Another Craigslist story

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Caffeino, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. Caffeino macrumors member

    Jan 25, 2013
    Hi everyone!
    First of all excuse my English and thanks for the advice.
    In May of this year i did a post on Craigslist trying to trade my iPhone 6s plus black 128gb
    For a gold or silver iPhone 6s plus 64 or 128gb, basically I wanted a white iPhone right.
    Well it took maybe a day an I ended up with a 6s plus 64gb in new condition and almost a year of warranty, we even meet at the Apple Store to check water damage, iCloud lock, etc etc, everything was perfect, seemed like a good guy the person whom I traded.

    Yesterday I was selling the phone to a friend to buy the 7 plus. I did factory reset and told my friend "here, all yours"
    Here's when it gets tricky
    My friend was going thru the iPhone configuration and was starting the phone as new iPhone but he couldn't pass by this "IBM username and password" screen.
    then on the bottom screen there was a sentence saying this iphone is owned by IBM so lots of things when the thru my mind.
    -Maybe the guy reported the phone as lost
    -the guy worked for IBM and didn't tell me
    -is the phone bricked now?
    So I gave my friend his money back and apologized for the inconvenience, I felt bad because of the misunderstanding.
    Soooo I took the phone home and it did allowed me to restore the phone without any problems. That being said I'm pretty sure it won't let me reset the phone and configured as new without this username and password.
    So now I'm Soooo Confused.
    What should I do?

    Thanks in advance for your suggestions and advices guys
  2. rijc99 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2015
    How did you restore if it didn't let you reset?

    Also, it's a stolen phone. Do you feel comfortable with a stolen phone?
  3. Caffeino thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 25, 2013
    I didn't know it was stolen just because we both were OK meeting at the Apple Store.

    How did I restore it? It had an option to setup as new or restore.
  4. rijc99 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2015
    The "owned by IBM" message kinda puts you in a position where you are presumed to have actual knowledge the phone is stolen as the person does not have the right to sell the phone. Whether he was assigned the phone or stole it. It doesn't matter. Legal possession was never his.

    Too bad you got ripped off but it sounds like you are in possession of stolen property.

    Legally, you should turn the phone over to the police along with as much info about the seller as you can.
  5. Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
  6. Relentless Power, Sep 28, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2016

    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Very well stated. When I do sell my iPhones, I always state in the posting that I can prove I own the iPhone through having the original receipt from when I purchased it and of course the box. That usually is a selling point for me.

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