Gold Apple iPhone 5s goes for $10,100 on eBay

Gold Apple iPhone 5s goes for $10,100 on eBay
Most people interested in the Apple iPhone 5s realize that the gold and silver models are not made of real gold or silver, right? Well then, it must be the lack of availability of the device that led someone to pay a whopping (and we do mean whopping) $10,100 to buy an unlocked gold Apple iPhone 5s on an eBay auction.

The eBay auction site is full of iPhone 5s models including one seller who is seeking $4600 for a bundle of three, all in gold. The problem is that there is a shortage of Apple iPhone 5s units with the gold model in particular in short supply. The reason for the shortage apparently revolves around low yields of certain parts from suppliers including a chip for Touch ID and low yields of a camera lens module. In addition, Apple did not expect so much demand for the gold colored version. Over the weekend, Apple announced that it will increase production of the gold iPhone 5s by 33%.

The new Apple iPhone 5s, when available, is priced at $199.99 for the 16GB carrier branded model with a signed two-year pact. Unlocked, the price starts at $649 for 16GB, $749 for 32GB and $849 for 64GB.


source: eBay via BusinessInsider, Pocketlint

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29 Comments

1. Yubnub

Posts: 100; Member since: May 23, 2013

Hope he gets paid.

2. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

He won't. They are just trolling whomever decided to buy 3 new iPhones. That's ebay for you.

6. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

lol complete genius to fool the isheep LMAO!!!

8. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

If you read, or looked at the picture, you would have noticed that the person who sold it for $10k only sold the one 16GB unlocked in that auction. He may have more, I dont know...but the person who was selling 3 was a different person entirely. You are right about him probably not getting paid though.

20. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

iPhone with real gold is sold for less than $5k...now if someone pay $10K for something that is not even real gold...all I can say is...biggest ever i$h33p

3. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

This is a TRUE story, however, it was omitted that the iPhone was put up for auction by Apple's Marketing Team and paid for by Apple's Marketing Team. Sadly, the purchase isn't covered by eBay's Protection Policy or iPayPal.

4. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

And you can prove this? Do you have any sources?

13. Sauce unregistered

He just made that up to fill that deep void of insecurity and hate.

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

He's jealous.

24. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

I'm curious to know if YOU would've paid 10k for the same phone. Somehow through all the Apple hype you seem to muster, I still think you are much smarter than this person to pay that much. No offense, but this is why us anti-Apple people see things differently. This person is a complete moron. John B.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol exactly +1 to you and Mxy

17. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I think he's being sarcastic and almost artistic in his trolling.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

As usual lol

22. weinerslav

Posts: 126; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Sadly, you don't have sense of humor... If only apple was selling it! And I thought the void and insecure people were the ones glorifying phones (and objects) as proof of their own superiority... I guess I got it wrong LOL

19. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Yes, I consulted with the master resource of all: eBay for iDummies (Special Rainbow Edition). Available at all Starbucks Worldwide (Wi-Fi Not Included) and at participating rAinbow BriTe stores nationwide.

5. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

what an iDiot

7. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

man what a DUMB ASS good lord!!! thats how u KNOW iphone users are dumb in the head!!! what more proof do u need??? serioisly??? anyone??? thought so

9. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

So.......you think all iPhone users are dumb because of some dude with money to burn? You sound pretty dumb

11. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

he's just butthurt because no one will ever buy an android device (even if it were 16 core, 41 mp, bla bla bla) for that price...

16. willard12 unregistered

So, you're saying no android user is that dumb. Got it.

29. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

nope, clearly butthurt... if some android device sold at that price, you won't call it dumb... but since none could reach that point, the only way you can defend your laggy droid is by calling others dumb...

25. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

You're right! Most Android users(80% of the world marketshare), realize we have other priorities rather than blowing money needlessly on a phone. I'm mean, really here. John B.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This is worse than what this guy in Chicago sold it for last year. http://tinypic.com/r/zwkyh3/5 Same guy sold a Gold 16GB AT&T model for $1,600...

12. GrapeEyes

Posts: 248; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

This article needs an update fast. The sold gold iPhone on eBay was cancelled due to it being a nigerian buyer that was using a fake eBay account. Apple will do anything to boost it sales. And fools will always fall for it.

18. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

You have to be a idiot to pay 10g's for a golden iphone.

21. ZeroCide

Posts: 813; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

A fool and his money are soon parted.

23. RomeoJDR

Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

Just as I was beginning to think Samsung fanatics were approaching the maniacal level of Apple's clan, it has become clear that Apple continues to dominate the moronic fan base.

27. Vireak unregistered

There is vanity and stupidity in all of us.

28. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

This stupid story kind of reminds me of the article about a lady who thought she was getting an Apple iPad from Craigslist; after paying $800, she opens the box and gets 2 Apples.

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