I bought an iPhone from gumtree on Friday, few scratches but nothing to worry about, I am worried they will eventually report it stolen and I'm left with a second hand piece of crap. I've noticed the reception keeps dropping from full coverage to no service so I took it back to Apple and they told me the phone was only 3 days old! which surprised me for a phone with had quite a bit of wear on the frame.
Apple guy checked the records and it was bought from Argos on the 16/03/17 they said as its under 28 days old they cant do anything about it and the fault is with Argos, The phone tests came back with the phone working perfectly but he wrote there was a potential issue with the coverage.
I've contacted the buyer and they wont give me any sort of receipt, my issue is do I tell Argos I bought the phone second hand and I need to return it without any receipt? or do I like and say I got it from a friend who's name I don't know and I want them to replace it as the phone is only 5 days old now.
I am worried the phone will eventually get blocked from the previous owner so want to get a replacement asap and I know Apple wont replace it in 28 days as the tests came back fine
I would apperciate any help