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Buying an iPhone off ebay
tsheil
Member

How does it work, buying a phone off ebay? Will I be able to simply buy it an activate it just like when you buy a phone through a verizon store? If it is used will I run into any trouble with activation? Also what about insurance?

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Re: Buying an iPhone off ebay
soupcannon
Sr. Member

Buyer beware could be bad or stolen and unless it is new there is no insurance

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Re: Buying an iPhone off ebay
Not applicable

I wouldn;t do it. I hada friend try that. They paid for a new phone, got one that was obviously used.

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BDA
Novice

You might try swappa.com. They are supposed to guarantee the phones to have clear ESN numbers and the prices are as good as Ebay.

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packer12
Member

You can, but you have to make sure the phone has a clean ESN (not reported stolen or unpaid account).

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bearone21
Leader

find something on craigslist & activate it before buying ota or at a verizon store. if you can't activate, as was mentioned, it might be stolen.

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vsulla
Member

get esn from seller and check it first if it's eligible http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/estore/certifieddevice/cd

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