Sold iPhone, buyer wants IMEI number

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  1. mattwolfmatt macrumors 65816

    mattwolfmatt

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    I just sold an iPhone 6 on eBay, now the winning bidder wants the IMEI number before they pay.

    Is there a reason they want this, or is there something untoward they can do if I give it to them? I paid full price for this, so it's out of contract (verizon phone).

    Thanks in advance for your advice.
     
  2. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

    Fancuku

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    They should have asked before they clicked buy-it-now but I don't see why you shouldn't give it out. The buyer most likely wants to check if the phone is locked or unlocked. There is not much else that he can do with it.
     
  3. lordofthereef macrumors G4

    lordofthereef

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    They want to make sure it isn't iCloud locked and it's unlocked to all carriers (if you sold it as such). There really isn't anything they can do with it to negatively effect you. It's basically like a VIN check on a vehicle.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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