1. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I got lucky last Friday...I happened to find one of the only Best Buy's in Georgia that actually got gold iPhone's, and I just happened to have a friend that worked there that could take one of the three 32GB models they got (the rest were 16GB apparently), and I walked in, paid for it and walked out in less than 30min. It was so easy, and I had people gawking at the phone while I was checking out.

    This thing is really, really nice looking too...you've all seen it, and I personally think it was the SECOND nicest offering this year. Why second? Because my wife got the space grey model, and after looking at it all weekend, THAT is my favorite of the 3 this year. Something about the black on gunmetal contrast, the clean look of the fully black front glass panel. It just does it for me. I have no regrets on the gold, it's very nice looking, but I don't love it enough to keep it when people are spending so much to have them.

    One of my friend's co-workers wanted a gold 32GB badly, as he was getting it for his wife for her birthday...we made a deal and I made a handsome profit, and I can go buy the space grey one, the case and the dock and still have some cash left over for some Braves post season tickets! Bragging? Maybe a little, but who am I to tell a desperate person no? LOL!

    At any rate, I didn't love the gold chassis enough to say no to money, so my time with it was short. Space Grey here I come!

    TL;DR - Sold gold iPhone this morning, going to go on a shopping spree at Apple again and get a space grey one and some other swag!
    09-23-2013 09:33 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I would have done the same thing, my friend.......I've seen the space gray iPhone 5S, and like you, I prefer it over the other two.
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    09-23-2013 09:37 AM
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    Cool story bro....
    09-23-2013 09:37 AM
  4. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Cool story bro....
    I just felt like bragging a bit, I didn't expect the gold one to be this epic need for so many people lol!

    The worst part is, for the next several hours...I have no phone! LOL!
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    09-23-2013 09:45 AM
  5. BLiNK's Avatar
    too much swag for a brotha
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    09-23-2013 09:58 AM
  6. runner7395's Avatar
    My gunmetal iPhone is set to be delivered Wednesday, can't wait! My wife went with the Gold.
    09-23-2013 10:05 AM
  7. maryjane2300's Avatar
    Haha good stuff! I had my heart set on the gold one too UNTIL I saw the space gray one. Loving my 64gb space gray. Sexiest phone ever!!!!


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    09-23-2013 10:06 AM
  8. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    You know what started to turn me off the gold one? In certain lights, the gold is DARK...especially in the evening, I noticed that I would look over at it on the table and where it was very subtle in daylight, it was very DARK gold in artificial light. It wasn't a huge deal, but I wasn't as in love with it as I was when i first bought it (and began having envy of my wife's new iPhone).

    Combine that with the fact that in a case, you can't even see the gold chassis really, it wasn't a very hard decision.
    09-23-2013 10:57 AM
  9. tigerinexile's Avatar
    Even if you had loved it, it's a good deal and you could have pocketed the profit and re-ordered a new one...

    But good to see everyone happy -- the best market transactions!
    09-23-2013 01:04 PM
  10. M.Rizk's Avatar
    Don't know how you people like the Space Grey, I feel like colors don't match at all. Black and slate was awesome I always liked it but I would have never got it too because scratches are so visible in them. I was still confused not sure which one to get the Silver or Golden. Since I need the 5S fast, as I am traveling for a short holiday on the 8th of October I thought if I order the Silver 5S I will get it faster, apparently there is no difference but anyways I now feel the silver is better for me.

    The gold is just too shiny, and will attract thieves like a magnet.
    09-23-2013 01:19 PM
  11. pr1nce's Avatar
    Space gray would be my choice too. Looks sharp.
    09-23-2013 01:19 PM
  12. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Don't know how you people like the Space Grey, I feel like colors don't match at all. Black and slate was awesome I always liked it but I would have never got it too because scratches are so visible in them. I was still confused not sure which one to get the Silver or Golden. Since I need the 5S fast, as I am traveling for a short holiday on the 8th of October I thought if I order the Silver 5S I will get it faster, apparently there is no difference but anyways I now feel the silver is better for me.

