It's going to a Business fastirepair in OhioIt should...i would double check and try to go through setup and see if it asks for the last Samsung account that was used on it just to be safe.
Does USPS let you specify the actual recipient? I would make sure the seller is the one to sign for it....
So if you send it to John Doe....make sure John Doe is the only one that can sign for it.
On swappa he has sold over 80 phone and only has 40ish feedback and some of them are really bad.Assuming it went down as the OP said it did, it doesn't matter what the seller thinks. If the buyer returns phone, seller is made whole. The seller ends up exactly how he started. If the buyer doesn't return phone buyer is not whole: he ends up with a defective phone after paying for, what was advertised as, a brand new phone.
I had a bad feeling and didn't go with it unfortunately.