Buying Iphone 5 on ebay

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gadget123, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68000

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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?
     
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    PsstGreek

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    Why not just take it to the Apple store and pay the replacement fee? Do you have AppleCare+?
     
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    Spink10

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    Yeah - the replacement fee is way less than a new phone.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 68000

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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.
     
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    Spink10

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    didnt think of that - good luck
     
  6. macrumors G3

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    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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    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.
     
  8. macrumors G3

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    $229 and $199 for the iPhone 5 and 4S, respectively.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 68000

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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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    alphaod

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    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.
     
  11. macrumors demi-god

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    Wait a little longer. Rumor has it that the iP6 is coming put next summer. :eek:
     
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    macingman

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    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?
     
  13. macrumors member

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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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