iPhone X resellers beware! Transaction may leave you with broken bones

iPhone X resellers beware! Transaction may leave you with broken bones
The iPhone X is expensive and in demand, too, as Apple barely manages to make enough of those to satisfy the initial rush of early adopters. That is why when David Stowers decided to flip his unit for $1300, he chose the well-lit dining area of a Publix grocery store, with the resulting security cameras and plenty of people around.

Still, this didn't stop his potential buyer, one Kievian McGhee (not his real name, it turned out) to try and run with the loot a few seconds after he got the box for inspection. Thankfully, an automated shop door didn't open quick enough, so the iPhone X owner managed to catch up and get into a fight for Apple's latest and greatest. The thief, however, slammed David Stowers to the ground, breaking his collar bone in the process, aided by his getaway driver Michael Rogers who flew in, and ganged up on the iPhone owner together with McGhee. 

At that point in the kerfuffle, the store manager and a shopper managed to kick in and get a hold on Rogers and McGhee so that they release Stowers, but apparently they were only arrested later on. The culprits now face various charges, David Stowers faces broken bones recovery, but it's not clear if there is a "no iPhone X was harmed" disclaimer in the whole story.



source: AJC

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32 Comments

4. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1346; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

The guy was assaulted and you are worried if the iPhone is unharmed? A little faith in humanity lost.

5. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

iPhone X is changing the world....

7. lyndon420

Posts: 6878; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Yeah? How so? You're the only loyalist left here...you must feel so alone. Nah...who am I kidding...you have your beloved iPhone. ;)

9. GdgetXpert1337

Posts: 117; Member since: Oct 31, 2017

U need sum sunlight my friend

8. mootu

Posts: 1541; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

"5. cnour (Posts: 1854; Member since: 11 Sep 2014) iPhone X is changing the world...." And not into a better place...

11. karll1

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

I can't get myself to sympathize for the phone owner

14. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Why not? He was robbed and assaulted.

12. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Didn't get a single offer on mine, either via Ebay or Craigslist. Returned it unopened the other day. Even with the severely constrained supply, no one was interested in buying it. But this perfectly illustrates why I really didn't want to go the Craigslist route.

15. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

How? And why did you return it instead of selling it on eBay? Look on eBay right now. The lowest you can find a new one at is around a $100-200 premium. I sold 2 64gb in silver and made about ~$350 profit on each using eBay. They sold very fast.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I had it listed on Ebay from Nov. 1st until the 12th, with nowhere near the high price of many and best offer turned on, not a single bite. About the 7th, I placed it on Craigslist, also. Again nothing. The day I took it down from Ebay (after 13 days listed) it had about two dozen views, and 1 watcher.

29. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Just because they're listed for a high price on eBay doesn't mean they're going to get it.

17. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

No offence man, but what's your seller rating on eBay? Also curious how you advertised it. I didn't try with the iPhone X, but with great advertising of what my iPhone 3GS/4/4S offered, they sold pretty quick. 64GB 4S sold for $325 USD in 2016.

23. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Never sold anything there before. I have a perfect buyer rating. It was a very simple ad, stating the phone was a Verizon 256gb iPhone X, unopened. Fast and free shipping. $1500 or best offer. Not a single bite. Not even on Craigslist, which surprised me. No damage done, it was returned unopened. But honestly, I was keeping an eye on Ebay, and I saw a lot of them not moving (albeit at much higher asking prices, mostly). I think some sold initially, but even with severely constrained supplies, there weren't huge wait times. People saw that with Little patience, they'd have one relatively quickly.

30. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I've never understood why people would give $100+ over the selling price for something that will be available in a weeks to a months time. Have a little patience and use the money you saved to buy accessories at the very least.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I decided to screw Craigslist, and just ordered mine from Apple.

19. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

SMH.. rookie mistake

20. 1solo

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 15, 2017

Savages like this will rob their own mother

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hope both of those punk ass thugs get time.

24. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Hope they get their rectums widened during that time.

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Idiots man.

25. LiLLicky

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 27, 2017

Very poorly written article. Grammer errors everywhere.

26. LiLLicky

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 27, 2017

These losers ain't nuttinbut beyatchs

31. Anchor

Posts: 160; Member since: Jun 16, 2017

Lol, we've seen dumber things in America. But this is another low point

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