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?