iPhone 5s only 78 days old.

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Hi, bought a iPhone 5s (not SE) off ebay for my nephew and it is only 78 days old? Is that even possible?
yes, it is has been activated, probably as network stock then got unlocked using a worldwide service, this means it may get relocked to original network, if the etf was not paid.
 

Richyrich1975

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Thanks for the replies everyone. Much appreciated.

Seller sold it as having a years warranty with apple, is he lying?
 

snow755

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Thanks for the replies everyone. Much appreciated.

Seller sold it as having a years warranty with apple, is he lying?

this is why you dont buy things off ebay if you wanted a iphone 5s you should have got in it off swappa.com
 

tedley

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Are the 5s's sold by cricket, boost and strait talk as 'new' devices really new, or are they unsold stock that apple is just clearing out? I ask this because of the battery. If they've been sitting in an apple warehouse for 4 years the battery will be in need replacement.

Does anyone know if the batteries in the 'new' phones have been updated like would be in an apple refurbished phone?
 

eyoungren

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Are the 5s's sold by cricket, boost and strait talk as 'new' devices really new, or are they unsold stock that apple is just clearing out? I ask this because of the battery. If they've been sitting in an apple warehouse for 4 years the battery will be in need replacement.

Does anyone know if the batteries in the 'new' phones have been updated like would be in an apple refurbished phone?
My guess would be that they are the newest batch of refurbs from whatever insurance company those carriers use.

But that's just a guess, I don't actually know.
 
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Relentless Power

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Why is swappa safer?
Not necessarily, I recently bought a iPhone 6 Plus 64gb off of eBay. Of course I did my research.
Both eBay and Swappa you take risks when making purchases with iPhones. I have read plenty of threads on here where forum members have lost their money or iPhones Due to scammers on both sites. Swappa seems to be more tech related with a smaller demographic compared to the eBay and would be my choice over eBay.

The best thing you can do is research the sellers history, their overall responsiveness to questions/inquiries, verify product information to ensure what your receiving and ask questions.
 
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