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Old 05-28-14, 03:09 AM   #1
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Anyone has bought used phone online?

I am thinking of buying a used Note 2 N7100. It is a few years old and the battery was shot so it is binding a replacement mpj battery. I'm concerned that I might end up getting a phone that has problems. What should I worry about and check on?
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Old 05-28-14, 03:13 AM   #2
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What some scammers will do (and there doesn't seem to be any obvious way of protecting yourself from it, other than not buying used phones from individuals) is sell you the phone, wait the 45 days PayPal gives you to raise a complaint, then file an insurance claim saying they lost the phone. They get a new phone, your phone gets blacklisted based on the IMEI number and becomes a paperweight.
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Old 05-28-14, 08:13 AM   #3
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I picked up a slightly-old Droid RAZR on Ebay last week after going through two screens on my Stratosphere in 4 months. Came with an Otterbox case.

I really hope I didn't just get ripped off.
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... and now I am all worried that I got scammed. Well, the guy has 720 positive feedback, so maybe he's legit.
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I bought mine at a Charity Shop , it's Land line, wired .
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Anyone else find it weird that mmmknk created their account here at bikeforums.net in order to post in foo about buying used cell phones online? Anyone?
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Anyone else find it weird that mmmknk created their account here at bikeforums.net in order to post in foo about buying used cell phones online? Anyone?
Maybe, maybe not.
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A while back I bought a used ZTE phone on ebay, it was under $100, from a guy that looked like he sold a lot of cell phones on ebay. When I got it it had undisclosed water damage on the screen. I sent it back to him and politely demanded that he reimburse all my shipping (both ways). He did finally give me back all my money.

I then went and bought a new ZTE phone for a few bucks more.

I buy a lot of used stuff in general and I'm ok with most of it, but I noticed lots of dirt and grit on the used phone so I decided to stick with new phones. I buy low end phones so they aren't too expensive new anyways.
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