O2 sacks staff for selling iPhones for profit on eBay

Communications giant O2 has sacked at least six workers who used staff discounts to buy Apple iPhones and sold them on the internet at a profit, according to reports.

Employees in London-based stores allegedly bought large quantities of the fashionable handsets using 20%-off cards and then placed them on eBay.

An industry source told the Mail on Sunday yesterday: “O2 is cracking down on this practice in a sign that mobile phone firms are no longer prepared to turn a blind eye.

“The iPhone is an iconic product for O2 and it made sense to start there, but I predict that we will see this spread across the sector.”

O2 took on 1,400 new workers to cope with demand for the iPhone.

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