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Old Nov 12, 2012, 08:36 AM   #1
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Question Buying Iphone 5 on ebay

Looking at buying a replacement for my one I dropped..so is there any risks like is it genuine? I guess a quick check of the Apple warranty site will confirm?
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 09:11 AM   #2
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Looking at buying a replacement for my one I dropped..so is there any risks like is it genuine? I guess a quick check of the Apple warranty site will confirm?
Why not just take it to the Apple store and pay the replacement fee? Do you have AppleCare+?
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 09:18 AM   #3
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Why not just take it to the Apple store and pay the replacement fee? Do you have AppleCare+?
Yeah - the replacement fee is way less than a new phone.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 07:43 PM   #4
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Yeah - the replacement fee is way less than a new phone.
No I decided to sell my Iphone in the local newspaper.

I worked out I can get it fixed for less if someone buys this I can buy a replacement on ebay.
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No I decided to sell my Iphone in the local newspaper.

I worked out I can get it fixed for less if someone buys this I can buy a replacement on ebay.
didnt think of that - good luck
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 09:08 PM   #6
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No I decided to sell my Iphone in the local newspaper.

I worked out I can get it fixed for less if someone buys this I can buy a replacement on ebay.
Am I getting this right? You're getting it fixed then selling it only to get a replacement? What's wrong with your "fixed" iPhone 5?
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 09:21 PM   #7
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No I decided to sell my Iphone in the local newspaper.

I worked out I can get it fixed for less if someone buys this I can buy a replacement on ebay.
The replacement price is something like $150 States-side, so I imagine something along those lines in the UK. Buying a new phone is going to be upwards of $600-$1000 depending on the seller and if you're paying VAT, etc.
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The replacement price is something like $150 States-side
$229 and $199 for the iPhone 5 and 4S, respectively.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 09:40 PM   #9
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It's 182 to repair.

Selling with the dents and rebuying via eBay may be cheaper.

Only thing with today's iphone 5s rumours
Maybe I should be holding off as I might not even have this one a full year?
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 05:07 AM   #10
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It's 182 to repair.

Selling with the dents and rebuying via eBay may be cheaper.

Only thing with today's iphone 5s rumours
Maybe I should be holding off as I might not even have this one a full year?
It's a rumor.

Get one with life with what you have now.

And no it's not cheaper and definitely more hassle to sell a broken device than replacing it with Apple.

Also if it's just dents, I would deal with it.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 05:40 AM   #11
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Wait a little longer. Rumor has it that the iP6 is coming put next summer.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 07:45 AM   #12
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dents
Are you kidding me? Every iPhone I've had has dents.

Deal with it. You don't need a new phone. What would a phone with no dents do for you other than allow you to run around being an attention seeker with an undented iPhone 5?
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 08:45 AM   #13
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iphone 5 on ebay

How safe/trustable is buying an iphone on eBay?
Since I couldnt get one using the verizon preorder system because I dont have a SSN and a US credit card, cant order one and I was wondering to buy it on ebay.
I'm afraid about getting the phone (will be delivered or not, the ESN/IMEI, the unlockable factor, etc).
Any advice? Should I wait for the unlocked version from Apple?

Thanks!
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