Date
20 October 2017
Hundreds of iPhone 6 Plus dummies turned up at four Hangzhou dealerships which lost a combined 3 million yuan on the bogus deal. Photos: sina.com
Hundreds of iPhone 6 Plus dummies turned up at four Hangzhou dealerships which lost a combined 3 million yuan on the bogus deal. Photos: sina.com

Hangzhou phone dealers pay 3 mln yuan for dummy iPhone 6 Plus

Four mobile phone dealers in Zhejiang province have lost a combined three million yuan (US$471,349) after hundreds of iPhone 6 Plus they ordered from a supplier turned out to be dummies.

The dealers in the provincial capital Hangzhou had wanted to take advantage of falling prices for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Apple unveiled the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus last week.

Since then, prices for older models of the big-screen smartphones have fallen 15-20 percent, according to Apple Daily.

One dealer, surnamed Yuan, said he bought 1 million yuan worth iPhone 6 from a Wenzhou franchised store on Wednesday.

When the order arrived on Friday, he found the phones were dummies.

The four dealers bought 700 units of iPhone 6 Plus at 5,500 yuan each.

Yuan said he has been doing business with the Wenzhou company for more than a year and has had nor problems with it.

Police have not stepped into the case while the dealers continue their own investigation.

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