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wondering if i'm being screwed (paid cash for iphone and don't have it yet)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by GQgeek, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. GQgeek

    GQgeek Well-Known Member

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    Because Rogers is ghey and won't sell you an iphone outright, and doesn't have the 3gs in stock and can't say when it will be in stock, I went to a small store that I knew through a friend (and where I originally bought my Razr) and paid cash for it ($775 with taxes). Now I paid cash b/c my mother had just repaid me for money I lent her for her dog's operation about a year ago, but I'm starting to think I should have paid with my credit card and banked the cash...

    When I went in to the store I asked the guy if they had any iPhone 3GS in stock. He said ya, but they only had the 32GB phones left. I said "ok i'll take one." The guy (pretty sure he's the owner) took my money, gave me an invoice, stamped it paid cash, and then told me my phone would be in later that night or the next day at the latest. I was surprised because I had been given the impression they actually had them in stock, but if it was gonna get in by the next day, I figured whatever. I'd bought from them before and I just assumed they were gonna have someone run a phone over from their other store.

    That was last friday. I went in on Monday and the same guy said "sorry, we haven't forgotten about you. There was a problem with the last phone we had in stock, but there's an order coming in tomorrow (yesterday)." Anyway, the day is almost over and I still don't have the phone yet.

    In the meantime I heard something about the store that's made me a little nervous. Someone I know used to buy iPhones from the store to send to customers as thank you gifts. One day, after he had paid, he sent someone down to pick-up the phones and the store was closed (for good). Then it reopened later, but the new management/owner or whatever never gave them the phones and they didn't get their money back afaik. Apparently there was a rift between the original partners and they split-up and each kept one store.

    For all I know the place is going out of business and the owner is just trying to pocket as much as possible before he closes down by selling a phone that's very desired but hard to get in canada right now. If I'm operating under the assumption that I'm being screwed here, how should I approach it since they already have my money? What should I do if they were to refuse a refund? The owner has already made promises twice about when it would be in and so I'm either being stroked or lied to.

    Ideas?
     
  2. DNW

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    Go down, bring a gun or a couple of really big friends. Either get your money back or get a phone. You're screwed otherwise.
     
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    Once again g33k is buggered.
     
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    Dude, $775 for an iPhone??
     
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    Once again g33k is buggered.

    He was buggered the second he paid $775 for a phone that's going to last half a year.
     
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    Because Rogers is ghey and won't sell you an iphone outright, and doesn't have the 3gs in stock and can't say when it will be in stock, I went to a small store that I knew through a friend (and where I originally bought my Razr) and paid cash for it ($775 with taxes). Now I paid cash b/c my mother had just repaid me for money I lent her for her dog's operation about a year ago, but I'm starting to think I should have paid with my credit card and banked the cash...


    This paragraph alone is gold.


    I truly do not wish anything bad to happen to you and I hope you get your money/iphone but goddamn you're a schmuck!
     
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    This paragraph alone is gold.


    I truly do not wish anything bad to happen to you and I hope you get your money/iphone but goddamn you're a schmuck!

    do you think "her dog's operation" is a code for "g33k's degheyification camp"?
     
  9. GQgeek

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    Dude, $775 for an iPhone??

    That's what they cost when you don't get them under contract. The total cost over the length of the term is less if you buy it upfront because you're not forced towards a more expensive plan than you need.

    Anyway, I tend to keep phones for a while. I've had my razr forever.

    This paragraph alone is gold.


    I truly do not wish anything bad to happen to you and I hope you get your money/iphone but goddamn you're a schmuck!


    die. [​IMG]
     
  10. GQgeek

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    do you think "her dog's operation" is a code for "g33k's degheyification camp"?

    If you search the what's pissing you off today, you'll find reference to the dog's operation and me being pissed about lending her money for it (cause it was gonna die anyway). So... FU!
     
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    If you search the what's pissing you off today, you'll find reference to the dog's operation and me being pissed about lending her money for it (cause it was gonna die anyway).
    Well duh, you can't change your being ghey.

    Hit the showers.
     
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    Well duh, you can't change your being ghey.

    Hit the showers.


    FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    iPhones have a shitty reputation. They break. You will not have this one for that long.
     
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    FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Anyway, your Socialist Canuckistani healthcare probably pays for dog operations anyway. If you actually grew a pair and moved to the US like you always say you will, we might have believed you.
     
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    Now, why the fuck would you pay money and not get your goods right then, especially when it's $775 for an iPhone at a shady phone shop?
     
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    Probably got the phone here:

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    You should poast in DT's moar.
     
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    This paragraph alone is gold.


    I truly do not wish anything bad to happen to you and I hope you get your money/iphone but goddamn you're a schmuck
    !


    Future Sig material.

    GQ, don't you guys have the ability to buy online from reputable online retailers like NewEgg or Tiger Direct? I'm not sure if those two sell iphones but $775 seems awful high. I'm sure there are reputable online sellers for less than $775. Is there a problem for Canadian buyers?
     
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    Future Sig material.

    GQ, don't you guys have the ability to buy online from reputable online retailers like NewEgg or Tiger Direct? I'm not sure if those two sell iphones but $775 seems awful high. I'm sure there are reputable online sellers for less than $775. Is there a problem for Canadian buyers?


    i thought you could just go across the border to canada and get them for free.
     
  20. GQgeek

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    Now, why the fuck would you pay money and not get your goods right then, especially when it's $775 for an iPhone at a shady phone shop?
    I paid the money before I knew it wasn't in stock. When the guy said he had them, I assumed he meant he had them in the store. It was only after I paid that he told me he didn't actually have one in stock. I thought he was just gonna go to the back of the store and bring me a box. After I paid, he said it would come in later in the day, and I assumed it was because they had them at the other store, which I had also been to in the past. I had bought my Razr there and a friend of mine that used to work at Rogers used to send all his corporate clients there for replacement phones. I knew another guy that used to order iphones from there to send to his customers. At that point in time, I still had every reason to trust him. I didn't hear about the rift between the two partners and all the other shit until this week. Up until then I wasn't worried. I actually had a friend call in today and ask if they had any iphones and he was told they were expecting an order in this afternoon. They didn't try to bait him in any way (like I would expect them to if they were scamming), so who knows, maybe their shipment just got fucked up and he was just telling me it would be in "tomorrow" because he was actually expecting them to come in. I guess it happens. It's a stupid way to deal with customers, but maybe that's actually what's going on. I am going to give it another day and then demand my money back.
    Future Sig material. GQ, don't you guys have the ability to buy online from reputable online retailers like NewEgg or Tiger Direct? I'm not sure if those two sell iphones but $775 seems awful high. I'm sure there are reputable online sellers for less than $775. Is there a problem for Canadian buyers?
    I never really looked. The only reason I did it this way was because I'm a little impulsive and I had been pining for a new phone for a while. When my mother showed up with the money, it was unexpected and I was close to the store, so i just said "fuck it, time to get an iphone." It was 685cdn + tax. For reference, a blackberry bold without a contract, directly from rogers, is 650+tax, so it's expensive, but not gouging. This is the new 3GS with 32GB. I might have been able to get it cheaper online somewhere, but after duty and taxes, the savings would have been marginal, by my experience.
     

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