I work at UPS. These people come in every week with 100-200 iphones a day. These are chinese people.
What the fuck do they do? Do they buy broken iphones then send them to apple? because we process it going to apple.
One guy said he sells them to people in china.
Obviously this has to be very easy since these people make a living off of this.
Does anyone here do this? Care to explain this shit to me?
I have 2 guesses.
The first is that they have some way of getting counterfit Iphones. And the second is that they are buying broken iphones in bulk, fixing them and then selling them in China.
Iphones sell for around 1000 in china so they buy for 500 600 here and make bank. I know this because I have arrested people for getting crackheads to open a phone account for the phone they pay them 50 bucks send the iphone to china and profit.
OP Here. We process them going to Apple for "repair". One of the guys says he looks for specific defects and sends them in, then sells them overseas.
1. What defect?
2. How do they send so many in?
3. How do they bring in 20-40 a day?
4. Why do they have other people's information attached to the Apple repair ID?
5. Where does he sell it to China? Ebay?
I do a simmilar thing with apple product in my country (middle EU).
i do this with ipod nano
there is an replacement programm on this -> send in old ipod, get new one, sell, profit. (100€ / ipod)
So i have done same thing with iphone but don't work for me so good. So maybe these guys buy iPhones with defects which could repair under warranty for example broken camera, broken buttons etc..
buy iphone 6 with broken camera ( must be an not self-induced defect for sure ), iphone must have still warranty, send to apple, get refurbishing iphone, sell, profit.
OP here. Just manually processed 26 again today.
What's strange is for every iPhone that comes in, the Apple repair ID is already attached to someone else - full name, address, phone number, everything. However, the addresses are all the same.
My guess is
>someone buys them off people
>makes sure they have warranty
>hasthem fill out a form
>uses his own address and pretends its a mail box selling/PO BOX location
>has them sent back to him
>sells them to china
HOWEVER, where would one sell to China? Ebay? I don't think Chinese people use eBay (from mainland China.) to buy. Normally they use eBay to sell.
They probably just look for defects that don't hinder the longevity of the phone when fixed, but is still enough for a stupid American to justify buying a new one.
>HOWEVER, where would one sell to China?
There's websites in languages other than English. He's either giving them to a friend/relative/business partner to sell from China or using a Chinese eBay alternative.
same job here.
The company is shit. The shipping prices keep going up, customers are just walking out and they tell us to push printing services we aren't even equipped to do.
and the Apple corporate accounts are annoying if your shitty PCs are still running Windows XP.
fuck the UPS store, it probably wont exist in 5 years.
There was a guy sending back an iphone 6 the other day who told me that the screens on the new models are expensive as fuck to replace and that local repair places cant do it.
that may have something to do with it.
>buy iphone 6 with broken screen
>screen costs $300
>applecare is $100
>get applecare, get phone fixed, sell for profit
Sat on leg.
cant feel leg
fap for leg
Also old thread shit, i got a ton of electronic inventory. how do i liquidate it fast.
Prices are going up.
Were pushing printing too. They want us to make business cards and we manually cut them by hand and the cutters are fucked.
Dont ever buy boxes from UPS stores. 12.50 for one of the bigger boxes. JUST THE BOX.
15.50 FOR US TO JUST PUT IT IN THE BOX.
I don't know how to answer that because I'm not a gypsy with magical powers, but Apple did sell 1% less than they thought they would, so likely they bought them wholesale from a manufacturer and sell them all over the world as unattached devices ready for prepaid plans.
They could also be fakes.
iPhone 6S already on sale in China, with speculators charging as much as US$3,300 per device
this was in september 2015, so only a few months ago. so i think this answers your question
i think you can use applecare only for iphones you bought at apple...not for 2nd hand iphones bought from sellers who didnt have applecare bought at the purchase of their phone...
am i wrong?
So i did this thing with around 20 ipods.
i send broken ones with damaged screen, with missing parts, with wather damage... but i send them also 100% working ipods.
the most importaint is the fucking serial number on the back on the ipod. check this on the internet site from exchange program. if serial number correct type in your data (name, adress, etc.)
next day UPS is infront of your door with small package. open it, in this package there is a envelope. Put iPod in envelope and than call UPS. Tell UPS package is ready to return.
wait for another 4-5 days. Get email from apple that ipod will change to new model cause of battery promlems. Next day after you get email new ipod comes with ups.
sell new one, profit.
Thanks very much! one more thing, when you send these ipods back, it asks for your account information. Do you use the same account each time or do you use different ones each time?