Advice on buying an iPhone on eBay

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by davidg4781, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. davidg4781 macrumors 68020

    Oct 28, 2006
    Alice, TX
    I've been thinking of buying an iPhone on eBay but just thought that I'd hate to pay market value for the phone and end up getting one that's maybe had its screen replaced with sub standard hardware.

    One thing that made me think of this is a friend had her iPad's screen replaced in the mall and weeks later noticed it wasn't sealed properly. I know this is different, especially with a 4S, but I'm a bit worried that I'll find an issue weeks or a month or two after the sale and it'll be too late to do anything.

    Any advice on how to prevent this? Other than not buying from eBay? Does this happen often? Is it a real concern?
  2. WhiteIphone5 macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2011
    Lima, Peru
    First I look at the seller's rating. I've bought many iPhone's on eBay before, none has come with a replaced screen. I would look on craigslist if you're really concerned with a bad screen, that way you can take your friends iPhone and be able to tell the difference.

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