iPhone Trade

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jwlbel, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. jwlbel macrumors regular

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    I am trading someone off of craigslist, my space gray for his gold iPhone 6 plus. They are exactly the same specs only difference is the color.

    Here are my questions...

    Do I need to call AT&T and have the serial numbers or IMEI transferred? I don't want the person that I am trading with to be able to report it lost or stolen and be stuck with a useless phone. I know to back up my phone and wipe it clean and take the SIM card.

    Since my phone has applecare added and the one I am trading for doesn't. Since the phone is under 60 days, I was just going to have Applecare added to it and have Apple refund the unused portion of my current phone. A regular employee can do that, correct? I don't need to make an appointment, do I?
     
  2. sillywabbit macrumors 6502a

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    Read the last sentence, not saying it will happen to you, but...

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  3. jwlbel thread starter macrumors regular

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    I actually saw this posted here before. This is EXACTLY why I am asking if I can call AT&T and have them transfer the info so that this can't happen to me. I pretty much don't trust most people and know I have to protect myself.

     
  4. Cergman macrumors 6502a

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    Just be sure to note down your serial/imei number before the trade. if he reports his as lost, you can do the same.
     
  5. jwlbel thread starter macrumors regular

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    I called AT&T and they said they can transfer all the info of the IMEI #'s and serial numbers if we are both there with the phones and that way neither of us can report the phones lost or stolen. I figure if the person that I am trading with is okay with that chances are it is legit and if they refuse, there is a reason and don't go through with the trade.
     
  6. jvette macrumors 6502

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    have him meet you in the AT&T store to do the trade and have them transfer everything for you at the time of the switch.
     
  7. Chatter macrumors 6502a

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    Listen to jvette

    If possible, do as he suggests.
     
  8. 617aircav Suspended

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    I just could not trade my new phone for a used one. Just can't.
     
  9. didiee macrumors 6502

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    agreed. take pictures of your serial number, imei number. inspect the phone carefully.
     
  10. dennisjr631 macrumors 6502

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    I have a silver 6 plus that I want to trade for a gold one. But this is what worries me. There are too many horror stories. I'm just gonna keep my phone that I bought brand new. I know where it has been and I don't have to worry about the guy I traded with calling in an insurance claim 2 months down the road. You can't trust anyone. It's totally not worth the risk.
     
  11. didiee macrumors 6502

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    i think if something you really want, just be careful. you can always screw him over too.....
     

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