iPhone 4 for $50??

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  1. KingJeglum macrumors newbie

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    My girlfriend says this guy has a few iPhone 4's that he is selling for $50...so she calls me to see if I want one...well of course the first thing I think of is these are more than likely stolen but I can't get that verified so if I were to buy one or more is there a chance that these could either be tracked as stolen or something crazy with the GPS...? I want an iPhone 4 but not if it's stolen and I'd rather not risk getting into trouble when I can just get one from AT&T for $200 but just wanted to hear some thoughts...
     
  2. gosabres1984 macrumors regular

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    Stay away.

    $50 for an iPhone 4 is impossible.
     
  3. mkelly2115 macrumors member

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    Ask for the serial number... Run it though applecare.. To me sounds too good to be true!
     
  4. saving107 macrumors 603

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    They can be traced as stolen, but not with GPS. If the phones were stolen (for example, from an Apple/ATT store), Apple has a record of those serial numbers and IMEI numbers and as soon as you try to activate the phone it will be flagged.
     
  5. benflick macrumors 68020

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    Something is definitely wrong. Either they are: Dummy phones, Chinese knock-offs, or stolen. I would bet against stolen, because even a thief would want more than $50 for something that they could easily get $500 plus for.
     
  6. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    If something sounds to good to be true, it usually is. I would NOT go for this…
     
  7. IronLogik macrumors 6502

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    This.

    Ask for a serial number and call Apple/ATT up. See if it's clear. If it is, go for it. But make sure the serial number matches what they gave you to check for. Odds are they won't give you a valid serial number though.
     
  8. Stoj macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A306 Safari/6531.22.7)

    On what planet would this deal be legit?
     
  9. miki66 macrumors 6502

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  10. stackshady macrumors member

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    I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that nothing can be done on phones reported as stolen. I've seen a few reports on the AT&T and Apple forums complaining about this. It basically would be too costly and there is no way to prove that the person may have sold it to you.

    But I don't think it's stolen. A $50 iPhone 4...I'm guessing there is another catch.
     
  11. Robby C macrumors regular

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    What gosabres1984 said. $50 for a fully functional iPhone 4 is impossible.

    It is.

    Yes. Not to mention if it is stolen that the OP will be in possession of stole property which is also a felony (if I'm not mistaken.)

    Again, listen to Irish Rose.
     
  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, there is no way that this is legitimate. Stay away from this OP.
     
  13. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    if it sounds to good to be true then it's false
     
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  15. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Honestly OP, read your thread aloud to yourself. Do you really have to ask?
     
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    Best.Post.Ever.

    OP, if you buy one of these let me know. I have a couple boxes of high-end bricks err..speakers that I'll sell you. They're worth $1,000, but I'll sell them to you for $150. The sound will knock you out....
     
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  19. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    Why'd you only buy one? With that sale I'd buy out the store!
     
  20. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah, even if they're stolen they can sell them for way more than $50.
    Something is not right at all, dont put yourself in a situation like that.
     
  21. Rahstyles macrumors member

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    Na you over paid son.. u just bought the box for $7
     

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