Think You Can’t Wait? eBay Market Outside U.S. Hot for iPhone 4S

Think You Can’t Wait? eBay Market Outside U.S. Hot for iPhone 4S

Molto caro! An iPhone 4S for sale on Italian eBay.

Although Apple has slashed international shipping times for many countries, eBay auctions may bring the iPhone 4S to early adopters before they can buy them in stores.

eBay currently lists a whopping 8,000 iPhone 4S for sale on its international circuit, in addition to individual country markets.

Some 22 European countries await the iPhone 4S launch on October 28, but that hasn’t stopped people from trying to sell them now via the online marketplace.

Cult of Mac found dozens of listings for the iPhone 4S – ranging from  EUR€799.00, or about US$1,100 in various eBay sites.  In Brazil, that eBay price levitates to about US$1,300 or 2,300 real.

eBay currently lists a whopping 8,000 iPhone 4S for sale on its international circuit, in addition to the country markets.  Prices vary from AUS$1,685.18 for a jailbroken model to a “24 carat gold plated” iPhone 4S for $2,600.

Of course, a healthy dose of caveat emptor is in order: best case scenario, these are the real deal pre-ordered in the US. Worst case: they’re pricey knock-offs.

Anyone willing to take a chance (and spend the cash) for an eBay iPhone 4S?


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  • Frap1412

    Well, this is the situation here in Italy, all is expensive ………

  • guiyeja

    Buying right now from eBay is a big mistake… That’s because unlocked devices will come out in november, as Apple store stated since the preorders began. I’m pretty sure those devices on eBay are knockoffs.

    I’m patient enough to wait. Buying a 4S from the Apple store is the best and secure thing to do.

  • Jared Earle

    Outside the US? You can buy an iPhone 4S unlocked direct from Apple here in the UK. This story makes no sense.

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