Looking at a iphone 5 used on craigslist in about 20 minutes, what do i look for?

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  1. arctyler macrumors regular

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    I am looking at a iphone 5 in about 20 minutes, and i am meeting the guy at the mall, which seems kind of sketchy but I am thinking ill just tell him to meet me at the verizon store so we can check it out, but what else should i look for with it to make sure it is clean? Also he is only asking 300 for it and its a black iphone 5 32gb, so I need some quick information before i leave here, thanks

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    bumpp anyone?
     
  2. wmdunn macrumors newbie

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    Check it physically, have Verizon check the serial, imei number. Have them check ownership, insurance, and for water damage. Depending on where you are, that sounds a tad bit low ... be careful!
     
  3. 617aircav Suspended

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    At the end of the day you are relying on the sellers honesty. Things to check for-

    Water damage
    Screen replacement
    GPS working
    Wifi working
    Speakers working
    Mic working
    Ear piece working
    Top button
    Home button
    Touch screen
    Test call
     
  4. iCarabma macrumors 6502

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    What they said, also make sure find my friends is off.

    And there is nothing sketchy per se about meeting at a mall. I always meet people in public places when I sell things on craigslist. I don't want random strangers to know where I live.
     
  5. moldy lunchbox macrumors 6502a

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    $300? I just sold my 32gb iPhone 5 earlier today for $440 and that was after I dropped it several times down from $500. Hope everything checks out.
     

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