Reselling used iPhones

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by themich, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. themich
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    Hi there,

    I'm based in Europe and have some questions for you:

    a) do I need any certification from Apple if I want to buy and resell used Apple devices (primarily iPhones)? The volume would average 10-50/mth, I would buy and sell on local websites similar to craigslist.
    I don't mean to open a brick & mortar store AT ALL, nor do I wish to sell new Apple products, I'm still in college and run a small eBay account with a sole proprietorship.
    Just want to know whether it's allowed by Apple.

    b) Can I give my own company's warranty with used items? Naturally, I plan to assist costumers and repair/replace units that have been broken.

    Thanks!
     
  2. ezramoore
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    Apple has no control what you do with their items once they're used.

    You're good to go as long as you don't use their logos/names in your business logo/name.
     
  3. praktical
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    Selling used iPhones

    As long as you maintain a high standard of quality and reliability in your unit sales.
     
  4. ezramoore
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    This is false. The quality of your work/business has nothing to with whether or not you need a license to resell used Apple goods. Such a license does not even exist.

    You should of course work hard, stay in school, and walk the straight and narrow.

    I failed to mention in my first post that you can offer whatever kind of warranty you want. I recommend against offering anything longer than 90 (or at the outside 180) days. You're setting yourself up for disaster, especially at that volume.
     
  5. praktical
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    iPhone resale

    No I didn't mean and stipulation by Apple. What I meant was as a business your personal ethics should be to sell the best quality you can afford to the consumers.
    Sorry if my statement was misunderstood.
     
  6. ezramoore
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    No worries, that is always sound advice. Sorry I took it in the context of an explicit answer to the OPs questions.
     
  7. praktical
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    Reselling

    Lol ok man kewl
     

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