My Experience W/ Selling My iPhone for the G4/HD!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by klamse25, May 25, 2010.

  1. klamse25 macrumors 6502a

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    I posted my iPhone on eBay starting at 250 dollars, fair enough right? Then I watched it go up with 8 hours left to 260, then w/ 5 hours it went up to 290, and then it went up to 399, and I was extremely happy because this would pay for the new iPhone. Then all of the sudden I clicked refresh and $1,225 appeared on my screen. I thought my eyes were deceiving me, but I looked at the bids and it really happened. Two people got in a rapid bidding war, and the winner won with that much money! Now I'm wondering if I should use it on the new iPhone AND an iPad, or just save it. :D
     
  2. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    You're about to get scammed.
     
  3. boshii macrumors 68040

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    yessir!

    or they're just not going to pay.
     
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  5. Duffinator macrumors 6502

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    Well technically they just won't pay. ;)
     
  6. klamse25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well I thought the same thing at first, but they had a ton of great user reviews. I'm obviously not shipping until I get the money though. How long should it take for a response/payment?
     
  7. boshii macrumors 68040

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    you're supposed to specify in the auction.

    some require immediate payment while some are willing to wait up to a week.
     
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  9. klamse25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok thanks... Do you personally think this is a scam? I mean you can look at the auction and see her reviews...
     
  10. klamse25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's because I'm new to eBay...
     
  11. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    +1
     
  12. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Actually, we can't. The username is obscured.
     
  13. Duffinator macrumors 6502

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    Where is the buyer located?
     
  14. goldstmarc2 macrumors newbie

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    +1. In a few days/hours your going to get an even better miracle offer.....he will pay you $2000 more if you send it to Nigeria. You better offer a second chance to the next most plausible bidder (m***r for $300)
     
  15. Duffinator macrumors 6502

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    I thought that was only on craigslist? :eek:
     
  16. klamse25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    California! Lol so it's not outside the US obviously...
     
  17. klamse25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Exact same thing happened to me XD
     
  18. Duffinator macrumors 6502

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    Send the buyer an invoice asking for immediate payment. Expedite your pain.
     
  19. alexbates macrumors 65816

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    That buyer has only bid on 7 things total, all which have taken place in the last hour. It's a scam.

    But if you do happen to get payed, that would be the time to get excited :)
     
  20. klamse25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How else am I supposed to sell anything when opening a new account? In that case I'll always have 0 feedback...
     
  21. klamse25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for the suggestion... I'll surely do that! I think I should give the person who bidded 380 dollars a "second chance."
     
  22. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Buying and paying on time is a good way to gain initial feedback.
     
  23. boshii macrumors 68040

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    you have to start out with smaller items to gain a reputation of being a good seller.

    i personally wouldn't bid on anything from a seller with 0 feedback.

    this too.
     
  24. klamse25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you lol.

    Hope you have a good day/night!
     

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