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Old Nov 26, 2012, 09:58 PM   #26
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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.
And Apple isn't going to noticed that it is not activated?
There is no way that this would ever work.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:03 PM   #27
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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.
Well, this is near the top as one of the dumbest suggestions ever made on this forum.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:07 PM   #28
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Well, this is near the top as one of the dumbest suggestions ever made on this forum.
what are the others
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:08 PM   #29
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I think I said this one time this week already but.. this is why I activate phones on the spot.

Ouch.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:10 PM   #30
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You can sell it to someone overseas, if the price is right i might buy it
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:15 PM   #31
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Well, this is near the top as one of the dumbest suggestions ever made on this forum.
Oh Yeah? You have a better Suggestion? you can take the screen off unplug the connectors and put it back together and say the screen went black and cant get it to turn on worked for me... Just when you go to apple make sure there isn't a sim in the sim tray

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And Apple isn't going to noticed that it is not activated?
There is no way that this would ever work.
He never said that it wasn't activated so it probably already is activated.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:28 PM   #32
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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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Oh Yeah? You have a better Suggestion? you can take the screen off unplug the connectors and put it back together and say the screen went black and cant get it to turn on worked for me... Just when you go to apple make sure there isn't a sim in the sim tray
What's wrong with you in suggesting to commit fraud and think nothing of it?
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:38 PM   #33
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You wouldn't happen to be in the Burbank/Glendale Calli area would you?
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just curious to why you ask him that...
I was wondering the same thing??

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Ouch! Craigslist is notorious for hot items What was he? was he a white boy? jewish? black? asian?
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:46 PM   #34
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He never said that it wasn't activated so it probably already is activated.
Obviously it's not activated... Otherwise the OP would have no idea if it was stolen. It must have a bad esn, which therefore cannot be activated.

Kind of implied by the OP.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:11 PM   #35
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Oh Yeah? You have a better Suggestion? you can take the screen off unplug the connectors and put it back together and say the screen went black and cant get it to turn on worked for me... Just when you go to apple make sure there isn't a sim in the sim tray
You're an idiot for suggesting fraud. Lie to Apple to get a replacement. You accidently buy stolen. But make Apple pay for mistake. Yep, near the top as one of the dumbest suggestions.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:26 PM   #36
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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.
It never ceases to amaze me the despicable lack of character in some posters.

Seriously, if you put as much effort into clever ways to earn a living as you do into looking for ways to screw "the man," you'd be rich beyond your wildest dreams.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:30 PM   #37
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You're **** out of luck dude. That was a bad trade to begin with!
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:49 PM   #38
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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
WOW. JUST.... WOW. Lesson learned? air for 300+ip5? seriously?
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:51 PM   #39
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WOW. JUST.... WOW. Lesson learned?
my ****ed up 11 air for 300$cash plus iphone
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:55 PM   #40
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my ****ed up 11 air for 300$cash plus iphone
Your Air was trashed? Did you advertise it as such? just curious
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 12:15 AM   #41
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Hmm pretty much screwed since it was a Craigslist transaction.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 12:30 AM   #42
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Craigslist is shady.. I only sell... Never buy....
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 08:25 AM   #43
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Sprint won't re-activate a phone if it's reported stolen by the original owner.
I understand what a stolen phone is but the OP didn't say why he knows it was stolen.
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my ****ed up 11 air for 300$cash plus iphone
Oh now you say it was trashed? Come on, really. How do you know the phone was stolen? I don't think this story is exactly accurate for some reason.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 12:21 PM   #44
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iPhones with bad ESNs can be flashed to work on Cricket

http://www.cricketusers.com/content/...4-cricket.html (Verizon iPhone)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XpilrKzxfU (Sprint iPhone)
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 12:37 PM   #45
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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.
Knowingly selling a stolen phone is a crime.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 12:58 PM   #46
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Craigslist is shady.. I only sell... Never buy....
Depends on what you buy... for furniture it is great. Bought several great mid-century pieces off CL when I moved into my new place. Got great deals... but yeah for electronics & cameras, I will stick with eBay.
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but yeah for electronics & cameras, I will stick with eBay.
Just curious, what's wrong with buying a camera that you get to test and see with your own hands and eyes before forking over cash? Just trying to see the logic with preferring eBay over CL.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 01:10 PM   #48
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Just curious, what's wrong with buying a camera that you get to test and see with your own hands and eyes before forking over cash? Just trying to see the logic with preferring eBay over CL.
I'd say they are both inferior to buying brand new from a store. Yeah you save a lot of money but used electronics are a crapshoot.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 01:15 PM   #49
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I once got screwed buying a cellphone on ebay. Ebay raided the seller's account and we all got a small % of it. Learned then (back in the early 2000s) that it's extremely risky to buy anything over $100 on sites like ebay.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 01:16 PM   #50
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You're an idiot for suggesting fraud. Lie to Apple to get a replacement. You accidently buy stolen. But make Apple pay for mistake. Yep, near the top as one of the dumbest suggestions.
It's better to make someone else pay than yourself that way you could use the money for something else...
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