Call VZ before handing over the money to verify the ESN is clean? If the seller won't give you the ESN don't buy it.Open question for others -- seems to me there's more risk buying a used Verizon 3G ipad from someone you don't know. Even if you have every reason to think it's a legit buy, what if a week after you buy it Verizon blacklists the thing, do you have any recourse? With AT&T, get a new SIM, off you go. What do you do with Verizon? (It's for this that I'd be especially suspicious on a Verizon device that's a very good deal relative to other sellers).
Yes, the first part is easy. Can the ESN becomes bad after? i.e. scammer buys from a legit seller on ebay using stolen credit card, then resells it to you quickly. Everything's fine when you buy it, three weeks later credit card chargeback to original seller, he/she reports it stolen, VZ blacklists it. Can this happen? What recourse do you have?Call VZ before handing over the money to verify the ESN is clean? If the seller won't give you the ESN don't buy it.