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12-07-2019, 19:29   #1
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iPhones - has to be too good to be true

New online shop, with an address at 77 Camden St.

https://arphoneshop.com/product/1432/

https://www.facebook.com/arphones/?ref=br_rs Facebook page is only a few days old too.

Has iPhone x starting at €449, which is crazy cheap. My better half took a walk past the address earlier and saw no trace of a shop, so I'm far too cagey to take a punt on it.

but posting this *just* in case they're legit and someone can confirm it's the deal of the century!

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12-07-2019, 19:34   #3
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Buy it for the craic and get back to us.
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Ehhhh... no, not legit...

Do you seriously believe there was even the slightest chance?!!!
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Their business checks out on CRO & Solocheck but whether its legit, is another thing.

https://www.solocheck.ie/Irish-Busin...Trading-641350

https://search.cro.ie/company/Compan...=641350&type=B
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Buy it and pay with PayPal for the laugh and see what turns up
Box of sand in 7 days I suspect
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Ehhhh... no, not legit...

Do you seriously believe there was even the slightest chance?!!!
Why not?

The phone is coming up on 1 year old in September. It’s value has dropped since then. We’re 2 months away from new iPhones.

Apple doesn’t reduce the price of the products on their online store during the year but there is a strong chance resellers can get their hands on stock for a lower price 10 months after its been released.

Can’t speak for the legitimacy of this seller but it’s not as big as some of you are making it out to be.
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Only 1 review so far but expect more.

https://www.yelp.ie/biz/ar-phones-dublin
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Why not?

The phone is coming up on 1 year old in September. It’s value has dropped since then. We’re 2 months away from new iPhones.

Apple doesn’t reduce the price of the products on their online store during the year but there is a strong chance resellers can get their hands on stock for a lower price 10 months after its been released.

Can’t speak for the legitimacy of this seller but it’s not as big as some of you are making it out to be.
...its still a €1200 phone new though, used ones are selling for min €700 on eBay.

Theres no way theyre legit selling them for €450, even used.

Theyre either fakes, stolen or most likely a total scam, albeit one gone to good lengths.
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"All of our products are clearly marked with grading"

Doesn't say they are new anywhere just this. Could that explain it?
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...its still a €1200 phone new though, used ones are selling for min €700 on eBay.

Theres no way theyre legit selling them for €450, even used.

Theyre either fakes, stolen or most likely a total scam, albeit one gone to good lengths.
Its an iPhone X, so almost 2 years old and also discontinued by Apple. The current model is the iPhone XS which will soon be replaced.

It looks dodgy all the same but a second hand iPhone X isn't worth much more than that and once the new one is out in September they'll probably be in or around that price everywhere.
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Its an iPhone X, so almost 2 years old and also discontinued by Apple. The current model is the iPhone XS which will soon be replaced.

It looks dodgy all the same but a second hand iPhone X isn't worth much more than that and once the new one is out in September they'll probably be in or around that price everywhere.
It's the 256GB model on that site, as I said the cheapest on eBay's sold listings is a shade under €700 with similar prices on Adverts.ie. Nobody is going to be selling them €200+ less than the going rate anywhere!
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€800 to buy the same phone at cex and they pay €500 cash for them so how would a shop make money at the price above after paying wages and rent on a unit etc
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Its an iPhone X, so almost 2 years old and also discontinued by Apple. The current model is the iPhone XS which will soon be replaced.

It looks dodgy all the same but a second hand iPhone X isn't worth much more than that and once the new one is out in September they'll probably be in or around that price everywhere.

The genuine phone looks like a scan if they can be sold for a third the price two years later.
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