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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Hope he gets paid.
posted on Sep 23, 2013, 4:39 PM 0
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He won't. They are just trolling whomever decided to buy 3 new iPhones. That's ebay for you.
posted on Sep 23, 2013, 4:42 PM 5
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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.
posted on Sep 23, 2013, 5:03 PM 0
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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.
posted on Sep 23, 2013, 4:44 PM 2
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And you can prove this? Do you have any sources?
posted on Sep 23, 2013, 4:53 PM 0
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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.
posted on Sep 23, 2013, 7:59 PM 0
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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
posted on Sep 23, 2013, 7:17 PM 0
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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.
posted on Sep 23, 2013, 6:40 PM 1
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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
posted on Sep 23, 2013, 5:03 PM 3
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So.......you think all iPhone users are dumb because of some dude with money to burn? You sound pretty dumb
posted on Sep 23, 2013, 5:15 PM 1
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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...
posted on Sep 25, 2013, 9:32 AM 0
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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.
posted on Sep 23, 2013, 5:30 PM 4
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