Is this acceptable condition for a 'perfect' 3GS

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by skm, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. skm macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2009
    Hey Guys

    I've recently sold my iPhone on eBay (link) and the buyer wanted to be 100% there were no scratches and it could pass as brand new to his girlfriend. I said no and took pictures that detail the tiny scratches any iPhone gets after only 1 day.

    The eBay photos were taken during the day and the two images I've attached were taken with a flash in the dark to show the tiny scratches. I put my girlfriends iPhone next to it to show how a regular iPhone looks - hers has been in a case 90% of the time and it still looks like that.

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  2. cirial macrumors regular

    May 2, 2010
    Pompano Beach, FL
    Yeah yours is pretty near perfect. I still wouldn't use the word perfect on eBay though. Say "like new" and make sure you state no returns and that it works 100%!
  3. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000


    Jun 6, 2007
    Canada EH!!!
    The pictures you posted here don't look anything like the pictures you used in your auction. :eek:

    To be honest, it doesn't look like it's in "Perfect Condition" like you claim in your Ebay ad.

    Good Luck!
  4. RobMoss macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2009
    Tell the buyer that he shouldn't lie to his girlfriend, too.
  5. OMGitsShan macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2010
    In the picture which one is your girlfriends phone?
  6. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

    May 11, 2008
    My 3GS has zero of those little specks.

    I guess it must be 'super perfect' condition, going by your rating scale.

    Perfect is zero marks. Period.
  7. Cookies n footy macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2009
    You really shouldn't have sold it as perfect condition. You should have sold it as very good condition not perfect.
  8. AppelGek macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2010
    agreed... on the eBay photos it does look perfect, imo.
  9. iggypod macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2010
  10. SophiaLee macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2010
  11. MyRomeo macrumors 6502


    Jul 22, 2010
    United Kingdom
    I recently sold my 3GS on ebay and it too was almost as good as new, I think I described it as 'excellent condition, minimal wear and tear'. It had no marks at all on it as far as I could see but we all know how some buyers can be.

    the ebay ad also lists the item as used which comes with the description

    'Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended'

    as long as your being honest about its condition and not hiding a big dent or scratch I dont see a problem with your wording. Just avoid saying its 'perfect' as that implies its never been out the box and has absolutely no marks at all on it.
  12. billycuth macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2010
    sorry dude, this is a very misleading ad in my opinion. I would be emailing you immediately to negotiate the price down if I received that phone after purchasing what looked to be a close-to-new phone.

    If you wouldn't issue a partial refund, I would definitely be opening a case with paypal for "not as described".
  13. SophiaLee macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2010
    Oh and no way can that pass as brand new. I agree that your ad is misleading.
  14. adztaylor macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2009
    Preston, UK
    Nah never use the word perfect. When I ever sell used stuff I always use the words "full working order" and then I highlight where any marks are on the phone in the description.
  15. Zepaw macrumors 65816


    Apr 18, 2010
    NEVER use the word perfect. It makes it was too easy for a seller to come back at you for the most minute issue.

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