Wholesale Phone Company

[Update: The site has been taken offline, but there’s a cached version hosted at Fireballed.org, which includes all the good stuff. It’s just missing an image or two.]

I tweeted this yesterday, and still can’t stop laughing about it. It’s a counterfeit iPhone 6 being for $250. So many gems on this web page:

This phone is the same as the Apple iPhone 6 without the Apple logo on the back of the phone or the iPhone 6 text on the white box (sometimes the phone comes with an Apple like logo). The internals of this phone are the same as the Apple iPhone 6.


Do NOT pay $600, $700 or even $800 for the same phone.

The quality, finish & performance of this phone is the same as the Apple iPhone 6.

From the specs list:

  • Video recording: Yes
  • E-book format: Excel, PPT, Word
  • Screen resolution: 854 × 480 pixels
  • Gravity Sensing System

Who hasn’t enjoyed reading a good .xls novel? But it gets better: they embed an unboxing video from someone who specifically emphasizes in the video just how bad the performance of the phone is. The people selling this phone chose to embed that.

I think my favorite thing, though, is the photograph of a warehouse at the very bottom of the page. (Ripped-off, of course.) There are no words to accompany it, but the implication is that this enormous, airy, well-lit, clean warehouse is where they’re selling these phones from. Convincing!

I’m half-tempted to buy one of these on a lark.

Sunday, 16 November 2014