Buy Your iPhone X from Apple, not Resellers

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Today is the official launch date for the iPhone X. Despite the craziness of last week’s pre-orders, many are still keen on getting the iPhone X on opening day. Thousands around the world have waited on line all night for the new phone. Of course with any new product launch, there will always be resellers who are looking to flip their devices to make a quick buck. There are already people listing the iPhone X for hundreds, and even thousands more than list price. I’m making a plea to you consumers, to please not buy from these resellers.

Take a look at this listing, for instance.

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Check out some of these absurd prices on eBay and Amazon.

Here are some of the reasons why you probably shouldn’t purchase your iPhone X from third party resellers.

Apple’s supply of iPhones isn’t as low as predicted

There were many predictions and articles about how the iPhone would likely sell out well into early 2018. However, if you go on the Apple Store at this very moment and try to order the iPhone X, you’ll see that the estimated shipping time is between 3-4 weeks. This means you’ll likely have your new iPhone by Thanksgiving, which is perfect for students coming back home for the holidays who can pick up and activate their phones. This also means that you can most certainly get your iPhone before the holidays.

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iPhone X shipping estimate. Source: Apple
Price

What do you call a $1,000 phone when you pay it off in 24-month installments? A $1,000 phone.

The iPhone X is already expensive as is. Though I have doubts about it being “the future” of mobile tech, it is still an excellent device. But you definitely should not pay more for it than you have to. Especially when that money would be going into the pockets of people who just want to take advantage of you. Some would argue “supply and demand,” but remember; as mentioned above, the supply isn’t as low as we initially thought it would be.

Purchase Protection

In the majority of cases, buying from an unauthorized third party means that you lose some of the protections you’d get if you bought directly from Apple. Apple has a two week return policy on their devices, which is good for if you change your mind, or if there is a manufacturer defect. On top of that, you could also get extra protections and extended warranty if you purchased the device on a credit card. This protection most likely would not work on third party resell purchases. While protections differ by credit card, the Chase Sapphire Reserve, for instance, offers 120-day purchase protection that would reimburse you up to $10,000 per item if stolen or damaged. Many credit cards also give you a full 1 year extended warranty on your device.

At the end of the day, it’s up to you to decide what to spend your money on. However, we just want you to make sure you have all the information before making a purchase on this device. Best of luck to you all. Let us know if you have any questions, or comment down below if you have your own stories about buying from resellers.

Also be sure to check out alternatives to the iPhone X, such as the iPhone 8 or Galaxy S8.

       

 

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