Buying iPhone 5s on eBay.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by WillEH, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. WillEH macrumors 6502a

    WillEH

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    If you look on eBay UK for 5s iPhones, many of them are selling at £415 brand new locked to networks or unlocked (all UK iPhones) they are all brand new and sealed with warranty for a year of course..

    Why on earth are they so cheap when they start at £549?
     
  2. localboy28 macrumors 6502a

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    Dodgy sellers or hacked accounts
    Have you any links to phones sold fir that price?
     
  3. bigjim83 macrumors 6502

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    Could have been opened on bad accounts. Fraud and what not.
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Plenty of fraud on eBay; scammers learn how to game the system.
     
  5. WillEH thread starter macrumors 6502a

    WillEH

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    http://m.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?kw=IPhone+5s&epp=24&pgn=1&cmd=SREF&cid=0

    Take a look here and you'll see. It all looks legit with good feedback, etc.
     
  6. localboy28 macrumors 6502a

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  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Stolen phone, broken phones, fake phones, phones sold out of contracts, money laundering. Take your pick.

    Just be cautious if you're trying to save money; there is always a risk.

    Otherwise just buy it retail.
     
  8. WillEH thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I think I'm going to buy directly from Apple to be safe and secure. Thanks.
     
  9. 617aircav Suspended

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    Most ebay transactions are honest, and as with everything in life there are a tiny percent of bad ones. If you do due diligence you should be fine. I have had 3 bad experiences on ebay in 10 years and never lost a dime.
     
  10. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    if you do your research on sellers and look at their reputation and aren't stupid, yes you can get some good deals and not get ripped off.

    I got my iPad 4 with 4g and 32gb brand new in the box for 200 :) it took 2 months of looking but i found it! best deal I've ever gotten.
     
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