Will iPhone 6 In-Store Pickup Defeat The Gold/Silver Scalpers?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Velin, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Velin macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2008
    Hearst Castle
    Members will recall the massive lines on iPhone 5s sales day. In particular, hordes of scalpers, sometimes working in teams, bought up all the gold and silver iPhone 5s. These phones were on Ebay almost immediately, usually for triple the unlocked price. If you search the forums from around that time, you will find many hundreds, if not over a thousand, complaint messages concerning scalpers buying up every last gold and silver iPhone 5s. Plus plenty of threads linking to some of the outrageous markups on Fleabay.

    Will in-store pickup this time around defeat the scalpers? And is in-store pickup being offered this time around because of what happened on iPhone 5s release day?
  2. rockyroad55 macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    But the scalpers can still line up and buy any devices still available. This will beat out the average joe purchaser for the next month.

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