iPhone X just went on sale today in a whole bunch of different countries but Malaysia isn’t one of them. It’s coming, it’s just not here yet. This usually means, for reasonable people, that we’ll have to wait a while longer for Apple’s most anticipated iPhone since the original.
But the thing about us humans is, some aren’t reasonable. Some of us are willing to pay way more than anyone probably should for a smartphone, just so they can be the first. And that’s where scalpers thrive. People like this guy, who’s selling a 256GB iPhone X for nearly RM10,000.
Yep. RM9,888. Apparently, this guy spent 3 days queuing in Singapore so he could be one of the first to get his hands on these devices, which is pretty believable considering the queues we’ve seen in front of the Singaporean Apple Store. Crazy price mark up aside, you gotta give him props for his dedication.
But that’s besides the point. The thing we’re wondering now is: Who on earth would pay RM10k for the opportunity to own a mass-produced smartphone a little bit earlier than the rest of the country? I mean, iPhone X is almost certainly coming to Malaysia and the 256GB model will retail for RM5,899.
Doesn’t seem worth it to me. I’d rather wait, but maybe I’m not seeing the whole picture. What do you guys think? Do you know someone who would pay that much money for an iPhone X? Let me know in the comments below.