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Woman Tries To Buy $16,000 In IPhones, Gets IOwned  
User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3499 posts, RR: 10
Posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2683 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!

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User currently offlineGalapagapop From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 910 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2652 times:

Well she probably would have put better use of that money to get some friends to go to other stores and buy iPhones for her, I can see where she's going at though................................eBay.

User currently offlineMoo From Falkland Islands, joined May 2007, 3854 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2649 times:

Check this out:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/iphone-pornsta...ategoryZ102333QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Some people are just Dumb with a capital D.


User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9174 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2587 times:

Quoting Moo (Reply 2):
Some people are just Dumb with a capital D.

Amen to that, Jack!



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8892 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2441 times:

Quoting Moo (Reply 2):

Some people are just Dumb with a capital D.

Wow...can't believe someone fell for that hook, line and sinker - all eBay newbies on that auction as well - bidders had ratings of 0, 0, 0, 1, 3, 1 and 0.


User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11472 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2219 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.

GO CANUCKS!!



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User currently offlineRammstein From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2212 times:

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Thread starter):
Unfortunately, AT&T has a "one phone per customer" rule that she probably should have read about before buying the spot...

Greed is able to make people act stupidly.


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21388 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2199 times:

Quoting Seb146 (Reply 5):
All this over a phone that will be on sale cheaper in six months!

Highly unlikely. Apple doesn't lower prices, they usually add value at the same price.


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2199 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.


User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1378 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2132 times:
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Its worth seeing now that there's a lot of iphones on ebay that aren't even selling now.
Looks like the markets been saturated fast.

Ha.

Good luck getting $2000 for it.

Kev.



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21388 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2115 times:

Quoting FlyKev (Reply 9):
Its worth seeing now that there's a lot of iphones on ebay that aren't even selling now.
Looks like the markets been saturated fast.

Yeah... with good availability in most Apple stores at regular prices, the demand to be gouged appears to be somewhat anemic...!  mischievous 


User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3382 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2074 times:

Quoting Seb146 (Reply 5):
All this over a phone that will be on sale cheaper in six months! Whatev. Just like the Wii/XBOX/PS3 thing

None of which have lowered prices, btw in many markets Wii's are getting sold out within hours, with many more waiting for a copy.


User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2025 times:

Haha what a douche. People with too much money ey...or a decent CC.

Alex


User currently offlineGalapagapop From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 910 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2007 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 10):

Yeah... with good availability in most Apple stores at regular prices, the demand to be gouged appears to be somewhat anemic...! mischievous

Actually AT&T is announcing that most of it's stores are effectively sold out of iPhones.


User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2006 times:

Quoting Galapagapop (Reply 13):
Actually AT&T is announcing that most of it's stores are effectively sold out of iPhones.

Really? Apple aren't it seems....
However - they could be playing a Microsoft - encouraging more people to rush in and buy before they "run out"...Like they did with the xbox 360.
Alex


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21388 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1998 times:

Quoting Galapagapop (Reply 13):
Actually AT&T is announcing that most of it's stores are effectively sold out of iPhones.

The AT&T stores apparently received far lower numbers of iPhones than the Apple Stores did. But even some of those had apparently run out...

Last thing I read was that regular additional shipments are supposed to come in, so supply shouldn't be too constrained if that is correct.


User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9174 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1937 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 7):
Highly unlikely. Apple doesn't lower prices, they usually add value at the same price.

Which is one of many reasons why I won't buy any apple products any time soon  Wink



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User currently offlineSCCutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5484 posts, RR: 28
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1932 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.


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User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3028 posts, RR: 29
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1929 times:

Haha, that lady sure wasnt paying attention to the news all day on there being a limit on the phones. Would have been fun to see her reaction after she was told only one phone person.

User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21388 posts, RR: 54
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1918 times:

Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 16):
Which is one of many reasons why I won't buy any apple products any time soon

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 


User currently offlineLearpilot From United States of America, joined May 2001, 814 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1903 times:

Quoting Moo (Reply 2):
Check this out:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/iphone-pornsta...ategoryZ102333QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Some people are just Dumb with a capital D.

Maybe they can get a free trip to have their butts chewed by Judge Judy.

Judge Judy reading the riot act to an ebay cellphone scammer -----> http://thatvideosite.com/video/3996



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User currently offlineSaxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2382 posts, RR: 42
Reply 21, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1886 times:

Quoting Learpilot (Reply 20):

Judge Judy reading the riot act to an ebay cellphone scammer ----->

Oh wow. The defendant is a poster child for forced sterilization.


User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 22, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1862 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... no 



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21388 posts, RR: 54
Reply 23, posted (12 years 2 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1738 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).


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