Should I list this as new or used?

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  1. britneyfan macrumors 6502

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    I got a replacement from Apple which I'm going to sell.
    The problem is, the genius took the wrapping off of the phone and put my SIM in, which I took out.

    Should it be listed as new or used? I mean, I didn't use it.

    I could explain it in the description.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Did you use it?
    Used is defined by use so ...
     
  3. britneyfan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    no, but it's not sealed. I just got it today

    I'm selling it on amazon though.
     
  4. firedept macrumors 603

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    When you sell it, just state what you have just posted. It is new as far as I am concerned. Other may think differently. I am sure they will post and let you know.
     
  5. britneyfan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    LOL thanks!

    I just feel weird classifying it as new, but then again, if I listed it as used, it would be a $200 or so hit.
     
  6. Darryjr macrumors regular

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    If it's a replacement it may be a refurbished unit.
     
  7. britneyfan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well, Apple insists it's new.
     
  8. DarkoDonnie macrumors member

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  9. britneyfan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    not sealed, because the geniuses took the wrapping off the replacement phone
     
  10. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    The best policy is to be honest and list it as a replacement iPhone in mint condition. A few days old replacement unit with a 90-day warranty extension is actually more desirable than used iPhones to bidders.
     
  11. JoshGlzBrk macrumors 6502a

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    I would use "Like new" with "mint condition" in the title, but explain what you said here in the description.
     
  12. maliu macrumors 6502a

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    New without original packaging? Then tell the history.
     
  13. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    How is it sealed if they already opened it?
     
  14. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Does it have 12 months of warranty left? No? Then it's NOT new and an ebay buyer may likely bounce it back on you when they find out.

    Describe it as "Like New" and explain that it's a replacement.
     
  15. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    It is not sealed.



    OP, list it as like new and then explain as others have said. You may have a refurb.
     
  16. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. I would list it as new and then state why it isn't sealed in the box.
     
  17. Iphull macrumors member

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    My guess is you aren't the first person who's tried to sell a replacement, which was why they removed the wrapping; so you couldn't sell it as new.

    People aren't going to want to pay new prices if they don't have warranties. They want to pay new prices if the item has never been used, and carries the same contracts as a brand new item.

    Also, there's a certain unexplained satisfaction people get when they open the brand new wrapping themselves. When they know the item has not been touched by someone else. Like a consumer's honeymoon? I don't know. But people will pay extra for that feeling.

    So, you might be first pick for a used item, which means you must knock down the price, but you won't be first pick for a new item.
     
  18. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    How about "New, unused Apple Genius Bar replacement"? That is what it is.
     
  19. srsub3 macrumors 6502

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    to me is definitely not new. Mint condition, but not new, as for new you consider a item in its original package that has not been touched by anyone.
     

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