Sometime back I'd created a checklist to help while buying on Craigslist. However, a colleague of mine experienced something unique and i'd like to share with you. Seller claimed that he had a brand new Applecare phone and wanted to meet at Apple store. Apple confirmed that the phone is new and had no usage information. However my colleague was looking at the phone closely and saw that there seemed to be a lot of scratches deep in the charger port. This alongwith the dirt that he saw on the headset slot on the phone (while peeling off the plastic cover) raised concerns in his mind and he walked away from the transaction. He was surprised though that Apple did not see any usage detail on the phone. I think that this could be due to some software that the seller used to remove all usage data from the chips that are inside the phone. Any one else think similarly?