eBay buyer off the hook for $10,000 iPhone offer

Sept. 28, 2013 at 1:32 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A California man selling a gold iPhone 5 on eBay said he gave the guy who bid $10,100 a break by canceling the transaction.

The anonymous seller told the Los Angeles Times the buyer had committed a potentially costly error by typing in an extra zero in his bid.

"It was a mistake," said the seller, who canceled the sale Friday.

The Times said the coveted gold iPhone 5s retails for $200 with a 2-year contract and more than $1,000 without the contract. The new phone sold briskly after its release.

A large number of the devices turned up on eBay and other Internet sale sites shortly after its release.

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