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Old Jan 19, 2013, 09:56 PM   #1
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Question eBay iPhone unlocks coming to an end?

I dont know if you guys heard anything but a well known iphone unlock seller U.F. on ebay told me that pretty soon ebay will be banning unlocking sales on their site.
Wonder if they got pressured from either Apple or AT&T to stop offering these types of auctions on their site? Ebay gets a cut from thousands of such auctions so Im sure they might not be too excited to stop them.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 05:27 AM   #2
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I dont know if you guys heard anything but a well known iphone unlock seller U.F. on ebay told me that pretty soon ebay will be banning unlocking sales on their site.
Wonder if they got pressured from either Apple or AT&T to stop offering these types of auctions on their site? Ebay gets a cut from thousands of such auctions so Im sure they might not be too excited to stop them.
I don't know, but what i would like to know is what the hell happened to Unlock Fusion?? They not doing iphone unlocks anymore? I knew i should have done mine ages ago.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 05:49 AM   #3
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Yes, looks like they're cracking down on them. All the reputable sellers are getting their listings removed, one by one.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 05:53 AM   #4
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Well tbh they're kind of committing fraud.

The only way to unlock a phone is via a carrier - so these people must work for a carrier, or know people who do, and slip the iMEIs into the system.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 06:29 AM   #5
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This reminds me of when they stopped "selling" mixtapes online. Instead you would buy a sticker for like $5 and when you received your package it had a CD in it.


Soon there will be listings for "iPhone (some word to replace unlock)" where you are buying a wallpaper or something and get the unlock for free.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 08:17 AM   #6
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I've always been afraid to use this service for fear that AT&T might crack down and blacklist my phone. Though, I've not read about someone having trouble.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 09:49 AM   #7
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I don't know, but what i would like to know is what the hell happened to Unlock Fusion?? They not doing iphone unlocks anymore? I knew i should have done mine ages ago.
Yes, that's who told me about it. Unlock Fusion.
I guess they already started removing all unlock auctions.
If you are a regural customer of his that did multiple unlocks he will send you an email with his website to purchase the unlocks from there instead.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 12:50 PM   #8
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I suspect that it has to do more with eBay refusing to list non-physical items and services.

There was a whole section of alternative eBay crap that got wiped out recently when they started to refuse to sell remote tarot readings and custom spell castings on the site.

Yes, somebody would actually pay a stranger somewhere to "cast a spell" for them via eBay.

Now if you really think about it, paying somebody to magically "unlock your phone" for you remotely isn't that far off.

eBay is trying to get away from dealing with sales of nonphysical items because there is no paper trail for disputes, and now that they're in the PayPal business, dealing with disputes is a big deal for them money wise. There's no proof, no tracking number, etc.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 01:04 PM   #9
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Is Unlock Fusion going to continue selling through his website?
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 01:14 PM   #10
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I suspect that it has to do more with eBay refusing to list non-physical items and services.

There was a whole section of alternative eBay crap that got wiped out recently when they started to refuse to sell remote tarot readings and custom spell castings on the site.

Yes, somebody would actually pay a stranger somewhere to "cast a spell" for them via eBay.

Now if you really think about it, paying somebody to magically "unlock your phone" for you remotely isn't that far off.

eBay is trying to get away from dealing with sales of nonphysical items because there is no paper trail for disputes, and now that they're in the PayPal business, dealing with disputes is a big deal for them money wise. There's no proof, no tracking number, etc.
True.
This is more like a service than a good.
I heard about some other crazy items they had on auction like people selling spells, ghosts etc...
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 01:28 PM   #11
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Damn....I should have sold my ghosts when the selling was good. They are really piling up in the closet.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 01:35 PM   #12
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Damn....I should have sold my ghosts when the selling was good. They are really piling up in the closet.
Lmao you should have a yard sale

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Old Jan 20, 2013, 02:24 PM   #13
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Man this sucks. I am getting an iPhone 5 on the 1st of Feb. I was planning on purchasing this as well day one. Should have bought it a couple weeks back then did the IMEI after I got my phone.


DANG!
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 02:26 PM   #14
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There are still other places to get these unlocks. Some of the sellers have websites and around here in my city there are lots of people who do them locally for about the same $10 price.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 06:24 PM   #15
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Unlock fusion has its own web site,still offering iPhone unlock 9.95 google it its there.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 07:44 PM   #16
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Unlock fusion has its own web site,still offering iPhone unlock 9.95 google it its there.
That's not his site.
That's a fake.
He still sells them for $2 each on his website swift unlocks.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 05:53 PM   #17
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That's not his site.
That's a fake.
He still sells them for $2 each on his website swift unlocks.
When I last went to that site (after getting the URL from a different thread here), I was prompted for a username and password. I've only bought one unlock from him, and the email/zip that were (I think) used for that eBay transaction didn't work in the username/password fields.

I'm still hoping to buy two more unlocks in the next couple of weeks. It didn't occur to me to buy all three at the same time (late December) and hold onto two of them.

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Old Jan 22, 2013, 06:27 PM   #18
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When I last went to that site (after getting the URL from a different thread here), I was prompted for a username and password. I've only bought one unlock from him, and the email/zip that were (I think) used for that eBay transaction didn't work in the username/password fields.

I'm still hoping to buy two more unlocks in the next couple of weeks. It didn't occur to me to buy all three at the same time (late December) and hold onto two of them.

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You would need to create an account on his website to purchase an unlock, $1.99
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 06:45 PM   #19
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Yes. What my Greek buddy said above.
His company is called swift unlocks.
Your eBay user Id and password won't work.
You just gotta register with your email address and then you can go ahead and purchase unlocks from unlock fusion.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 07:42 PM   #20
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Unlock_Fusion is still up on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/Factory-Unlo...item2c6b45ba98
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 07:50 PM   #21
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True.
But he's also not sure how long it will last.
Most of his auctions are taken down. I think he got only 2 or up now.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 10:59 AM   #22
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You would need to create an account on his website to purchase an unlock, $1.99
Hmm, maybe I missed the "create account link", I'll check again when I get home. Thanks.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 11:17 AM   #23
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Damn....I should have sold my ghosts when the selling was good. They are really piling up in the closet.
I've got a few skeletons in my closet that I'd love to sell...
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 01:58 AM   #24
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Seems there is some new US law that makes it illegal to unlock your phone without the carriers' authorization, which goes into effect on 1/26/2013.. Thats probably got something to do with all these sellers withdrawing their unlock lisitngs.

Figures, only in the US, corporations are protected and bailed out while common folk get the shaft.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 11:50 AM   #25
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