Unbelievable Craigslist sale!

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  1. raqball

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    This clown is trying to sell his pre-ordered iPhone 5 32GB for $1,300!

    Wow!

    The funny part is that in the ad he says no scammers... Ummmmm, OK pal, what do you consider yourself to be selling at that price....

    Oh, he has 2 and for $1,300 you can choose black or white... ImageUploadedByiCafe1347654858.244122.jpg
     
  2. imutter

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    I believe he could sell it like that
    But really what a schmuck
     
  3. raqball

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    Agree with the schmuck part but can't see them selling for $1,300.. Thats $550 over retail pricing and $1,000 over on contract price..

    Can't tell by the ad if he purchased them at full price or not but I would guess he got them at on contract pricing..

    The price he is asking is beyond ridiculous!
     
  4. bballrob

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    If he can get that for them, I say more power to him!
     
  5. raqball

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    At 1st I thought it was someone goofing off or a joke so I texted the guy and that's really what he wants for them..

    LOL
     
  6. Girdler

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    The sad thing is, with pre-orders being pushed back for 2 weeks shipping, he will probably be able to sell the phone for over a grand online. Even if he has to do it through eBay, it's definitely possible. I hate that it is possible, but it definitely is.
     
  7. raqball

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    I can see selling it for a profit and have no problem with that.. It's the whole supply and demand thing..

    If he had them at $100 or $150 over retail then I'd be fine with that.. Heck even at $200 over retail it would not be considered scum'ish.. But $550 over retail? That IS scumm'ish in my book..

    Guess some people have more money than brains though.. So sadly, he probably will sell them at that price...
     
  8. Tinman

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    It's not really overpriced if someone is willing to pay that price for what is basically a luxury item. He is also taking a risk that there really will be slow a supply initially. People have certainly gotten burned taking that risk.

    Gouging to me is when someone has an essential, such as gasoline, and sells it for $100 per gallon to people stuck in a snowstorm and trying to run their vehicles in order to stay warm.






    Michael
     
  9. ipod

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    This is giving me ideas
     
  10. Tinman

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    Don't bother. You end up taking a lot of flack and go home smelling like gasoline. :D



    Michael
     
  11. raqball

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    Hahaha :)
     
  12. ipod

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    It's an easy $1000 though.
     
  13. bballrob

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    I admire his entrepreneurship. And I really like what Tinman said above about this being a Luxury item that some people will want right away, but chose not to do whatever it took to be online at the right time to be able to pre-order for the release date. This person is simply offering a service at a really steep price. Good for him.
     
  14. VOLS34

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    Somebody should meet him & rob his a$$ like he's trying to do.
     

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