iPhone 5s only 78 days old.

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  1. Richyrich1975 macrumors member

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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?
     
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    Yes, it's possible. I would say it's a replacement iPhone that was sold, so 78 days from the date of remanufacture.
     
  5. jetsam macrumors 6502

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    Sure. There are still MVNOs that are selling the 5S, such as Boost Mobile and Straight Talk.
     
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    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.
     
  7. Richyrich1975 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the replies everyone. Much appreciated.

    Seller sold it as having a years warranty with apple, is he lying?
     
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    You can enter the iPhone's serial number at Apple's support page, and that will answer your question about the warranty.
     
  10. snow755 macrumors 6502a

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    this is why you dont buy things off ebay if you wanted a iphone 5s you should have got in it off swappa.com
     
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  12. snow755 macrumors 6502a

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    i say cut your lost and return it if you can and buy a iphone 5s off of swappa
     
  13. Richyrich1975 thread starter macrumors member

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    Why is swappa safer?
     
  14. jetsam macrumors 6502

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    It means that there is no explicit Apple warranty on this phone. That is a red flag.

    For comparison, this is the result for my iPhone, bought directly from Apple last September.
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  15. snow755 macrumors 6502a

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    please see this and you no why it is safer then buying off ebay

    https://swappa.com/vs/ebay
     
  16. Richyrich1975 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks a lot both, will be more careful in future, will get on to Paypal.
     
  17. iApple_man macrumors regular

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    Not necessarily, I recently bought a iPhone 6 Plus 64gb off of eBay. Of course I did my research.
     
  18. tedley macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  19. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    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.
     
  20. Relentless Power, May 30, 2017
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    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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