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Old Nov 9, 2012, 11:41 PM   #1
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Sealed iPhone warranty ?

Hello,

I'm going to buy an iPhone on Internet and the man who sells it tell me that it's sealed.

I asked him the serial number and he gave it to me but when I enter it on the "warranty website" it tells me that the warranty expires on September 22th ! Is it normal ?
What should it display ?


Thanking you in advance !
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 11:47 PM   #2
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Hello,

I'm going to buy an iPhone on Internet and the man who sells it tell me that it's sealed.

I asked him the serial number and he gave it to me but when I enter it on the "warranty website" it tells me that the warranty expires on September 22th ! Is it normal ?
What should it display ?


Thanking you in advance !
The 365 day warranty starts the moment it's activated, this means that when he bought it he had it activated and they can do this without opening the box. It's usually done right at the store at the time of purchase. You could raise the concern to him that it doesn't have it's full warranty and either ask for one that does or ask for a slight discount.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 12:09 AM   #3
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The 365 day warranty starts the moment it's activated, this means that when he bought it he had it activated and they can do this without opening the box. It's usually done right at the store at the time of purchase. You could raise the concern to him that it doesn't have it's full warranty and either ask for one that does or ask for a slight discount.
Thanks for the answer but are you sure that they can begin to activate the warranty without opening the box ?! Wouldn't it be reinitlalized when I'll plug it On iTunes ?

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Old Nov 10, 2012, 12:25 AM   #4
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Thanks for the answer but are you sure that they can begin to activate the warranty without opening the box ?! Wouldn't it be reinitlalized when I'll plug it On iTunes ?
Yeah, they can activate the warranty without opening the box. If it was purchased at an Apple Store they require that it be activated to a line before it leaves the store so if he did that the warranty would have began that day. It doesn't hurt to be cautious though and honestly you could find another phone that hasn't ever been activated. You would probably feel much safer that way plus you would get your full year warranty... Here is an example of an original iPhone that I bought a while back that has never been activated...
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 12:35 AM   #5
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Oh okay thanks ! So it won't be reinitialized when i will plug it to iTunes ...
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 12:42 AM   #6
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Oh okay thanks ! So it won't be reinitialized when i will plug it to iTunes ...
Nope, it would be nice if you can restart the 1 year warranty all over again but looks like the countdown has already started.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 01:02 AM   #7
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Ok thanks for the answers at least I'm sure it has not been stolen ^^
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 01:06 AM   #8
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Ok thanks for the answers at least I'm sure it has not been stolen ^^
what carrier is it for?
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 08:04 PM   #9
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what carrier is it for?
It's on rogers (Canada) !
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 03:28 AM   #10
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It's on rogers (Canada) !

You could call them with the serial just to be certain it's not on their block list.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 07:38 AM   #11
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You could call them with the serial just to be certain it's not on their block list.

Ok thanks i'm going to try
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 08:00 AM   #12
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What's the difference in price, new at Apple, and what he is selling it for ? If the same, I would buy new from Apple instead and no worries with warranty.
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Sounds like you are buying a second hand phone. Of course it doesn't come with a new warranty. You only get a new warranty from an authorized dealer.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 11:45 PM   #14
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What's the difference in price, new at Apple, and what he is selling it for ? If the same, I would buy new from Apple instead and no worries with warranty.
The price is very low compared to the apple store one ! In canada the iphone is $899 without taxes (15%)

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what carrier is it for?

If the phone was activated without being open does it mean that it still need to be activated with a sim card or not ?
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