Apple iPhone 6 pre-orders sold out

iPhone 6Apple’s new iPhone 6 looks set to be the hottest selling product on the market when it’s released on the 19th of September. Apple have already sold out of the iPhone 6 Plus (in all variants) in the UK and the US.

In the UK the only models you can currently order on a 7-10 day lead time are the iPhone 6 16GB in either Silver or Space Grey. All other memory and colour variants of both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus are now on a 3-4 weeks delivery estimation.

£5000 iPhone 6 PlusAs you’d expect iPhone pre-sale orders are already being put up for sale on eBay, with the most hopeful vendor in the UK offering an iPhone 6 Plus 64GB model in gold for a massive £5000 buy it now.

If you didn’t manage to get your iPhone 6 pre-order in before Apple sold out, don’t be a mug and pay a stupidly inflated price, just hang fire for a couple of weeks until stocks are replenished. You may not be first to get an iPhone but Apple will swing production into overdrive and in a few weeks time they’ll be back down to the RRP. Hold off a few months and there’ll be some great post launch deals from the carriers.

If you have got an iPhone on order because you’re about to throw the dice and gamble on a profit, then you need to be aware of eBay’s selling restrictions.

eBay iPhone Selling Guidelines

Listing the latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus product as presales

Sellers in full compliance with eBay’s Presale policy will be allowed to list the latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus product on eBay, 30 days prior to the launch date. Also:

Authorized resellers may list an unlimited number of items per week.
eBay Top Rated sellers may list up to 25 items per week (iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in total).
Sellers meeting eBay minimum performance standards may list 2 items per month.
Sellers who’ve confirmed their personal information may list 1 item per week.

Listing the latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus product after the launch

Once the latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus product is made available to the public, most sellers will be allowed to list them with some limitations:

Authorized resellers may list an unlimited number of items per week.
eBay Top Rated sellers may list an unlimited number of items per week.
Sellers meeting eBay minimum performance standards may list up to 8 items per week.
Sellers who’ve confirmed their personal information may list up to 5 items per week.
Sellers who have not confirmed their personal information may list 3 items per week.

Sellers who don’t meet eBay’s minimum seller performance critera are out of luck and won’t be allowed to list their iPhone 6 either for pre-sale or in the immediate post-launch period. If that’s you then you may as well enjoy your shiny new iPhone and sell your older model phone on eBay.