Selling iphone 4s on ebay: what details are safe to pass?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hakuna-matata, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Sep 25, 2011
    I have listed my iphone 4s for sale on ebay still under warranty by Apple. A buyer sent me a msg that he's interested and asking for model, serial and imei no- all three. Is it safe to pass him all these details. I have sent him model and serial and asked why does he require IMEI no? No reply yet..:confused:
  2. macrumors 68000


    Jan 11, 2012
    Eastern CT
    I had a buyer ask me that too when I sold my iPhone 4S. My buyer said he needed it to get the phone unlocked. I told him that as soon as he paid the money I would send him the number. And when he paid I emailed him the IMEI. He actually had it unlocked before I even sent it to him.
  3. macrumors 68040


    Dec 22, 2009
    I think IMEIs can be used to make sure a phone isn't reported as stolen so there might be a legitimate reason for asking about it. Not sure why he'd want the other info unless, like pooleman said, he wants to unlock the phone after he buys it, in which case he doesn't need it unless he wins the auction and pays you.

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