Gunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3503 posts, RR: 10 Posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2700 times:
This made my day...a woman in Texas paid a young lad $800 for his spot at the front of the line at an AT&T store so she could use $16,000 in cash to buy the store's entire supply of iPhones to sell on eBay. Unfortunately, AT&T has a "one phone per customer" rule that she probably should have read about before buying the spot...
The young fella still gets his phone and an extra $400. I just wish they'd filmed what was an undoubtedly fierce tantrum!
Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11576 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2236 times:
All this over a phone that will be on sale cheaper in six months! Whatev. Just like the Wii/XBOX/PS3 thing. In six months, who'll care? I guess some people just have no brains when it comes to some things.
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2216 times:
I think the only people making out on selling them on eBay are the ones that got their I-phones early, and kept their auctions short, like only a single day.
I saw one listing that had two of the 8 gig models, and the auction closed after 33 bids, with the final price $15,000! No telling if the sale actually closed for that amount, but with the flood of other I-phone listings that hit eBay starting on Saturday, the average prices are cratered to just about what the stores were charging, or maybe a little more.
SCCutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5506 posts, RR: 28
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1949 times:
I visited with a fellow, had bought his iPhone Friday evening, said he walked into the store and bought it without waiting or difficulty. It appears the iPhone speculators have likely guessed wrong. Too damned bad.
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
Jacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 22, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1879 times:
Quoting Klaus (Reply 19): Discounts are only good if you actually get good value. If I have to pay a reasonable price for good quality, that's what I do. I can't afford cheap crap all over again all the time. mischievous
..one of my best friends is an Apple employee in Cupertino....he gets a free IPhone (but needs to get the service with AT&T which he will pay for)..and he bought one on Friday (he will give the one he bought to his wife)...its cool, but it still has some things which can improve.....
Also, the probability of adding 3G soon isn't too great as Apple decided it eats too much battery power..
Overall I think its quite nice..very light, very easy to use and the built in Google function is very nice.....
Personally, I wouldn't pay all that money for it though...
Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21442 posts, RR: 54
Reply 23, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1755 times:
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 22): Also, the probability of adding 3G soon isn't too great as Apple decided it eats too much battery power..
Quite plausibly so - but that is one thing that is almost certain to get resolved with newer chip sets - and that might in fact happen in a matter of months (don't know the current state of development there, but it would be plausible as well).