Is is safe to buy iPad on eBay?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gadget123, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. gadget123 macrumors 68020

    Apr 17, 2011
    United Kingdom
    Is it safe to buy an IPad on eBay?
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    I put imei number in comes up
    Please validate your product’s purchase date.

    Is is still genuine?
  2. dinostars macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2007
    Typically the website will then give you the option to enter your product's purchase date. Whenever I've gotten that message, I enter that day's date and the website has always accepted it. Meaning my product's one year warranty started on that day.
  3. Wackery macrumors 6502a

    Feb 1, 2015
    buying any kind of electronic on ebay is always a bad idea, you know exactly what they've been using with it...
  4. lambertjohn macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2012
    Blah blah blah. That's quackery, Wackery! I've bought and sold electronics on eBay for years and never had a problem. Just sold my iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 a few weeks ago, and I guarantee you, the buyers are beyond happy. Be smart when buying on eBay, do your homework, check feedback meticulously, pore over product photos and ask tons of questions before you bid, and you'll rarely have a problem doing business on eBay.
  5. ericbpoll macrumors newbie


    Nov 14, 2014
    For selling, as long as you are honest when you list your devices, things go very well. I’ve sold dozens of iPhones and iPads on eBay. No problems so far. I just list every single potential issue with the device. I’ve had zero complaints.

    As for buying, i would not buy any kind of used electronics personally. I love going to the apple store to buy my devices.
  6. sosumi99 macrumors 6502


    Oct 27, 2003
    I’ve bought and sold electronics (including Apple devices) on eBay for years. Things have gone okay. The key is to look at the seller’s reputation and history (avoiding new accounts, avoid recent bad feedback, avoid anything that smells wrong). Still, you are doing it with some degree of risk. The more I intend to spend on something, the less willing I am to do it on eBay.

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