If you’re looking to score an iPhone 5 on the cheap, head on over to eBay immediately.
It makes sense that Apple might link arms with eBay once again. Apple doesn’t sell refurb phones online, but with the iPhone 6 on its way this fall, the company could be looking to rid itself of excess inventory.
Right now a refurbished, unlocked 64GB iPhone 5 can be yours for $US499. You can’t buy an iPhone 5 from Apple anymore; they discontinued it when the iPhone 5C came out.
Black 32GB models are going for $US479, also unlocked.
In fact, all of the phones in eBay stores are unlocked GSM models, meaning you can take them to a carrier like AT&T or T-Mobile and sign up for a plan.
It’s still unclear if this is a legitimately Apple-run store, but these refurbs come fully tested and in good condition. They even include a one-year warranty.