After seeing some threads about trust worthy sellers on ebay, I've discovered an alternative way buy a BRAND NEW SEALED Iphone, complete with reciept
This guy in the US does a US Shop and ship service. Basically you order with him, he trundles off and buys and sends to you, Payment is easy via paypal. I'd have no issues in ordering with him.
When I convered his quote from USD to GBR it came in at £260 all in (inc shipping and his charges) for a new 8gb unopened sealed model. Anyway thought someone might have been interested incase someone is still on the lookout for a phone.
Copy of the email is below - start from the bottom up for the full conversation
1)Is brand new, from Apple Store (bag included ;-)) from Soho or 5th Avenue
2) Customs charges are not included. Obviously we don´t have control over the customs.
3) will be mark as a GIFT but is doesn´t matter for customs purposes, probably you will have to pay customs anyway.
4) Paypal only for payments
On 27/09/2007, at 7:21, Steve E wrote:
Thanks for coming back to me. I’ve just a few questions if that’s ok
• Will the Iphone be brand new? Shrink wrapped etc (where will it come from, an apple store?)
• Does the shipping fee take into account any customs charges when it gets into the UK or will it be marked as a gift?)
• How do I pay you?
Sent: 27 September 2007 01:45
To: Steve E
Subject: Re: My Shopping List
First of all apologize for the delay, I´ve been on vacation to Spain. Sorry for any inconvenience.
1 Iphone 8G: 432,41$ (includes New York taxes 8,375%)
Shipping: 38$ (takes 10-12 business days average) to U.K.
14% fee: 65,85$
Total: 536,27$ Dollars US
Let me know if you are interested.
Looking forward to hear from you soon,