    The gold is just too shiny, and will attract thieves like a magnet.
    I like the contrast personally, but most of all, I like the fact the front panel is all black. I lived with the white iPhone 5 and told myself I would probably get a black 5S (before we even saw the color choices).

    This selling of my gold 5S may have put me in a pickle though, because the store that I called this morning and asked if they had the space grey (and confirmed they did), turned out to be out of stock of all the colors...and that seems to be the story across the Atlanta area. I have a 4S at home thankfully that I can use, so it's not a life or death situation, but you gotta hate it when a store says they have stock and they don't, otherwise I would have held off on selling it until there was a replacement ready to go.

    Oh well...LONG LIVE THE 4S! (until tomorrow, lol!)
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    09-23-2013 01:33 PM
  13. M.Rizk's Avatar
    I like the contrast personally, but most of all, I like the fact the front panel is all black. I lived with the white iPhone 5 and told myself I would probably get a black 5S (before we even saw the color choices).

    This selling of my gold 5S may have put me in a pickle though, because the store that I called this morning and asked if they had the space grey (and confirmed they did), turned out to be out of stock of all the colors...and that seems to be the story across the Atlanta area. I have a 4S at home thankfully that I can use, so it's not a life or death situation, but you gotta hate it when a store says they have stock and they don't, otherwise I would have held off on selling it until there was a replacement ready to go.

    Oh well...LONG LIVE THE 4S! (until tomorrow, lol!)
    Yes, I know how it feels... Same here just another situation. I ordered my 5S today from Apple.com and got no idea when it will ship :/
    09-23-2013 01:44 PM
  14. iRy757's Avatar
    I agree Sean. I had decided early on that I wanted the Space Grey model. I had kind of pondered gold after the people in line were talking about it, but it stayed true to my original decision. Even though it's the most common one, I'm extremely happy with my decision. I'm at a bit of a dilemma though because I love the leather case so much, so some days I'll use the case and other days I will go nude since that's what I traditionally do haha. They both look great!
    09-23-2013 01:53 PM
  15. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Awesome glad you got a deal, you made someone else happy and you got something out of it that doesn't happen too often so brag away brotha
    09-23-2013 02:02 PM
  16. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I like the contrast personally, but most of all, I like the fact the front panel is all black. I lived with the white iPhone 5 and told myself I would probably get a black 5S (before we even saw the color choices).

    This selling of my gold 5S may have put me in a pickle though, because the store that I called this morning and asked if they had the space grey (and confirmed they did), turned out to be out of stock of all the colors...and that seems to be the story across the Atlanta area. I have a 4S at home thankfully that I can use, so it's not a life or death situation, but you gotta hate it when a store says they have stock and they don't, otherwise I would have held off on selling it until there was a replacement ready to go.

    Oh well...LONG LIVE THE 4S! (until tomorrow, lol!)
    I would have sold that thing, too. I don't understand why anyone should keep it seeing as the profit you can make off one of these at the current time. They'll always be available in the future to own anyway. Thankfully people like us have patience. I bought and flipped a Gold iPhone between Saturday and today. It was worth my effort and I'll probably do it again.

