Selling my v.1 iPhone on ebay

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  1. draperm25 macrumors regular

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    Hi Guys, Sorry if its already been posted

    But i have someone on ebay willing to purchase my 2g iphone but because he lives in the same area well about 5 miles away, he want to bring the cash for me to close it early? The only thing is, this is my first sale on ebay and i dont want to do anything wrong, resulting in bad feedback?

    I thought i wasnt allowed to do this, can you answer me this?

    1. Can i close it early if he offers to pay by Paypal?

    2. Will i get bad feedback if i close it early and he pays by Paypal?

    Thanks
     
  2. iPaul macrumors regular

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    Is there another high bidder?
     
  3. draperm25 thread starter macrumors regular

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    nope not as of yet it has only been on there 2 days, had 1 bid so far, but i think he likes the fact that i am near-by so is offering me just £20 less of my reserve price.

    I just dont want to get in to trouble with ebay and have bad feedback on my first sale on there, thats all
     
  4. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Quite frankly you can close early — if he is the only bidder and you are OK with the price…

    However do NOT accept PayPal if he picks it up in person or you deliver in person.

    PayPal/eBay will not accept any evidence from you like a signed delivery note etc if you have received payment by PayPal.
    They will only accept a Mail or courier delivery slip (signed for) as evidence of delivery should your buyer turn round and say they didn't receive or any other problem.

    In person = cash only.
    Delivery by Mail/Courier = PayPal only.
     
  5. iPaul macrumors regular

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    well if someone else has a bid entered it might be tricky....technically, you can cancel the auction but they discourage you from doing so (and doing so to sell it off eBay is not an allowed reason).

    http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/sell/end_early.html
     
  6. jsquared macrumors 6502

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    :apple:How much are you selling it for? I've got people willing to buy mine but I can't come up with a justified price...:apple:
     
  7. draperm25 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i have it as a reserve on ebay for £250.00, i know that it might be less but just thought that was a good price to put the reserve at

    Thanks guys, i think i will tell this person that i will sell it now to him for what he is asking but the payment will have to go through paypal and then i will deliver it to him straightaway.

    Does that sound ok, can he give me bad feedback for that?

    Thanks
     
  8. galactic732 macrumors member

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    didn't someone get mugged doing a cash in person exchange?
     
  9. draperm25 thread starter macrumors regular

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    oh well thats just answered my question then lol. I wont be doing that then
     
  10. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    Why not just have him use the buy-it-now. But then pay you in person? Meet him at YOUR bank. Get the money, and deposit it immediatly, and tada! no risk of robbery.
     
  11. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    A friend of mine just sold her 8GB for $350. Another sold her 4GB for $250, I sold my girlfriends cracked 8GB for $180.
     
  12. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Oh for heaven's sake.
    Only if you are stupid enough…

    Meet in a public place —*like the hall of your bank…
    :rolleyes:
     
  13. moabon.rob macrumors member

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    If you decide not to sell it to him I will be more than happy to take it off your hands for ~£230-£250, providing it's not jailbroken (I shall be in Swansea for the next week, from tomorrow) :)
     
  14. draperm25 thread starter macrumors regular

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    what is wrong with having it jailbroken then? I thought jailbroken just means that you can have installer on your iPhone. or is that me just being thick, lol
     
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  16. draperm25 thread starter macrumors regular

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    sorry, i didnt even realise i had put that in my signature, was so busy thinking about getting the 2Generation iPhone lol

    All changed now
     
  17. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    what?
     
  18. draperm25 thread starter macrumors regular

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  20. moabon.rob macrumors member

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    Nothing at all! I just want mine non-jailbroken so I don't have to worry about Apple updates :)... As I'm on o2 anyway, I'd be using an o2 PAYG SIM, so I've no need for it to be jailbroken!
     
  21. draperm25 thread starter macrumors regular

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    cool well done, is that what you wanted for it? how does that compare to the UK prices?
     
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  25. draperm25 thread starter macrumors regular

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    well i would like to get from about £230 to £250 for mine, hopefuly
     

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