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post #11 of 40
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Originally Posted by Schoat333 View Post

You mean the same colors that the ipod mini had 5 years ago? wink.gif


Samsung should advertise it as "the gold edition for idiots".

The iPod Mini looks nothing like the Lumia line of phones though. The iPhone 5c looks like a carbon copy of the Lumia 620 however.
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Lol I knew when I posted this thread there would be a Xerxes reference.

When I went to get my iPhone 5s upgrade I was told "nah man we are sold out no more golds or silvers only black ones are left" I kinda snickered and was like ok.... Better in black so win for me. Don't get me wrong I would have loved to buy a gold phone to turn around and flip for 10k. Lmao
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post #13 of 40
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Lol I knew when I posted this thread there would be a Xerxes reference.

When I went to get my iPhone 5s upgrade I was told "nah man we are sold out no more golds or silvers only black ones are left" I kinda snickered and was like ok.... Better in black so win for me. Don't get me wrong I would have loved to buy a gold phone to turn around and flip for 10k. Lmao

I think the gold iPhones are pretty cool smile.gif I bought one for my mom and she thought the Gold color was the best one.
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post #14 of 40
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Okay, honest question.

Has anybody here ever bought a gold phone?

Or, better yet, have you ever WANTED a gold phone?
i have a couple of arabic friends
their sinks were gold, phone cases with swarowski etc etc
just for show man.

plus although it might be seen as stereotyping but those guys which wrote "this is done to expand sales in middle east" it will be true
if they somehow manage all those iphone users to go back with an android phone rolleyes.gif
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post #15 of 40
Samsung never copies Apple. Never ever. Gold is just a coincidence. Really!
post #16 of 40
I'd be interested if it was a limited edition gold metal case, but gold plastic, nope....
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post #17 of 40
It's the same specs? Lame.
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post #18 of 40
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I laugh everytime people say samsung doesn't copy.?when I first bought my s3 it felt like opening a Apple iPhone box. Plastic phones though are a no for me. If I'm paying that much for phone it needs to be a power house and good build quality. Making a $700 dollar phone out of plastic is BS.
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post #19 of 40
Guys you don't see the effect of this outside of the U.S. do you?

In China, gold symbolizes luck and will be favored among many Chinese consumers.

Here in the Arabian Gulf, specifically in the United Arab Emirates, people are going CRAZY over the gold iPhone 5S. It isn't officially released here and people are demanding them! They want the gold.

The cheapest you can find an iPhone 5S TODAY is at like a 21% off limited time offer Space Gray iPhone 5s at 3,000AED ($816). Thats a super great deal. The problem is that everyone wants the gold. www.souq.com is a pretty good place to find the best deals for stuff on the grey market like the iPhone 5S. Check out the 16GB Gold iPhone 5S price: http://uae.souq.com/ae-en/apple-iphone-5s-16-gb-4g-lte-+-wi-fi-gold-5754385/i/

As of this time, it is AED 5,490 ($1500). And they are selling like HOTCAKES. At launch day, people paid upwards of 6500AED ($1800) to get their hands on a gold iPhone 5s.

This is a natural phenomenon among arabs from the gulf here. Apple iPhones released in September do not come out officially here until late December. And everybody wants to show off that they have the latest iPhone. A 16GB iPhone 4S in mid-October of 2011 was around AED4,000-4,400 ($1089-$1200). Same thing happened with the iPhone 5 (although even a bit more because of its new design, easier to show to people). So now that there is a NEW COLOR and it is in a luxurious gold, EVERYBODY here wants one.
post #20 of 40
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Okay, honest question.

Has anybody here ever bought a gold phone?

Or, better yet, have you ever WANTED a gold phone?

No and no.
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