1. Nolander07's Avatar
    I happened to be in Best Buy this afternoon and decided to check out the 5c, just to see what it looked and felt like. During the conversation I was told I could get $300 on a trade in for my 16GB iPhone 5. They also happened to have a 32GB gold 5s. I have a few phones on my plan (through my family and business) so I have an upgrade available every few months. Needless to say, I walked out with a 5s with twice the capacity for $35 (the Verizon activation fee). I am quite happy. I was surprised because I thought there was a shortage of the "champagne" model.
    Rocket_Girl, Fausty82, ame and 4 others like this.
    09-25-2013 05:21 PM
  2. Peligro911's Avatar
    I happened to be in Best Buy this afternoon and decided to check out the 5c, just to see what it looked and felt like. During the conversation I was told I could get $300 on a trade in for my 16GB iPhone 5. They also happened to have a 32GB gold 5s. I have a few phones on my plan (through my family and business) so I have an upgrade available every few months. Needless to say, I walked out with a 5s with twice the capacity for $35 (the Verizon activation fee). I am quite happy. I was surprised because I thought there was a shortage of the "champagne" model.
    That my friend is called a score !!
    09-25-2013 05:24 PM
  3. maryjane2300's Avatar
    I happened to be in Best Buy this afternoon and decided to check out the 5c, just to see what it looked and felt like. During the conversation I was told I could get $300 on a trade in for my 16GB iPhone 5. They also happened to have a 32GB gold 5s. I have a few phones on my plan (through my family and business) so I have an upgrade available every few months. Needless to say, I walked out with a 5s with twice the capacity for $35 (the Verizon activation fee). I am quite happy. I was surprised because I thought there was a shortage of the "champagne" model.
    Wow good stuff!!!!


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    09-25-2013 06:51 PM
  4. tigerinexile's Avatar
    Best Buy is a great side-door way of getting the rarer iPhone models, provided that you don't mind getting one that is (temporarily) locked to the carrier. (Although all the Verizon units are unlocked, of course!)

    I got my 64 GB gold model at 8 AM on launch day, at a Best Buy in a Toronto suburb.
    09-25-2013 07:27 PM
  5. bgl321's Avatar
    I'd put that thing up for sell on eBay!! You should be able to get your money back and then some!
    09-25-2013 07:51 PM
  6. Nolander07's Avatar
    I'd put that thing up for sell on eBay!! You should be able to get your money back and then some!
    That's what the guy at best buy said, but it's too much work and who knows what the availability will be in the near future.
    09-25-2013 08:19 PM
  7. Terb's Avatar
    Grats on you find today. I would not sell it, enjoy what others want
    09-25-2013 08:23 PM
  8. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    That's weird you were able to get it walking in, I was under the impression that all Best Buys were doing reserve lists only, and were not doing walk in sales on the 5S (gold that is). Maybe that is sporadic throughout the country or something...who knows.
    09-25-2013 08:25 PM
  9. bgl321's Avatar
    That's what the guy at best buy said, but it's too much work and who knows what the availability will be in the near future.
    Sounds like you got what you wanted. Enjoy your new phone! :-)
    09-25-2013 08:36 PM
  10. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    I happened to be in Best Buy this afternoon and decided to check out the 5c, just to see what it looked and felt like. During the conversation I was told I could get $300 on a trade in for my 16GB iPhone 5. They also happened to have a 32GB gold 5s. I have a few phones on my plan (through my family and business) so I have an upgrade available every few months. Needless to say, I walked out with a 5s with twice the capacity for $35 (the Verizon activation fee). I am quite happy. I was surprised because I thought there was a shortage of the "champagne" model.
    Lucky you mate. Wish I had a gold.
    09-25-2013 09:12 PM
  11. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Wow! Wish I could find a gold model around here in 32gb. I have 2 space grey, one in 16 and the other in 32. Wonder what they'd take for my iPhone 5... 32gb...
    09-25-2013 09:30 PM
  12. Nolander07's Avatar
    The funny thing was that last week I told myself there was no way I was going to get a 5s. It's funny how things work out.
    By the way, they actually had 2 Verizon gold models there, and were sold out of all the rest.
    09-25-2013 11:13 PM
  13. bullonparade85#IM's Avatar
    On Monday i was thinking the same thing. im just gonna walk in and their gonna be in stock! Wow was i wrong. They are sold out in every store in my area. Worst part is i sold my 4s thinking i was gonna get a 5s quickly, now im stuck with a palm pre 2 till best buy gets more. I was told it should be 1 to 2 months!!
    09-25-2013 11:40 PM
  14. nikkisharif's Avatar
    That's AWESOME!!! I ordered my Gold Verizon 64GB through Best Buy and picked it up at 9am on launch day! I guess Best Buy has been a hero to some of us
    09-25-2013 11:46 PM
  15. pr1nce's Avatar
    Congrats on your new gold 5S!
    09-26-2013 12:27 AM
  16. neurodave's Avatar
    Congrats! Totally lucked out.

