Won eBay auction for 5s, would you take this?

Fendi10023

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Sep 15, 2013
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Brand New. Unused. AND ships with insurance.
But for just $460. Price seems low to me now that I think about it.
Before I get flamed for bidding and having second thoughts, if I don't purchase I'll send him $30 for his troubles.
 
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keysofanxiety

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-A...del-16GB-Gold-Sprint-CLEAN-esn-/171207976460?

Brand New. Unused. AND ships with insurance.
But for just $460. Price seems low to me now that I think about it.
Before I get flamed for bidding and having second thoughts, if I don't purchase I'll send him $30 for his troubles.
Dude, it's eBay. Buyer's always right. If you get shafted, open a case with eBay. It's counterproductive for sellers to scam on eBay as these days, they never win. It's the buyers you need to be careful of!
 

Dyce

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Sep 17, 2012
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Dude, it's eBay. Buyer's always right. If you get shafted, open a case with eBay. It's counterproductive for sellers to scam on eBay as these days, they never win. It's the buyers you need to be careful of!
+1 99% of the time, eBay sides with the buyer. You should be safe.
 

todd2000

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Nov 14, 2005
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Yep and he has good ratings, if he didn't put a reserve on it, thats his fault. That being said it IS in Jersey City, it might have "fell off the back of a truck."
 

Applejuiced

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Apr 16, 2008
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At the iPhone hacks section.
People like you is the reason I stopped selling on ebay.
Bid and win the auction and then never pay and waste my time:rolleyes:
And you will send him $30, yeah....
You have 1 single feedback before that, most likely you will dump that user account and open another one and keep doing the same whenever you feel like keep changing your mind and bidding on stuff you don't intent to pay for.
 
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AutoUnion39

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Jun 21, 2010
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It's a Sprint iPhone. What else you expect? They are the most worthless iPhones out there.

If it's too good to be true, file a claim on paypal. You'll get your money back ASAP.
 

JayLenochiniMac

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Nov 7, 2007
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Not surprised as the OP has only 1 feedback. That's why I add bidders with less than 5 feedbacks to my blocked list as I get their bids. They're most likely to end up as non-paying buyers.

OP, hope you get slapped with an unpaid item strike and don't act so surprised about the price. It's Sprint after all.
 

BSDanalyst

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Sep 16, 2013
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Why did you even bid if you're not sure of purchasing it. Sending him $30? What is that going to do?

Good luck with the negative feedback you're no doubt gonna get.
 

PNutts

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Jul 24, 2008
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look at his fb
he sold iPhone in nov and buyer never got it
Can you be sure? The feedback was posted Nov. 11th and the sale clearly states the phone won't be received until "about the second week of nov.".

User seems ok... should go legit... can't say 100% tho.
He removed the link from his post and made another bid in the Cell Phone section on eBay both less than an hour ago. Or maybe he's buying a case and screen protector. ;)
 

JayLenochiniMac

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look at his fb
he sold iPhone in nov and buyer never got it
No, read that specific listing more carefully. He sold it on October 24th with the specific stipulation that the buyer won't get it until about the 2nd week of November. The buyer posted that neutral feedback on November 11th (which is still within the 2nd week of November) complaining that he hasn't received it so the buyer jumped the gun by about 3 days or so.

Not sure why you're pointing this out given the seller has 98 feedbacks with about 98.3% positive and ebay protects unreasonable buyers like crazy, allowing them to leave unjustified feedbacks for sellers but not the other way around.
 

617aircav

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Jul 2, 2012
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This is stupid. Why bid in the first place if you had reservations? I hate buyers that bid and ask questions after they won the item. Pay up, it's a contract.

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(Sadly) buyers can't receive negative feedback.

No but they can report a non paying bidder, and eBay adds a strike to the buyers account which can restrict what the buyer can bid on. I encourage all sellers to have the highest standard of buyer restrictions on all their auctions.
 

the caveman

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Aug 21, 2007
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Won eBay auction for 5s, would you take this?

Dont you think you should've been asking these questions before you bid? I sell stuff on ebay and i had two buyers that did this to me. Its very frustrating to say the least.
 

617aircav

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Dont you think you should've been asking these questions before you bid? I sell stuff on ebay and i had two buyers that did this to me. Its very frustrating to say the least.

Yes. And also it was an auction so the item sold for what the bidders were willing to pay for it at that time. On another day it could have sold for more.
 

CEmajr

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Dec 18, 2012
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It's a Sprint iPhone. $460 seems right in line with average price of a used 5S on Sprint. Sprint phones have the worst resale value so they're not selling for $550-600 like used 5S's on the other carriers.
 
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