Looking into buying a used iphone from a store

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lovepink0844, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. lovepink0844 macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2013
    So there's this store near where I live that sells a bunch of used iPhones. Since they're being sold by a store, how would I go about checking for a clean imei?? I'm not sure if the store checks before they buy them.
  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Since they are brick&mortar u can always go back and say hey?
  3. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    I don't have any experience in this, but from the previous threads I've seen folks talk about trying to use the phone with the carrier you're going to use or contacting them. The third party IMEI checkers can be unreliable. If it's running iOS 7, make them erase it before you buy it so there's no risk of it being activated locked.

    I don't have any links handy so with best intentions I'll suggest a quick search of the forum for IMEI and see what the experts have said.

    If it's a legit store get their return policy and tell them about your concern before your purchase. They won't mind and will be able to ease your mind. If you aren't comfortable with what they tell your or try to do, don't buy there! :)

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