Does this eBay ad sound fishy?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shunting123, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. shunting123 macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2014
    Someone is advertising a like-new iPhone, which he/she claims is "Verizon" and fully unlocked, yet was a "replacement from Apple".

    How could it be a Verizon phone that was replaced by Apple?

    Thank you.
  2. sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
    Got the phone from Verizon, got a warranty replacement from Apple
  3. Jtludwig macrumors 6502

    Mar 24, 2012

    I have a Verizon iPhone, it breaks, so I go to the Apple Store and they replace it under warranty.

    Seems fine to me.
  4. shunting123 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2014
  5. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    You can buy a Verizon iPhone from many places: Apple, Verizon, Best Buy, Target, Radio Shack, Amazon, and many others.

    Regardless of where you buy from, if you have a warranty issue with it, Apple handles it. Sometimes they'll just give you a like-new warranty replacement phone instead of fixing your original phone.
  6. shunting123 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2014
    Before I posted on here, I emailed him asked to clarify -- how could it be Verizon yet a replacement from Apple.

    He just wrote back (his exact words):

    It's inly for verizon.


    Anybody know what that means (i.e., that it's only FOR Verizon?)
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Yep, seems pretty simple and straightforward to me.
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    He probably didn't understand your question because most people know that you go to the Apple Store to get a replacement for warranty issues.
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Apple replaces all its devices and iphones under warranty no matter what carrier the phone is for.
    If You have a problem with it and its still under warranty Apple will replace it.
    Its not fishy at all.
  10. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Aside from the description, is there anything else that has you worried? Price? Pics? Etc.

    As has been mentioned, it could have been replaced by warranty through Apple. There is nothing odd about that. I agree the seller's response was odd. I imagine "inly" is "only". perhaps the buyer thinks Verizon phones are locked (they are not).

    Without a link to the listing it is hard to say, but based on what you told us so far I wouldn't be any more weary of this purchase than any other on eBay, really.

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