[Selling Advice] Do I have to take it back?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hustenloeser45, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. hustenloeser45 macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2015
    Hi there,

    I have a question. About a month ago, I purchased an iPhone 6 on ebay classifieds with an UK O2 sim lock. The seller also gave me a sheet of paper from a lost & found office that the periode of 6 months was over and he could keep the phone. Anyway, I tried to get the simlock removed but o2 sent me following explanations:

    I'm sorry, we have not been able to unlatch your device at this time.
    The reason given is:

    The mobile number provided has not been used with the handset IMEI
    provided. The two will need to be associated before we can unlatch.


    I'm sorry, we have not been able to unlatch your device at this time.
    The reason given is:

    You have not passed our security checks with the information that you
    have provided. Kindly check that you have provided the correct

    Therefore, I sold the phone further on eBay as a defect, saying
    "I am selling an iPhone 64GB in space gray with o2 uk simlock. I bought this device myself recently on eBay classifieds and the seller has unfortunately concealed that it has an o2 UK simlock, and therefore I cannot use this device. Therefore, it is expressly sold as a defect. Since private sale, no return or warranty!"

    Now the buyer requested reverse transaction, as the IMEI of the phone is apparently blacklisted and therefore, he is also unable to unlock the device.

    Do I have to take it back? I didnt know the IMEI was blacklisted but I expressly sold it as a defect.

    Any Ideas?
  2. Medusa3 macrumors 6502


    Mar 17, 2015
    Washington State
    If you listed as defective, you're in the clear.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    No, but I'm sure you'll have to work your way through a dispute.

    I don't know what a simlock is vs. blackiisted IMEI, but if they're same you're ok

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