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iPhone 8(+) Found an iPhone 8 for 175 on offer up. Checked IMEI and still kinda sketched out

Knockoutjosie

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Nov 3, 2012
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What else can go wrong ? Imei24 and swappa both said they were good to go ! Should I still get it ?
 

AppleHaterLover

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Jun 15, 2018
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Let’s assume it’s not stolen.

Any of the following can be the reason it’s so below-market:

-Hidden defect (e.g. speakers, battery)
-Repaired with counterfeit parts (screen - would be noticeable, battery)
-Bad cosmetic condition
 
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tonybarnaby

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Dec 3, 2017
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It even shows sellers what the recently sold phones went for. No one in their right mind would sell a decent phone for that price. If you want to take a chance it’s on you, but there’s very little chance it’s as described.
 
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noobinator

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Jun 19, 2009
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They'll either report it stolen or stop making payments on it, thus turning it into a brick for you. If not this then there's something wrong with it. Maybe they put a third party display and battery in it, which could make it function much worse.
 
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compwiz1202

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May 20, 2010
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I’m with att. What if they report it stolen or it’s still being paid off and they stop paying it ?
Yes this is a big insurance fraud thing, and there's no way to stop it except don't buy from individuals since everything is clean when you buy it. They just file a stolen claim and the IMEI gets blacklisted. Wish they would find a way to counter it.
 
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