eBay can be a place where you can make a deal or a steal. This is just what one “Papakar” absolutely ‘scored’ on eBay. He coughed up a whopping $10,000 in an eBay auction to gain ownership of the coveted iPhone 5S Gold version. The color of the device and its very USP seem to have gone down quite well with users, selling the device out just as soon as it was out in the open. The demand is still so high that the stakes of online auctions are winning some discerning users some pretty impressive profiles. Apple will produce more of this version of the successful iPhone 5S. Long hours in never-ending queues may have gotten some fans with the device of their dreams but for others, it’s just a matter of haggling online, especially with auctions hitting five digit numbers. This particular incident resulted from the featuring of an unlocked 16GB gold iPhone 5S on eBay just after it launched on 20th September.
The astonishing part is that the phone actually costs $649 but having someone out-bid 51 bidders and pick it for as high as $10,000 shows the loyalty the brand still commands. The user has also got a 100% positive feedback on eBay and a score of 1,278. In fact, Papakar only just managed to win the bid by bidding that extra $100.
[Via - I4U]