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Why an Apple store in Delaware is No. 1 in iPhone sales

November 14, 2013|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • The Apple Store at the Christiana Mall in Delaware claims to sell the most iPhones of any of the tech giant's retail shops.
The Apple Store at the Christiana Mall in Delaware claims to sell the most… (Maja Hitij / EPA )

People love iPhones about as much as they hate paying taxes, and that's exactly why the Christiana Mall Apple Store in Newark, Del., claims to sell more iPhones than any of the tech giant's other retail shops.

Delaware has no sales tax, which makes buying an iPhone in the nation's first state cheaper than it is in others. The Christiana Mall is also situated just off of I-95, the main highway connecting the East Coast states.

Those two factors combine to make the Christiana Mall Apple Store a mecca for shoppers looking to purchase iPhones for cheap.

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Manhattan's Fifth Avenue store, which is open 24 hours a day, sells more Apple devices, an unnamed Christiana Mall Apple Store clerk told "But no one sells more phones than we do."

The Christiana Mall attracts customers from several states, including New Jersey, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania, and the Apple Store there is appealing to customers who want to buy iPhones in bulk so they can go sell them in other countries, a clerk at the store told

So many people go to the Christiana Mall Apple Store that they come in charter buses from other states, according to the report.

Apple has declined to confirm the store clerk's claim, but they certainly seem credible.


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