Apple iPhone tops Amazon’s bestselling electronics list in Germany

That didn’t take long. The most popular item on the “Electronics” list at (Germany) is currently Apple’s iPhone (8GB) for the price list of EUR 999,00 with the note: “This article is not available yet. Reserve your copy now…” Apple’s 4GB iPhone is currently #6 on Amazon Germany’s “Mobile phone” list.

The Apple iPhone is not yet available via’s U.S store.

The list in German is here.

English translation via Google of the page above here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Teddy H.” for the heads up.]

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  1. The price includes 19% VAT and no carrier contract. And Amazon also guarantees to adjust the price should Apple charge less on the actual release.

    So it’s apparently the maximum estimated price plus tax of the unbundled version, with the final price probably being lower, the carrier-subsidized price lower again and the net price without tax (for business customers) lower yet again.

    Not entirely out of whack when viewed that way.

  2. I think this is some kind of joke where a person can set up his/her own store then plugged this into the Amazon system. (Or somebody at Amazon is playing a funny one.)
    The price lists 999 Euros for the iPhone. That equals $1,261.!!!! )

    Also note that in the description text it says:
    ” Im Angebot von seit: 17. August 2004″
    Which translates to: “Offered by Amazon since August 17, 2004”

    Yeah, sure.
    The iPhone is not even shown on the Apple Germany website, so how can Amazon be selling it? does not even have it listed on the website, so how can have it?
    April Fools comes early this year.

  3. By the way: As far as I’m aware, release in Europe is not scheduled a year from now but in Q4/07, which very probably means well in time for the holiday season.

    But since Apple can’t force the hand of the european regulation institutions, they’ll have to allow some time for approval and they’ll also have to complete negotiations with the respective european carriers for the bundled versions of the iPhone…

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