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Old Nov 26, 2012, 07:24 PM   #1
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Someone sold me a stolen Sprint iPhone

how can i file a complaint to get my money back
got it off craigslist
sold my 2011 air for 300$ cash +iphone 5

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Old Nov 26, 2012, 07:25 PM   #2
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how can i file a complaint to get my money back
How did you buy it? If you bought it off eBay you can leave him bad feedback and probably get your money back from paypal. If you bought it off CraigsList you are screwed.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 07:26 PM   #3
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how can i file a complaint to get my money back
Did you buy it on eBay? Some details would be helpful.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 07:29 PM   #4
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Ouch, sorry man, hope it works out.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 07:32 PM   #5
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got it off craigslist
traded for my 2011 macbook air for iphone 5 +300 cash
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 07:33 PM   #6
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got it off craigslist
traded for my 2011 macbook air for iphone 5 +300 cash
You are screwed.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 07:37 PM   #7
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You are screwed.
can i file a police complaint
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 07:38 PM   #8
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got it off craigslist
traded for my 2011 macbook air for iphone 5 +300 cash
You wouldn't happen to be in the Burbank/Glendale Calli area would you?
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 07:40 PM   #9
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You got hosed dude.
You can try the police and give them all the info you have on the seller but doubt you will get far.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 07:40 PM   #10
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can i file a police complaint
You can they probably won't care at all though.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 07:42 PM   #11
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unfortunately, police wont do anything. You won't get your money back. best you can do is sell it as is. usually, people buy it for parts so i'm sure you can get a least 200-300 for it depending on what it comes with and its condition. good luck to you.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 07:42 PM   #12
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So he got basically $1300 and you got the worst model of the iPhone 5 lol
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 07:46 PM   #13
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You got a few choices in my opinion:

1. Try and get Sprint to activate for you any way. Call them or go in and explain the situation to them.

2. Sell it for parts.

3. Contact the police and file a report.


Good luck.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 07:47 PM   #14
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Is it bad esn or just stolen? If its bad ESN I've heard you can pay off the overdue bill of the previous owners account and they will clean the slate for phone. Make sure this is true first before throwing down money and not getting a clean bill but instead just paying the guys bill. Goodluck!
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 07:54 PM   #15
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So he got basically $1300 and you got the worst model of the iPhone 5 lol
no the macbook wasnt worth 600$
so i got a sprint iphone 5 for 300
maybe i can send it to india/china and hope for an unlock soon
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 07:56 PM   #16
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no the macbook wasnt worth 600$
so i got a sprint iphone 5 for 300
maybe i can send it to india/china and hope for an unlock soon
You got an iPhone 5 for $300 and you didn't think that was a little fishy??
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 08:11 PM   #17
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Unfortunately, you're SOL. I would suggest trying to meet the person again because your interested in some more "good deals". And then get his license plate or something then report the phone stolen and hand it over to the police.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 08:15 PM   #18
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How do you know it's stolen?
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 08:29 PM   #19
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How do you know it's stolen?
Sprint won't re-activate a phone if it's reported stolen by the original owner.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 08:34 PM   #20
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Try this. But just read the description carefully

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Swap-your-BA...item416e5a1aaf
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 08:37 PM   #21
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This is where eBay is advantageous when it comes to buying.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 08:39 PM   #22
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You wouldn't happen to be in the Burbank/Glendale Calli area would you?
just curious to why you ask him that...
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 08:40 PM   #23
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no the macbook wasnt worth 600$
so i got a sprint iphone 5 for 300
maybe i can send it to india/china and hope for an unlock soon
Macbook air refurbished - $750. That's just refurb's from apple's site. So basically he got a new laptop which probably cost you about 1,100 or in that area. So he gave you a stolen phone and $300 which you will have to use to pay the esn banning lol
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 08:47 PM   #24
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Macbook air refurbished - $750. That's just refurb's from apple's site. So basically he got a new laptop which probably cost you about 1,100 or in that area. So he gave you a stolen phone and $300 which you will have to use to pay the esn banning lol
macconnection has the same 2011 new macbook air for 699$
i get deep discounts on apple laptops so i am not worried about the cost part.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 08:49 PM   #25
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how can i file a complaint to get my money back
got it off craigslist
sold my 2011 air for 300$ cash +iphone 5
Here is What you could do. If there is anything wrong with the phone at all like camera blurry or bad battery life or like a bad pixel (you can check by saving a black picture on your phone turing the brightness up all the way and go to that black picture) you can trade it in and they will give you another iPhone 5 from white box and it will have a clean esn.
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