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Old Nov 27, 2012, 09:19 PM   #76
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Something tells me you don't deal much with CL. That's why people meet at starbucks rather than at home, to avoid intrusive weirdos who insist on taking pictures and copying IDs.
I was thinking more along the lines of receipt, proof of registration, etc. Photographing their license plate does nothing for you in terms of avoiding buying stolen property, and the people suggesting that or photos are not thinking. The best thing you can do is attempt to verify a valid purchase. If you can't verify that, it's perfectly fine to walk on the deal. You could even meet them at the genius bar if you're near an Apple Store. They can obviously verify registration and make the necessary changes.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 12:09 AM   #77
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I hope you are being sarcastic!
Yea I am glad you caught it haha
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 12:21 AM   #78
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In person transaction ?

1. Take a picture of the guy

2. Take a picture of the vehicle he is driving/Lic plate

3. Demand it be activated on the spot if its a phone

4. Demand some documentation for the product being sold

5. Demand his ID to be copied or photographed

OR NO SALE
Good luck finding someone who'll give all their personal information to a stranger.

OP you might be able to use the phone on AT&T.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 02:36 AM   #79
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Sell the iPhone on a foreign website. Blacklisting only works in the country it was blacklisted in. You'll still get 900 for it in Africa or India.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 04:40 AM   #80
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just curious to why you ask him that...
I was curious myself why he asked that.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 05:23 AM   #81
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Sell the iPhone on a foreign website. Blacklisting only works in the country it was blacklisted in. You'll still get 900 for it in Africa or India.
So, 900 in India.. where its available for 512 (to be precise), brand new! You think someone will by a "blacklisted" phone for almost double the price, keeping in mind that it'll be shipped from a foreign country?

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Old Nov 28, 2012, 08:56 AM   #82
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Good luck finding someone who'll give all their personal information to a stranger.

OP you might be able to use the phone on AT&T.
If one is in a traffic accident, one has to provide phone number/drivers lic/Proof of insurance, etc. Many take pictures with their cell phone of the damage as well. So if one wants to sell me an item that expensive, one better provide some information. If they don't, no sale. Everyone should do this so to prevent receiving stolen stuff. Only stupid people without half a brain takes the sale face value and no personal information. I live in the real world that has may pit falls and thieves.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 09:04 AM   #83
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just curious to why you ask him that...
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I was curious myself why he asked that.
Uhh probably because that poster had his iPhone stolen in that area or knows someone whose iPhone was stolen? Burn a braincell, people! lol
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 09:18 AM   #84
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Surprised no one mentioned doing the swap at a carrier store so they can confirm it is legit before buying
Only way I would do it with Sprint or Verion.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 01:13 PM   #85
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Op i offer you 400usd for that iphone, pm if interested
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 12:44 AM   #86
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If one is in a traffic accident, one has to provide phone number/drivers lic/Proof of insurance, etc. Many take pictures with their cell phone of the damage as well. So if one wants to sell me an item that expensive, one better provide some information. If they don't, no sale. Everyone should do this so to prevent receiving stolen stuff. Only stupid people without half a brain takes the sale face value and no personal information. I live in the real world that has may pit falls and thieves.
Traffic accidents are one thing, but perhaps.
Anyways, you won't be buying from me.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 03:12 AM   #87
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Op you didnt do the most basic thing when buying a phone - make sure the damn phone works. I buy phones on craigslist every week. On monday I bought a mint iphone 4s 16gb ATT ($200). Before I paid i tested it out. I put my sim card in and made a call testing the mic, speaker, headphone jack, camera and flash, gps, internet, wifi, compass etc. I am not just going to give some stranger my money and assume that he is honest.
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If one is in a traffic accident, one has to provide phone number/drivers lic/Proof of insurance, etc. Many take pictures with their cell phone of the damage as well.
You have your reality confused. Exchanging information is required for insurance purposes.
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If one is in a traffic accident, one has to provide phone number/drivers lic/Proof of insurance, etc. Many take pictures with their cell phone of the damage as well. So if one wants to sell me an item that expensive, one better provide some information. If they don't, no sale. Everyone should do this so to prevent receiving stolen stuff. Only stupid people without half a brain takes the sale face value and no personal information. I live in the real world that has may pit falls and thieves.
No need for all that. If the OP had verified the esn with sprint before purchasing he would not be in this situation. Would you pose for a picture and give your personal info to a stranger?
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