    One thing: I wouldn't dislike the gold iPhone so much had it been with a black face and back. To me, personally, I think it would have looked nicer against black. I have to admit that I didn't see it in person until I took it out of the box when I eventually had to show my customer the phone since I wanted the guy to see that I hadn't even opened the package yet.
    09-23-2013 02:06 PM
  17. tbaptista's Avatar
    Flipping my wife's gold. She wasn't happy about it until she saw the profit she was making. lol
    09-23-2013 03:04 PM
  18. Craig's Avatar
    I got the Gray too, I just don't like white. And actually I don't care about the back, as I put a protective skin on it anyway so I don't see the color. Funny though had to go into AT&T store yesterday to get a sim for my wife's 4S and I walked up to the counter said "I would like 10 Gold iPhone 5S 64 Gig Please" and the woman nearly fell over. I laughed and said just kidding, but they were sold out of everything anyway.
    09-23-2013 03:31 PM
  19. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I don't think anyone if your lucky position would ever turn down the same situation you were in and obviously you made a very handsome profit to get the new phone you really liked anyway and all the other swag so best to you. Nothing wrong with bragging here.
    I doubled my selling price that I paid for my 4S on upgrade and it will allow me on upgrade to but a Space Gray 32 GB along with a a few extra charging cords and the case I have now and my case of choice along with Applecare+ so I cant complain either. Good for you Sean.
    09-23-2013 04:19 PM
  20. kd7irm's Avatar
    Good deal, other than the wait. I got lucky and picked up a space gray 64gig launch day. Would not even conceder the gold, but it does it for some people, to each his own, lol. Nice flip!


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    09-23-2013 04:37 PM
  21. MooseMonkey's Avatar
    I landed a space grey on Saturday (64GB the Sprint rep held for me while I drove frantically across Metro Atlanta in a storm). Love it. I picked up one of the new Apple-branded leather cases yesterday in black. It's quite nice, very snug, and the chamfered edges show as a thin, shiny, pewter ring around the edge of the phone. Sharp stuff, won't consider the lighter colors.
    09-23-2013 05:14 PM
  22. pkcable's Avatar
    I love gold!



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    Last edited by pkcable; 09-25-2013 at 09:30 AM.
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    09-23-2013 05:20 PM
  23. Behshad's Avatar
    Sean, your post "saved" me.
    I been going back and forth on Gold vs Grey for a week now.
    I found an Apple store that has both in store and with the new pick up at store option that Apple added to day, I had the Gold on in cart, all info filled and ready to hit PLACE ORDER. Right before pushing I thought to myself I better check out iMore forum and see peoples reactions on different colors and the first thing I saw was your post.
    4 clicks later, I am now a proud owner of SpaceGrey 64gb that is waiting for me overnight at Apple Store, which I had to sweet talk the wife to go get it for me tomorrow morning .
    So thank you for this post and saving me from getting a Gold that I know I would like but not as much as Space Grey !

    :-)
    09-23-2013 07:38 PM
  24. cgr1971's Avatar
    I would have sold that thing, too. I don't understand why anyone should keep it seeing as the profit you can make off one of these at the current time. They'll always be available in the future to own anyway. Thankfully people like us have patience. I bought and flipped a Gold iPhone between Saturday and today. It was worth my effort and I'll probably do it again.

    One thing: I wouldn't dislike the gold iPhone so much had it been with a black face and back. To me, personally, I think it would have looked nicer against black. I have to admit that I didn't see it in person until I took it out of the box when I eventually had to show my customer the phone since I wanted the guy to see that I hadn't even opened the package yet.
    I agree about the black with the gold looking better. I still wouldn't buy gold, I can't stand the looks of it, but Apple would have sold a million of them here in western PA if they had a black and gold one though. They could have just set up a mobile sales booth and brought a couple tractor trailer loads to the next Steelers game. I am sure someone around western pa will tear a couple of them apart and make a black and gold custom one.

    I would have done the same thing flipping it for a profit.
    09-23-2013 07:46 PM
  25. prophecyc2's Avatar
    I landed a space grey on Saturday (64GB the Sprint rep held for me while I drove frantically across Metro Atlanta in a storm). Love it. I picked up one of the new Apple-branded leather cases yesterday in black. It's quite nice, very snug, and the chamfered edges show as a thin, shiny, pewter ring around the edge of the phone. Sharp stuff, won't consider the lighter colors.
    .

    Anyway to post pics of the black/black?
    09-23-2013 08:04 PM
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