Buying a new sealed iPhone 6 from unknown person

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  1. A1eX72 macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone!
    While I was searching some local sites to buy used iPhone 6/6 plus, i found an advertisement:
    An unknown person selling new sealed iPhone 6 / 6 plus a lot cheaper that it costs in the local store in my country. (more than $150 difference). He told me that the deal will be like this: You are ordering phone, after that the courier will arrive with your phone. You can check anything you want: iCloud, carrier lock etc
    If it is ok, and you are satisfied, you can buy it via bank transfer. Also he told me that it is official phones which was bought directly from factory.
    I'm really afraid about this phones. I don't believe him cause i don't understand how an unknown person like him can buy lots of new iphones directly from the factory and bring them to the country without any police and other attention. Is it stolen phones? Should I buy it?
    Please help me and sorry for bad english.
     
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  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    When it seems too good to be true . . . . .

    Once you do the bank transfer it is over.

    Nothing you can do either.
     
  4. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    you'll get a stolen phone or a phone thats under a contract, you'll pay him, and then it will be blacklisted soon after and you'll have a brick
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    As he is trusting the seller by sending money through bank wire, I do not think he needs to worry about it being under contract as he will get nothing for his money. It is just another outright scam. Instead of them using the "Western Union" words, it is just a bank draft!

    Most likely he will get NOTHING.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    Bank transfer? a price that sounds too good to be true?

    your gut is correct, this isn't kosher. I'd not take a chance.
     
  7. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    well he said "a courier will deliver your phone and if you're satisfied then pay with a wire transfer". anyone who uses the term courier and someone else will bring it is definitely a scam.
     
  8. firedept macrumors 603

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    Stay away. My father use to have a saying for this kind of deal, " A fool and his money are soon parted". This deal is way to good to be true. It is possible that they are counterfeit phones.
     
  9. A1eX72 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  11. Topher227 macrumors regular

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    Guys, what are you talking about, this is totally legit.

    Signed,
    The seller of this phone

    /s
     
  12. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    I wouldn't buy a "brand new sealed" iPhone without being allowed to open the box to make sure there is an iPhone in the box.
     
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Apparently all that is allowed based on what the OP mentioned, down to even using the phone to make sure there's no Activation Lock and that it's working correctly.
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Dont be stupid.
    If it looks like a scam and feels like a scam, its a scam.
     
  15. Sumter macrumors regular

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    If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
     
  16. ATS macrumors regular

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    I concur with the others on this thread. If you have even the slightest doubt of suspicion then simply follow your instincts and save your hard-earned money; you'll be glad you did.
     
  17. frazzm737 macrumors regular

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    There is some reason why he is selling this phone cheap--buyer beware! I agree, it is a scam.
     
  18. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I guess the curious part of it all is what's likely the scam here--basically what are these phones and/or where do they come from, assuming there are many that the seller actually has and sells (or attempts to at least) that way.
     
  19. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    Uh duh… follow your instincts. Your instincts is already questioning his integrity. And you clearly stated, "I don't believe him."
     

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