
    haha and i bet those people not only realized they only get 1 iPhone but there the old iPhones haha
     
  12. BlueRazor2 macrumors member

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    I feel bad for the people that have placed bids......
     
  13. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Good enough for me, I cannot see any info on the seller ... but he also has a wholesale lot of 300 for sale.

    And they are "authentic"

    :p

     
  14. paulej69 macrumors member

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    You're the sucker if you believe they would bid over $100,000 on ONE SINGLE IPHONE!!!:rolleyes:
     
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    You're the sucker if you can't read and comprehend the eBay description! :rolleyes:
     
  17. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Let's count.

    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

    That's eight iPhone boxes high. And I see no table, seems pretty obvious that if they're elevated, it's not any more than a few inches.
     
  18. LangleyAls macrumors member

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    lol, the guy selling it has no feedback as well, can't be real.
     
  19. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    Sun Baked's quote, look at it, it says they are 16GB, but the title says 8GB... Its fake.

    I have seen a scam similar to this on The Real Hustle, look at jpk32092's quote, it says its one iPhone, but the person will think its 5000 if they dont read this properly. They done it with some fake toy chairs on The Real Hustle and got someone to pay £600 for them, anyone seen that episode?

    There is only 44 iPhones in that photo, BTW.
     
  20. dacreativeguy macrumors 68000

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    Ok class, let's go through our little math problem together. 5000 x $400 = $2 million.
     
  21. guru_ck macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, I'd bid but the credit limit on my AMEX doesn't quite extend that far.
     
  22. twist2b macrumors regular

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    It actually does not matter if it is real or not, If the deal is 5,000 iPhones, then if he does not give all 5,000 he is accused of fraud and sued for all 5,000 anyways! Also note, I am sure some warehouse has TONS, they might actually just be trying to get the last chance of money out of the phones....
     
  23. STC macrumors 6502a

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    The title is misleading. He just says he has a LOT of 5000 iPhones. That doesnt mean hes selling the lot in 1 auction, he just says he has the lot.

    Then the description says "BRAND NEW 8GB IPHONE". That implies that the auction is for 1 iPhone. Then he says "THATS RIGHT 5000 AVAILABLE". Hes letting you know he has 5000 of them.

    Also notice anyone can bid on this. Usually w/ auctions w/ high $ dollar amounts, the seller would make bidding only for pre-approved sellers.

    Plus he has 0 feedback.
    I'm going to watch this auction.
     
  24. billyripkin macrumors 6502

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    He says his location is Chicago which is where I live. Maybe I should stop by and see his 5000 iPhones :cool:
     
  25. carfac macrumors 65816

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    Also, check out the high bidder- note he has ONLY ever bid with this seller.

    Can you say Shill?
     

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