News by Luke Jones on Sunday September 28, 2014.
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Apple launched the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last week and it was a massive roll out. The company had millions of devices ready to ship, but it was still not enough as the handset smashed records and have ultimately sold out. If you want a new iPhone now you are looking at a shipping time of a few weeks, which is admittedly fine for most of us, while others will simply wait until the initial launch fever cools.However, some people want their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus now and will go to greater cost to get one. Online giant eBay told me this week some of the staggering figures around the new smartphones on their (admittedly large) corner of the retails space, and it seems the iPhone 6 has also had an effect on older models: On a global scale, nearly 652 iPhones were sold per hour on eBay during the first weekend of iPhone 6 availability. Sunday, Sept. 21 boasted the highest global iPhone sales to-date on eBay since the iPhone 6 was first announced on Sept. 9. Nearly 59 iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models were sold per hour on eBay in the US during the first weekend of official availability. In the US, shoppers paid an average of $1,000 to purchase the in-demand iPhone 6 and 6 Plus (unavailable at other stores and retail sites) on eBay. If you simply cannot wait to get your iPhone 6 then you can head to eBay and make the insane decision to pay well over the odds for one. At the time of writing, some of the prices for a new iPhone 6 ranged from $980 to $1,400 as people who snapped up multiple models look to sell devices on for far higher than their mark-up price. Oddly enough, people are actually buying them too! source: eBay
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at degree level before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news, as well as overseeing the site's content and direction.