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how is it that all these idiots can get iPhones 6 and 6+ to bend, break, drop and otherwise destroy and those of us who want one have to wait weeks to get one?
 
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Did you put in the comments section of your purchase that you wanted to bend, break and drop it? My understanding is that those orders were processed first. :D
 
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Then I would like to run over one with a tank : )
actually, I would just like to use one n a somewhat normal fashion.
Verizon (the nations largest etc) seems to take for ever to get them
 

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Maybe since Verizon is the largest carrier and have more customers, the demand for the new iPhone 6 and 6+ is greater? Just be patient, you aren't going miss any calls between now and when you receive your new iPhone. ;)
 
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oh, its a phone too! well ill be darned, I'll have to tell my wife. she thought the price was too much money to spend on a free cell game and camera. and don't you worry, if it ever rings, i'll answer it. : -)
 

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how is it that all these idiots can get iPhones 6 and 6+ to bend, break, drop and otherwise destroy and those of us who want one have to wait weeks to get one?

Guess what?? In 1-2 years (when Apple releases the iPhone 7)…you'll look down at your dirty, scratched, dented, finger-cheese filled iPhone 6…and think…"what a piece of junk"…I want an iPhone 7"!;)lol

So enjoy the excitement & anticipation of getting a brand new iPhone 6.:) This warm-fuzzy feeling wears off VERY quickly after you get it (just like with any new electronic device).

- Nick
 
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I always get the new apple stuff, don't need it, don't ever use it to it's full capabilities, just lust after it. At my age (73) it's about all I can lust after anymore. Just want to be the first kid on my block to get one. Then next year I will sell it to someone and get the new one. Life is good!
 

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LOL, at 73 you're still a youngster. My wife and I volunteer at several nursing homes in our area. We run into folks who are in their nineties and still sharp as a razor. Unfortunately they're mostly women. That doesn't say much for us guys who seem to expire sooner or run out of steam. :p
 

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I always get the new apple stuff, don't need it, don't ever use it to it's full capabilities, just lust after it. At my age (73) it's about all I can lust after anymore. Just want to be the first kid on my block to get one. Then next year I will sell it to someone and get the new one. Life is good!

The last brand new Apple electronic item I ever purchased was about 1997…and this was after 11 years of buying brand new Apple items (1986).:) I learned after 11 years (at the time)…that I got VERY tired of spending $1500-$2500 for a brand new Apple computer…and then about 2 years later it being worth 50% of it's original value (depreciation). And this is if I sold the older computer at all…since back in those early days of the internet & before eBay and Craig's List…selling a used Apple computer was not as easy as it is now.

I definitely understand the lust & excitement for a new Apple electronic item.:) But (for me) there is just too much depreciation…and this depreciation from multiple Apple devices purchased year after year after year can add up to some REAL money.

What excites me now is. Shopping Craig's List…and getting a 2-3 year-old Apple computer that originally sold for $1500-$2000…and getting it for like $500. Understanding that this computer was really still worth around $750-$800…but I got it for $500.

My most recent "great deal" (about 6 months ago)…was a "Mid-2011" 27" iMac that was worth $1250…and I got it for $600.:)

But if the depreciation is not a big deal to someone…then I too would continue to lust after every brand new Apple device.:) Different strokes for different folks!;)

- Nick
 
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my friends refer to my electronic buying habits as Santa's Surplus store. I just like to get the new stuff and then when something newer and "better" comes along help my friends get a slightly used one of something at a low price. fortunately I have the resources to do that. and at 73 I know that age is just a number and attitude and my mind still thinks I'm 18. That said, I am quite happy with my iPad air and might be able to resist whatever comes down in a month or so. Don't tell my friends, I think one of them has his eye on the air.
 
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As long as your body thinks it is 18 santa. Mine sure don't but then again I am older than you.

And as an Apple shareholder may I congratulate you and ask you keep up with this trend of always getting new Apple things! Keeps us in goodies.

And there are other things I can lust after so I must have lived cleaner than you!
 

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And as an Apple shareholder may I congratulate you and ask you keep up with this trend of always getting new Apple things! Keeps us in goodies.

Ha ha Harry. I should probably look at things from this angle as well!:)

- Nick
 

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And there are other things I can lust after so I must have lived cleaner than you!

LOL, Harry. Must be that good clean air down under. The older we get the less we lust for the things of our youth. :p
 
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Really? REALLY?

Charlie you just ain't enough yet!!!
 
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We don't seem to have a problem with iphone stock here, you might try just walking into a store rather than waiting for that pre-order to arrive ...
 

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So enjoy the excitement & anticipation of getting a brand new iPhone 6.:) This warm-fuzzy feeling wears off VERY quickly after you get it (just like with any new electronic device).

- Nick

I'm afraid you don't quite understand Nick. If he he gets it now there's a bonus. In addition to the warm, fuzzy, new iPhone feeling there's the feeling of being one of the elite dozen or so people who managed to bend the thing. :Mischievous::Cool:
 
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The last brand new Apple electronic item I ever purchased was about 1997…
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My most recent "great deal" (about 6 months ago)…was a "Mid-2011" 27" iMac that was worth $1250…and I got it for $600.:)
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- Nick


WOW, and I was excited to get my own mid-late 20011 27" iMac in March 2013 and I thought I'd got a fantastic deal at $800.00, which replaced the mid-late 2007 24" that's now used by my wife I got used for about $600.00.

And I see I'm in good company at 73 and still Macin' after about 24 years but I did actually buy my fist Mac, an LC and it's 13" color monitor and StyleWriter printer bundle.

But have to take it easy on any excitement so that the ol' heart keeps working properly. ;)
 

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WOW, and I was excited to get my own mid-late 20011 27" iMac in March 2013 and I thought I'd got a fantastic deal at $800.00...

Yes it was a great deal.:) But it did have two problems (one I figured out later)...it had a "dodgy" SATA cable (which I'm guessing the seller knew about)...so that may have been a factor in the low price. BELIEVE ME...I went thru a lot frustration figuring this problem out...that I would have been very glad to have paid a couple hundred $$$ more to avoid!!;) And it had a crack in the glass on one of the corners (didn't effect viewing area).

...but I did actually buy my fist Mac, an LC and it's 13" color monitor and StyleWriter printer bundle.

Ohh yes...I purchased a whole bunch of new Mac's my first 11 years as a Mac-User:

- Mac Plus
- Mac SE
- Mac SE/30
- Centris 650
- Mac IIvx
- Powermac 7100/80av
- One of the official Mac-Clones.;)

But as I mentioned...I got tired of losing so much $$$ via depreciation...plus in the mid-late 90's with the internet & eBay...buying/selling used stuff was so much easier. Everything since has been used (2nd/3rd owner sort of stuff).:)

- Nick
 
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Those two old turds that commented earlier have it good. (I'm near 67) Hope you still wake up with a morning woody. Makes your day. I can drive nails with it. - When it's there.
 
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