    Now go sell it for $1500 and make yourself a sweet profit!
    09-26-2013 11:17 AM
  17. melbsteve's Avatar
    just experienced something similar walking in a Optus Store (one of the bigger carriers in Australia) not expecting any 5S phones, and when the guy said he would check the inventory and returned I was taken aback because he even had 4 gold ones left. Unfortunately all 16gbs, but he was quite chatty and divulged they had received iPhones for the third day straight now, which seems to hint the supply is slowly at least getting more constant, even if in small packages.
    09-26-2013 11:23 AM
  18. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    i wonder if best buy in canada would do that to.. hmmm if i had a opprotunity like that i would take it to i think but then i am still happy with the iphone 5
    09-26-2013 09:09 PM
  19. Nolander07's Avatar
    i wonder if best buy in canada would do that to.. hmmm if i had a opprotunity like that i would take it to i think but then i am still happy with the iphone 5
    I was happy with my iPhone 5 as well, but I couldn't resist a newer phone with twice the capacity for essentially free.


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    09-28-2013 02:24 AM
  20. wbkm85's Avatar
    wow; you have great luck
    10-01-2013 11:43 PM
  21. TheRewardisCheese's Avatar
    On Monday i was thinking the same thing. im just gonna walk in and their gonna be in stock! Wow was i wrong. They are sold out in every store in my area. Worst part is i sold my 4s thinking i was gonna get a 5s quickly, now im stuck with a palm pre 2 till best buy gets more. I was told it should be 1 to 2 months!!
    OUCH! As much as I liked WebOS, I hated that hardware. Hope you manage to get a 5S soon so your PP2 can RIP
    offdahglass and nikkisharif like this.
    10-02-2013 12:24 AM
  22. Motorbones's Avatar
    I happened to be in Best Buy this afternoon and decided to check out the 5c, just to see what it looked and felt like. During the conversation I was told I could get $300 on a trade in for my 16GB iPhone 5. They also happened to have a 32GB gold 5s. I have a few phones on my plan (through my family and business) so I have an upgrade available every few months. Needless to say, I walked out with a 5s with twice the capacity for $35 (the Verizon activation fee). I am quite happy. I was surprised because I thought there was a shortage of the "champagne" model.
    So tell me, what part of China do you live in???
    10-02-2013 12:27 AM
  23. joshrocker's Avatar
    Worst part is i sold my 4s thinking i was gonna get a 5s quickly, now im stuck with a palm pre 2 till best buy gets more. I was told it should be 1 to 2 months!!
    I was so close to selling my phone also (galaxy S2). I had a quote on it at Best Buy, they were going through the paperwork and I backed out at the last minute just in case there was a problem with me getting a 5S. I have a flip phone that I have to use for work purposes and I was thinking I could carry that for a day or 2. Nearly 2 weeks later I'm very thankful I didn't sell it.
    10-02-2013 06:21 AM
  24. Nolander07's Avatar
    So tell me, what part of China do you live in???
    ?? I am not sure what you are asking
    10-02-2013 07:22 AM
  25. bullonparade85#IM's Avatar
    I was so close to selling my phone also (galaxy S2). I had a quote on it at Best Buy, they were going through the paperwork and I backed out at the last minute just in case there was a problem with me getting a 5S. I have a flip phone that I have to use for work purposes and I was thinking I could carry that for a day or 2. Nearly 2 weeks later I'm very thankful I didn't sell it.
    I got my gold 5s tonight. It took less time then I though. It was like torture not having a proper smartphone. Glad it's over. Really enjoying my 5s
    10-05-2013 02:49 AM

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