A Scalper Attempted to Sale the iPhone X for $60,000
After a year of hype and speculation, Apple’s latest and greatest iPhone, the iPhone X, will arrive in a few days’. Preorders for the phone went live on Friday night and, as expected, the device quickly sold out. Apple has promised that it will have a very limited amount of stock available in-store but urged customers to arrive early. As we saw with the Super Nintendo Classic, scalpers are always eager to take advantage of consumers by jacking up prices to absurd levels.
Ebay lists little over 9.000 results for the iPhone X. Some of the prices are reasonable, we found one selling for $930, but most of the phones were on sale for prices that can only be comparable to highway robbery. We saw plenty of phones on sale for twice what Apple is charging, but there are reports that someone listed an iPhone X for $60,000. We couldn’t find that one in our search, but TechSpot has screenshots which can be seen below.
We understand that some people legitimately make their living like this, but anyone who tries to sell a smartphone for the price for $60,000 is a con artist plain and simple. He has the right to charge whatever he wishes, but, hopefully, no one will actually pay such an absurd price. Worst of all, the seller can’t even guarantee that the buyer will receive the iPhone X on release date.
The grey market such as this has always been kind of sketchy as they often sell products for high prices, but we’ve never seen anything quite this bad. To be blunt, this is why we recommend everyone simply wait until more phones are in stock rather than encouraging scalpers and con-artists. You might have to wait a few months to get your hands on the latest iPhone, but at least you’ll do so with the satisfaction that you didn’t pay more for a phone than some people make in a year.
Eric is an avid tech junkie, gamer, and comic fan. When he's not working on his PC, you'll find him at your local comic book shop.