If you plan to buy the new iPhone 6 there is one way you can start off your iPhone 6 purchase the wrong way, overpaying for an iPhone 6 pre-order that the seller doesn’t even have in their possession.
iPhone 6 pre-orders start tonight at 12:01 AM Pacific, but all day eBay sales for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ended with prices nearly double the off-contract prices that you can get directly from retailers and carriers tonight.
It looks like the prices of iPhone 6 pre-orders on eBay are climbing even higher than normal thanks to buyers not realizing Apple is charging less for the 64GB iPhone this year.
While there is nothing wrong with buying an iPhone 6 on eBay, paying several hundred dollars more than retail to a user that doesn’t have the iPhone 6 in hand or even a guaranteed iPhone 6 release date delivery is questionable at best.
There are several iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus pre-orders sold on eBay for $1,200 for a 128GB iPhone 6 Plus on AT&T that is $399 on contract or $949 off contract. Another 16GB iPhone 6 pre-order sold for $960, $300 more than you’d pay if you get online for the iPhone 6 pre-order tonight.
These are not the only overpriced iPhone 6 pre-orders selling on eBay right now. You can find many others promising a new iPhone at inflated prices.
In a week, if you can’t get one of the new iPhones on September 19th and you really want one on day one, you can head to eBay or Craigslist to pay a premium, but you should at least wait until the seller has a new iPhone in their possession or at least a pre-order for release date delivery.
The best bet is to go to one of the many stores offering an iPhone 6 pre-order starting at 12:01 AM Pacific or to walk in to one of the few stores that opens up on September 12th to take in store orders for a release date pickup. There are also some iPhone 6 deals including $20 off and a $15 gift card from Walmart.
Apple introduced two new iPhone 6 models this week and orders start tonight, one week before the iPhone 6 release date on September 19th.
The iPhone 6 features a 4.7-inch display and the iPhone 6 Plus a super-size 5.5-inch display. Both phones include a higher resolution, with 1,334 x 750 on the iPhone 6 and a 1920 x 1080 resolution on the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus delivers slightly longer battery life and a camera with optical image stabilization that should help prevent blur from camera shake.
Read: iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus
Both of the new iPhone 6 models include a faster Apple A8 processor and a Motion M8 coprocessor that helps track fitness. Owners can also use the NFC in the new iPhones to turn the iPhone into a mobile wallet with Apple Pay.
The iPhone 6 price starts at $199 on contract and the iPhone 6 Plus at $299 on a two-year contract.