Other What is "SRF" or "FRB"? ...ebay iPhone listings

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  1. benji888 macrumors 68000

    benji888

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    Hey, I'm looking into buying a used iPhone off of eBay, some listings end with "SRF" or "FRB" ...I cannot find what this means... WTF ( ;) ) do they mean? :confused:
     
  2. fitcious macrumors member

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    No idea...SRF...Seriously Really Fake?

    FRB- From Retail Box?

    Iono
     
  3. Givmeabrek, Apr 24, 2018
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    Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    SRF - Seller Refurbished
    Usually this is SRB

    FRB- Factory Refurbished
     
  4. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    What’s a seller refurbished?! ‍♂️
     
  5. benji888, Apr 24, 2018
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    That's it, thanks.

    ...But, I seriously doubt, an eBay seller that sells "refurbished" products sells products that are actually factory refurbished, unless, of course, they mean their own "factory" :rolleyes:
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    that usually means they inspected the device to make sure everything functions, and, sometimes also cleaned it up, (sometimes there might be lint or debris inside lightning ports), ...in the case of other things they might sell, they might take the battery cover off and clean the inside also. Yes, some eBay sellers actually do all of this, so that they get high feedback ratings.
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    ...this is actually very different from Apple Certified Refurbished, if you get one of these devices, (only available on Apple's website, and a very limited number of Apple Certified Resellers), these have new batteries, new outer shell and have been professionally cleaned/polished, also come with a new Apple 1 year warranty and AppleCare can be added. I've purchased a couple Apple Certified Refurbished products and, so far, have been unable to tell any difference from a brand new device.
     

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