The Daily Mail has published an article claiming professional gangs of traders are buying up vast quantaties of the UK’s iPhone 4 stock and shipping it abroad.
The tabloid claims this is "depriving ordinary customers of getting their hands on them."
Apparently, these hoards of ‘runners’ are paid around 70 for each un-contracted device they get their hands on, which they pay between 499 and 599 for.
Directly asserting that this supposed practice has caused the iPhone 4 shortage, the Mail goes on to explain the chaos as ‘genuine’ customers become frustrated they cannot buy one.
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