Quick, painless way to buy an iPhone 5: Don’t plan
The 32GB iPhone 5 I purchased today. It was a quick, easy get.
(Credit: Brooke Crothers)
Here’s the easy way to buy an iPhone: Don’t have a plan.
I didn’t intend to get an iPhone today.
But a phone call to a friend — who I knew was at a local shopping center near a Verizon store — changed my mind. The upshot: barely a line.
“Wait, this is the first day of iPhone 5 sales and this is Los Angeles. And you’re telling me there isn’t a long line?” — was, more or less, what I said.
By the time I got there the line was down to five or six people (just after 11:00). After 15 minutes I was in the…
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