Just traded in our UDP plan on my wife's iPhone to get her a new iPhone. Apparently, they are sold out just about every where and my wife was a bit ticked off that she was going to have to wait 2-4 more weeks. I checked VZW: Sold out. (Except the 256GB Piano Black one). T-Mobile: Sold out. Yes, we are willing to switch. So I decided to check Apple.com Huh?!? There are some Silver 128GB ones available. Not caring what color it is as she uses a wallet case on her phones, I put one in my cart. I chose Verizon and was offered 3 payment plans since my wife is out of contract. 2 monthly options, full price, and 2 yr contract?!? Contract price was $299. Hmmm. I choose a 5Gb plan for $50, even though I know VZW's is $50 for 4. My wife rarely uses more then 3GB. What is going on here? I called VZW to see what the catch is. She told me she didn't think there was a catch. Go ahead and buy it from them and if there is something fishy, we will fix it. Apple doesn't bill you. I web chatted Apple. She said "There is no catch... only a $40 one time activation fee. Call us, we can help you easier on the phone". So I call. I tell this woman the story. She agrees the only catch is the $40 up front. VZW charges $20 at a store and nothing online. So I'm getting a $749 phone for $299 + $40? Sweet. Then she tells me "Sorry, sir, I don't see any available at that store. I see one in Toledo." What?!? I go back to Apple.com. I go through the process again. Add the phone. Go to check out and, sure enough, it says: Delivery only. Dam... wait... what? I notice there are 2 phones in my cart. The first one was still there and it says: Available for Pickup. Apparently the Apple store took it out of inventory when I added it to my cart and I got one of the last ones $400 cheaper because I signed a "contract". #WIN Bill should be $70 a savings of almost $20.