Apple And Carrier Stores Opening At 8AM On September 21 For iPhone 5 Sales
So, if you aren't up for waiting a solid month to get one, and you aren't about to pay $2000 on eBay, what are you other options? Brave the lines and hit retail. Apple Stores as well as carrier stores (Sprint, Verizon Wireless and AT&T in the U.S.) will be opening up at 8am local time on September 21 to sell the iPhone 5. Of course, each store will only have a few phones, and there's no way to know ahead of time exactly how many units will be in your local shop.
There's only one way to get in on the fun early at this point: don't ignore your alarm.