Sell your Cell Phone Kiosks popping up in malls

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by scotrinaf, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. scotrinaf macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone else noticed these popping up in your local malls? Also, curious if anyone has tried selling their phone through these things... If so, please post your phone model and how much you were offered...

    Our local mall had several people in line at it last weekend when I first saw it...

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  2. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    If there's no person there it seems easy to scam unless they give you money after the phones are shipped to them.
     
  3. Menel macrumors 603

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    That wouldn't be very instant...
     
  4. scotrinaf thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, you hook a cable to your phone, it checks the specs, then apparently if you tell it you accept, it "swallows" your phone and spits out the cash...
     
  5. Bowsa2511 macrumors regular

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    Someone needs to make a video of this..
     
  6. DanTSX macrumors regular

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    neat

    there must be a ton of money in bringing obsolete phones to developing markets or to recycle them for parts.

    thieves must love these too. its like a pawn shop without the record and likely pays better.
     
  7. Squilly macrumors 68020

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    False. There's a camera built in and it scans your drivers license.
     
  8. whisper01Barry macrumors newbie

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  9. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    "Up to $259." Wow, sounds like a rip-off.

    Hackers could change the ID of their phone. If somebody wanted to they could create a USB drive that identifies as a phone.
     
  10. rgctx macrumors regular

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    Wrong, a real person sees the phone image and live video feed of the person. Phone is inspected on the other end by a human, you wait about 2 minutes while they run the iemi,etc.

    You must provide a valid ID, numbers are crossed referenced prior to you getting cash.
     
  11. DanTSX macrumors regular

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    Oh. Never mind. Must be foolproof.
     
  12. scotrinaf thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have an older phone that I'm going to give it a shot on, I'll report back afterwards. :)
     

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