@MJ @Stephan and @ all others looking to buy iPhones through this site… thanks for reading iPhonAsia, but we can’t help you with an iPhone purchase. iPhonAsia is a non-commercial site. Any ads you see here are placed by WordPress for WordPress … the price we way pay for having a “free” blog.
Judging by the volume of direct e-mails and comments received, it’s quite evident that grey-market demand for iPhone remains strong. iPhonAsia has received regular inquiries from all over the world asking how to get iPhones. One guy wanted to know how to buy iPhones direct from Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision) or through other “factory backdoor” sources. Ha! 🙂 I’m not such an ambitious or clever entrepreneur. Another greymarketeer was ready to buy (or so he claimed) ten-thousand iPhones for shipment to India, then to be exported to “non-authorized” resellers all over the world. These buyers are apparently reselling iPhones throughout Asia, Europe and BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries.
The number of “how to buy iPhones in volume” questions picked up after introduction of iPhone 2.0. This may have something to do with the new policy requiring “immediate activation to a carrier” at the point of purchase. This made it more expensive for the cadre of shill buyers employed by greymarketeers to obtain iPhones in large quantities, as they would have to pay a contract breakage fee.
If any readers would like to share more about the methods employed by greymarketeers to obtain iPhones, we’d be interested to know more about how they operate. You can add a comment to this post or, if you prefer, send us a direct e-mail. Your name and contact info will be kept confidential.
For those that want to buy iPhones in volume “above board,” Apple or authorized carriers would be delighted to hear from you. Here are the official Apple contacts for iPhone sales - Apple Enterprise Sales (877) 412-7753 http://www.apple.com/iphone/findastore/