What to do when buying 5s gold on craigslist

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vancouv, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. vancouv macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2013
    it is 5s gold(16gb) $800, factory unlocked, and sealed
    I'm meeting the seller at the apple store,
    he is bringing the proof of purchase as well
    what do i need to check there?(like serial number, esn?)
    im worried if it will get reported stolen after i purchase..
    And if it is factory unlocked and sealed, does it mean it hasn't been activated yet?
  2. dictoresno macrumors 601


    Apr 30, 2012
    make sure you get all of his contact info. as long as apple and the carrier can verify its not stolen and has a bad esn/imei, you should be good to go. what carrier is it from and what carrier will it be used on?
  3. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2010
  4. sjperformance macrumors 6502


    Oct 7, 2013
    Miami 305
    Exactly. Why not wait and order from apple? You're overpaying.
  5. davidg4781 macrumors 68020

    Oct 28, 2006
    Alice, TX
    I ordered an AT&T gold 5S on Thursday or friday. Shipped today.
  6. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    I'm not sure where you're located but I only had to wait 2 days for the phone I wanted to show up in a store. Reserved it online and picked it up later that day.

    For $800 you could buy a 32GB model and have $50 left over to spend on accessories.
  7. vancouv thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2013
    well im in canada so the shipping takes 1 month, and the MSRP is 800 here
  8. imhereareyou macrumors regular


    Aug 28, 2013
    If they do try and do something like that you can always direct them to the video footage taken inside the store at the time you were there. That should show he sold it, lay the money on the table and count it out dont just hand it to him in a stack...
  9. chaudhry747 macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2013
    I have iphone 5S gold unlocked. bought it yesterday from apple store (will give you receipt as well) but i am not liking it ( i mean color) if you want, i can sell it to you in 750.... PM me if you are interested. i am in NYC
  10. Bowsa2511 macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2013
    Look on Ebay, much cheaper and ships faster
  11. osx11 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2011
    Then he'd ask us what to watch out for when buying stuff off ebay.....:D

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