Well I was skeptical to buy off eBay and now I regret doing so. My loving mother went through the hassle of spending a boat load of money on me for Christmas to make me happy, and bought me a "new" iPhone off ebay. Well, I enjoyed playing with it, it's a great phone, some of you may have even seen my thread on opening day. Well, I thought the box was a little "too scratched up" so I figured hey, why not check the serial numbers. Well, to my unfortunate surprise the serial number on the box and the phone do not match. So I decided to go dig a little further and did what anybody else would do and entered both serial numbers on the apple website. Not to my surprise I get this message once I finished entering the serial number on the box, "Our records indicate that this product has been replaced. " Oh good... wait, what?! REPLACED? So I bought a replaced or... refurbished iPhone not a brand new... well brand new... refurbished.. iPhone. Some of you may be thinking "Hey what's wrong with that, refurbished units are as good as new, they go through a whole new cleaning process, they work, it's not a problem" Hey, I agree with you, but that's not the point! I supposedly bought a new iPhone, but got a refurbished unit instead, I wouldn't mind if I knew I was buying a refurbished iPhone. So my plan of action is to return this item back to the seller, and get my dad to handle this with apple and sign the contract and get a new plan and buy it directly from one of the retail locations, brand new. Is this possible, I'm not eligible for an upgrade so what's the pricing again $500 for 8gb and $600 for 16? Well this was my story and the point was inform some people to be careful when buying an iPhone from eBay, you don't know what you're actually in for.