iPhone X Is there a Tab on an iPhone X Packaging?

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  1. justperry macrumors G3

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    The Thread title already says it all, see below for a picture.

    I think those phones are fake, or something else going on, it's on Ebay,
    the price is too low for new iPhones X (256GB).(GBP 850,00)


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  2. raqball macrumors 68000

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    Mine, purchased from an authorized AT&T store, had the packaging tab..

    38 second mark of this video as well shows the tab.

     
  3. justperry thread starter macrumors G3

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    Ok, so they might be real, price is way below retail price though afaik.
     
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    Yes. They aren't shrink wrapped any more. Just wrapped in plastic with a tab.
     
  5. raqball macrumors 68000

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    I never trust eBay sellers who are offering far under retail.. Could be stolen phones or have some other issue. I don't have any data to back this up but I remember reading something a while back that some eBay phones (iPhone or not) are stolen from the factory and / or are QC rejects that did not get disposed of and end up in the hands of Chinese eBay sellers.
     
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    Keep in mind the plastic packaging now can easily be removed and replaced after you do whatever with the inner contents of the box. Back in the day you'd have to use a shrink wrap machine. Now, you just put the plastic back on and if you are careful it looks exactly the same as a new unit.
     
  7. justperry thread starter macrumors G3

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    Depends, I think you can trust Ebay if the seller is an *'oldie' and has a 100% track record

    * Oldie is someone who's there for long and sold 1000's of items.

    In this case the seller has 100% feedback but only bought items, he never sold one single item.
    Not that I was actually buying an iPhone on Ebay, just wanted to compare with a deal here.
     
  8. raqball macrumors 68000

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    If all the feedback is from buying then I'd avoid buying from a seller with that type of feedback but that's just me..
     
  9. justperry thread starter macrumors G3

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    Yup, not falling into that trap.
     
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    The little circle on the tab doesn't look green in the eBay pics but I think it should be green.

    iPhone X wrapping
     
  11. justperry thread starter macrumors G3

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    It's hard to see, but, begs the question, is the green tab the same everywhere?
     
  12. raqball macrumors 68000

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    Yes I believe so but I suppose it could change between regions but that would be odd.. Mine had green on the tab..
     
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    I got one yesterday and it had a green tab. I can't imagine they'd want to have it different in different regions.
     
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    It's probably the same, but I think (AFAIK) there were slight differences on some occasions.
     
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    Even that is no guarantee as the "Oldie's" account could have been hacked by a scammer and him not know it. When it come to eBay I would never buy something like an iPhone. There are some very smart scammers out there.
     
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    Ebay is good for cheap stuff, I myself never bought expensive stuff on Ebay and never will.
     
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    I have bought and sold lots on eBay but I tend to sell my iPhones on Craigs List. Face to face with cash in hand for me. Have had ebay members ask if I can mail now and they make payments!
     
  18. justperry thread starter macrumors G3

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    Genuine question, is cash safe?
    There's counterfeit money.
    And then there are tricks (not with cash) like the one used in The Netherlands, the seller has a fake app it shows he transferred money but didn't, can't recall the exact way but people fall into these tricks.

    I myself rarely sell things, I just give it away.
     
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    When I've done cash transactions it was done in a bank and I deposited it in front of the person who gave me the cash. I'd never take a screenshot from someone's random app as proof of payment. Not until it hits my account is it paid.
     
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    When selling high priced items for cash I always meet at an Apple store (if it's a MacBook or similar), a carrier store if it's a phone or my bank if it's something else. All of these places can check the cash to make sure it's legit and they all have video surveillance.
     
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    When it comes to Apple products and eBay, I do not sell anything Apple related on there anymore. I Never was subject to any type of fraud, but I know plenty who have been and there have been many threads of honest sellers who have been victimized as well.

    Mainly because the popularity and with the amount of fraud with Apple products, the risks have grown exponentially. I’m not willing to sacrifice a perfectly good Apple product To sell on eBay and have somebody potentially fraud me later on with a false claim and they get refunded along with keeping my product.

    With any of my expensive Apple products, they are either sold in person for cash or given to someone else I know. We all have different experiences, but one has to ask themself, is it worth the risk.
     
  22. Docd62 macrumors regular

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    I don’t trust eBay for selling anymore. There are too many scammers and people who just want to make your life miserable. The last one of the last iPhones I tried to sell on there some jerk won my item but would not pay had to cancel the sale and re-list it. He gave me a bad feedback and at the time I had 100% feedback. Every time I listed the phone he would bid on it and be high bidder and do the same thing and not pay. If I blocked him from bidding he would would use another account that he created or borrowed and bid again. With the help of eBay and a lot lost time I got him blocked enough so I could sell it as for the bad feedback removed. But I’m lost money on the deal as it ended up selling for about 20% less than the second high bidder was willing to pay on the first listing.

    So the best way is to sell or buy is to people with good multiple feedbacks. And if it sounds to good to be true don’t waste your time.
     

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