We’ve seen plenty of anecdotal reports of tourists leaving the U.S. full of iPhones (or trying to). What happens after that? In some cases, apparently, they hit Craigslist, or their international equivalents. What we do know: If you’re willing to pay a premium, you can buy an iPhone anywhere in the world.
Some of the prices below represent real auction bids; others are simply ask prices. For comparison: In the U.S., an 8-gigabyte iPhone retails for $399 before taxes; a 16-gig unit goes for $499.
This is an unscientific report: We expect prices to fluctuate, perhaps greatly, online and offline. And we don’t necessarily recommend you try buying from any of these sources without doing local research. Know a better place to find iPhones abroad? Let us know in the comments or via our anonymous tip form.
Country 8 GB (US$) 16 GB (US$) Source
Brazil $766-824 $883 Craigslist
Japan $430 (used)
Poland $558-634 $638 Allegro
Portugal $710 $907 OLX
Russia $594-597 $713 Molotok
Thailand $628 $722-879 Craigslist
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