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tooqk4u22

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How/where do you buy a used iPhone and not get screwed?
« on: July 31, 2018, 01:54:35 PM »
Family needs a new iPhone and hear a lot of buying used which includes a lot of stories getting screwed (not unlocked, water damaged, whatever).  What is the best way or sites to go about this?

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Re: How/where do you buy a used iPhone and not get screwed?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2018, 03:06:41 PM »
Ebay.  Reputable buyer with good ratings.

Ebay is extremely buyer-biased.  If you get screwed, you can get your money back pretty easily.

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Re: How/where do you buy a used iPhone and not get screwed?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2018, 05:38:58 PM »
We bought one off amazon. Looks new.

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Re: How/where do you buy a used iPhone and not get screwed?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2018, 05:46:37 PM »
I bought a refurbished iPhone 6s for AT&T from Walmart two months ago for $189 and so far, so good. Yep, Walmart now sells refurbished electronics.

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Re: How/where do you buy a used iPhone and not get screwed?
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2018, 05:47:08 PM »
We used glyde several times to buy and sell iPhones with good results.

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Re: How/where do you buy a used iPhone and not get screwed?
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2018, 06:22:36 AM »
I got my used 6s from Apple. Came with a 1 year warranty. No problems 18 months out.

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Re: How/where do you buy a used iPhone and not get screwed?
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2018, 06:30:07 AM »
i've had numerous good buys off swappa and gazelle.  swappa is cheaper, but you deal with people, not a company like gazelle.

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Re: How/where do you buy a used iPhone and not get screwed?
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2018, 07:13:40 AM »
I've had two different experiences with Gazelle, one good and one bad.

The Good Experience -- I purchased a used iPhone 6, unlocked, that was listed as Excellent. The phone was pristine and haven't had any problems at all. Been using it for 3 years.

The Bad Experience -- Spouse purchased a used iPhone 6, unlocked, that was listed as either Good or Fair (can't remember). Within 3 months the battery inside expanded and pushed the screen off. When I took it to an Apple repair location they informed me that the screen as after market and, in order to do the repair, they would have to put on a genuine Apple screen for $349 dollars. No other repair place would touch it. We ended up doing the repair ourself with the same aftermarket screen.