Okay to release serial number once phone sells on eBay?

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  1. Patrick G macrumors regular

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    I just sold my iPhone 8 Plus on eBay and the buyer has already submitted payment via Paypal. However, after submitting payment, he sent a message requesting I provide the device serial number. Is this okay to provide now? Any risk there? Why would he be asking?
     
  2. pdxmatts macrumors 68000

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    Yes, they want to check to make sure it has a clean IME.
     
  3. gelie macrumors 6502

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    If that’s the case , just send him the IME #
     
  4. pdxmatts macrumors 68000

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    I'm thinking that is what the buyer is asking for, not the serial number
     
  5. Patrick G thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. pdxmatts macrumors 68000

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    IMEI, it's in settings>general>about
     

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