Would you pay over the odds for the X if it's sold out?

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  1. AnthonyG6 macrumors regular

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    If the IPhone X is sold out soon after it's released as rumours would suggest, would you pay over the odds to get one, say from eBay (other online market places are available)?
     
  2. MjWoNeR macrumors 6502

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    Nope. I will never pay more than the set price for anything, if it’s not a collectors item.
     
  3. ABC5S Suspended

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    That would be just plain dumb. EBay will jack up the price and you would have a very, very expensive iPhone 10. Just wait it out
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    No. It's a phone. I will order just like everybody else and whenever I receive it, that's when I get it. This iPhone is expensive as it is and I'm not paying an inflated price elsewhere.
     
  5. Bane-Thunder macrumors 6502

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    Nope I'm pre-ordering on Oct 27th via upgrade with my network provider here in the UK. I suspect i should be able to get one sent to me for release day, but also i don't mind having to wait a few weeks since i've waited a year since i saw the rumours of this device.

    256gb Silver version will be mine!!!

    Same week I'll be playing Destiny 2 on PC and Mario Odyssey on Switch so its gonna be a great end of Oct for me.
     
  6. AlphaGuitarist macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutely not. If my delivery date is pushed out beyond reasonable limits (past January 2018), I’ll just wait for the next release cycle.
     
  7. daleski75 macrumors 68000

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  8. baldgye3000 macrumors member

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    I'm anticipating having to wait, so no.
     
  9. Roller macrumors 68030

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    Heck no. I'm going to order one on Oct. 27, but if I don't get it right away, I'll wait. Not that I would do this, but I suspect that there will be people who will pay a lot more than face value for an iPhone X close to launch, enough to cover the cost of buying another new one later.
     
  10. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    If it’s to avoid several weeks of waiting, I might pay an extra $5. $10 tops.
     
  11. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    No will just wait like we have done all year for it.
     
  12. mwhals macrumors 6502

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    It is not worth paying more to get it sooner especially if you currently have a working phone.
     
  13. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    There are many who would pay double or even triple for the device early. You got to realize that $2000-$3000 is just pocket change to some.
     
  14. maflynn Moderator

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    Nope, seems like a waste of money. What reason could you use to justify spending over the price of the phone, just to have it on day 1? Patience is a virtue. Why waste money just so you can show off a new phone to people who probably won't care that much.
     
  15. Starfyre macrumors 68030

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    Never. As much excitement and anticipation for the X, it’s still just a phone. By paying for or buying any marked up phone from eBay or any other place no matter how big or small of a markup in price it is, your just benefitting the sad deranged scalper who stole the opportunity of other normal people who wanted the phone.

    Would you encourage someone who stole opportunities from others to make a profit to keep doing it? Think about it.
     
  16. daleski75 macrumors 68000

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    People are doing this for the iPhone 8/plus if eBay is anything to go by!
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Apple-iPhone-8-Plus-256GB-Space-Grey-Unlocked-Smartphone-/282654468593?epid=239068664&hash=item41cf84e9f1:g:uC4AAOSwFuxZu4eZ&nma=true&si=X2H%2BUhg08gp9%2BRyHyrQofT11%2BcQ%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Iphone-8-Plus-256gb-/292263064977?
    epid=238941591&hash=item440c3c7591:g:DXcAAOSwAGlZwpfr&nma=true&si=X2H%2BUhg08gp9%2BRyHyrQofT11%2BcQ%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
     
  17. USC_Gamecock macrumors 6502

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    No, it's a phone.
     
  18. BeeGood macrumors 68000

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    Nope. I might pay a little bit of a fee ($20 maybe?) to expedite it a week or two, but I’m not paying over retail for an iPhone.

    I’m not knocking those who do. Some people have money to burn, some people are really into their phones. There really isn’t a right or wrong answer here.
     
  19. maflynn Moderator

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    No question it happens, and we'll see a serious run up on reselling once the X hits the streets, but I'm not willing to pay over what apple sells it for, but that's just me.

    Mike
     
  20. OllyW Moderator

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    I'm not even willing to pay what Apple is going to sell it for. :D
     
  21. daleski75 macrumors 68000

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    The people who do are keeping these scalpers in business but hey if they can afford it and pay way over the odds that's their choice, personally speaking I would never pay more than what the device is worth and that goes for any gadget.
     
  22. DNichter macrumors G3

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    Nope, I will preorder as soon as it opens and I expect to have mine within the first week. If it gets pushed out a few weeks, I can deal with that. If it goes into 2018, I will cancel and wait.
     
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    Kiimora macrumors 6502a

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    no "effing" way. I only buy from :apple:, any deviation from the plan is a big NO NO . Also if shipping is delayed till 2018 that's it , am moving right on towards the next launch:)
     
  24. oneteam macrumors regular

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    No way I'd pay scalpers for an apple product. I only buy directly from Apple. I will order it at 3:00 am EST; I will receive it when I receive it.
     
  25. psac macrumors 6502a

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    Another big nope. In fact, I got the 8 because I had no desire to play any of those games (including waking up at 3am ET to order), and I didn't want to wait until December-January. At that point, I got my 8 now, and then I'll get the XI (or whatever) in September 2018 on launch day, with the perfected face ID and smaller notch. :cool:
     

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