My iPhone 4 just sold on eBay for $1750

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  1. SixSlinger macrumors regular

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    :eek: I couldn't believe it! The buyer is very nice and has already paid via PayPal.

    My question for some of you seasoned veterans...Is there still a way I could get screwed even though the money is in my paypal account?
     
  2. boshii macrumors 68040

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  3. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    Is the "nice" person asking you to ship it to their grandson in Nigeria?
     
  4. Munitalp macrumors 65816

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  5. Centient macrumors 6502

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    Let me guess. International shipment to the UK? London most likely...;)
     
  6. jfreak623 macrumors 6502

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    did you do a buy it now or auction? I would be very cautious. He could have easily gotten it cheaper than that as not all auctions are going that high
     
  7. Prolif1k macrumors 6502

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    Honestly, you never know these days. There have been a lot of horror stories later, especially as eBay has been shifting more and more to buyer rights and not seller rights.

    He could claim you sent him a box with a bunch of rocks in it, take pictures of some rocks in your iPhone box, submit it as proof, etc.

    I'm not saying this will happen, but when buyers pull crap like this, eBay frequently sides with them. I would go to a FedEx or UPS ship center and pack the phone in front of them, showing that it's sealed (or opened if you have done that). Have the person be a witness that you sent a legitimate package just in case. It really is worth the extra effort just to be safe.
     
  8. jamanrr macrumors member

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    it is a confirmed email address. then you should be good. 1750 really post a link if you do not mind. I might sell mine as well if you are getting that kind of money.
     
  9. Sweetbike40 macrumors 65816

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    people are completely nuts to spend that much on it.
     
  10. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Don't do anything until the money is in your account. Also, hope you didn't even open the package or it might be in different condition if you ever have to receive it back. Video tape and take pictures of you packaging it and the sealed box it is in.
    Best to cover all your bases.
     
  11. Munitalp macrumors 65816

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    When the 3GS's came out I had an extra and it would sell for about $1200 buy it now each time but the buyers were all very fishy so I would cancel it. Finally I just sold it for $850 to a U.S. buyer to save the hassles.
     
  12. treyjustice macrumors 65816

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    im looking on ebay. they are all selling about 850 for the 32 gb
     
  13. tigres macrumors 68040

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    That's a reason to buy one off contract IMO. WOW if it's legit.
     
  14. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    Be careful. It could be a stolen account or credit card. As soon as it's discovered they will take the money back. How 'bout the auction ID? :confused:
     
  15. Munitalp macrumors 65816

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    Problem is that PayPal has adopted the terrible policy of placing pending holds on all cash received until the buyer leaves positive feedback, a certain number of days pass, or 3 days after confirmed delivery... so as a Seller you really can't protect yourself anymore as you used to be able to by transferring it to your bank acct first. :(
     
  16. SixSlinger thread starter macrumors regular

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  17. boshii macrumors 68040

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    that's not true. maybe it's for new sellers. my funds are never held.
     
  18. Munitalp macrumors 65816

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    Ya, I just checked the completed listings and MOST are around $850 - $900 -- a few sold for much more but why would anyone pay more than double what they could pay?
     
  19. boshii macrumors 68040

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    0 feedback = ABORT! ABORT!

    EDIT: well he has some feedback, just no recent. he looks legit.

    did you transfer the money to your acct already?
     
  20. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Well in that case, no way I'd go through with that when everything else on eBay is selling for half that.
     
  21. Munitalp macrumors 65816

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    Weird, I have over 250 positive eBay feedback 100% positive and my funds almost always get held :confused:
     
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    You would be crazy to ship that phone. International and no feedback is really bad news. Wait 3 days, ebay will cancel their account by then.

    I would cancel the transaction asap.
     
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  25. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Do not allow collection. Ship it and enter the tracking number into paypal/eBay and make sure it's signed for. That way they can't deny receipt. If you allow them to pick it up from you that's the oldest scam in the book as they tell paypal they didn't receive it and paypal refunds automatically.
     

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