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#16 SMELTN

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:43

how much cheaper would you get iphone5 over craigslist?? if safety is your consider, then don't deal over craigslist.
i heard best buy is selling iphone5 for $149 and Walmart for $127.


But that's with a 2 year contract. If u are buying a phone off Craig's list to begin with its because u don't want the contract.

Just FYI, I sold my black iPhone 5 a little over a month ago on eBay for $700.


#17 OP +fusi0n

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 13:23

I have decided to buy a new one..

The guy backed out of meeting me at AT&T and wanted to meet me at Mcdonalds.. I said no.. After more reading on craigslist, someone reported a story very similar to mine and got robbed.. same iphone posting and same Mcdonalds..and changed the meeting place at the last second.. If I get a new one at Best Buy I can get their blacktie, which rocks..

#18 SMELTN

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 14:20

WOW, dude sounds like you just got LUCKY to me!! Good call and not doing that. Remember Best Buy price matches, and Walmart have them for $129 right now for the 5. So save yourself 70 bucks

#19 moloko

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 14:32

track you how? when you reset the device you have to log back in using your apple id. which would be different than his. What you should be worried about is does it have a clean EIN.

#20 alphamale

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 15:26

buying from craigslists is filled with possible trouble. i buy a lot of cell phones for my collection. i find it harder and harder to buy one now. i demand a bill of sale to protect me from a bricked phone in case the idiot reports lost or stolen and very few people want to do that. People will say i have a brand new phone for sale. i say great bring the sales receipt. i bought a skyrocket from a famous photographer without one but i had 3 or 4 emails from them. i also call att (other) and give them the serial before purchase to check if its clean and that tells me at that minute its ok then the bill of sale for the future. if my understanding is correct should the phone be reported they will give you the contact infomration so you can find the person who reported it and work it out.

you could be tracked under those circumstance. always data wipe your new toy first thing