1. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    So this is frustrating. I was hanging out with a buddy and a friend of his today and we were chatting. The guy who I dont know that much works at the Apple store here in Portland and as I mentioned that I have been calling daily to track down the iPhone 4S in unlocked form, he said that all the stores in the Portland area (and other areas from what he understands too) are being targeted by resellers who showing up very early in the AM and also in the evening and are buying as many stock in the unlocked version as possible and then are shipping them out.

    Apparently there is an internal memo going around regarding this problem. This sounds really familiar too.
    12-31-2011 04:04 PM
  2. Oliverg109's Avatar
    Are they planning on doing anything about this?
    12-31-2011 07:16 PM
  3. MunchkinD13's Avatar
    Doesn't surprise me. Most of the used iPhones I've sold were to people shipping them overseas.
    12-31-2011 09:44 PM
  4. Timhewitt's Avatar
    Most Apple stores are still enforcing the restriction of two phones to a customer in one day, so just go when the store opens and you should have no trouble getting a phone
    12-31-2011 10:34 PM
  5. jpdaballa's Avatar
    that's annoying, i bet they resell on craigslist as well selling them overpriced because they are sold out everywhere.
    01-01-2012 05:29 AM
  6. Timhewitt's Avatar
    Apple will ship, for free, from their website with two weeks of your order being placed. Just order online and skip the Apple Store. No waiting to find out they are out of stock.
    01-01-2012 05:44 AM
  7. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Yes, my local CL is full of the unlocked versions. They are selling the 16GB for 800 bucks. As someone mentioned a few comments up, Apple is still only allowing 2 per person. However he says that these guys show up in big groups. Really sucks.

    Either way I ended up doing what Tim said and ordered online. Only negative is the ship time is 1-2 weeks.
    01-01-2012 10:03 AM
  8. Kehjj04's Avatar
    1-2 weeks isn't terrible! But feel you! Totally off topic but I was online the minute big time rush tickets went on sale I tried to order but they were already sold out because "members". Of the vendors are allowed to purchase a day early. I go on CL and they are selling 25 dollar tickets for 100 bucks!!!!!!! I was heartbroken it was supposed to be the surprise of the century for my almost 7 year old . I hate money hungry people
    01-01-2012 10:32 AM
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