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    Buying a new phone from someone without receipt! Too risky?

    I'm thinking of purchasing an expensive mobile phone from someone who is selling it because it's an unwanted upgrade on contract. Thus I doubt there is any receipt they can provide me with...If they were using it and it failed, they could contact the network provider and get a replacement sent.

    But what happens if I buy it from them and it fails after say 6 months? Is there anyway I can get it repaired for free?

    Thanks.

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    too jazzy

    Original Poster

    Alfonse;6723086

    too jazzy



    Can we try to offer the needy OP some proper help pls? ;-)

    Just make sure you know where the seller lives

    The End;6723098

    Can we try to offer the needy OP some proper help pls? ;-)



    it is too jazzy, you buy in a private sale the come on any issue is not worth the hassle

    be aware you're buying it with no proof of purchase.

    Original Poster

    If only the phone was PAYG, I guess this is a flaw of the contract system, they really should offer a receipt so people can sell them and not have to contact the stupid network providers...

    Even if the phone is an upgrade they would get some form of receipt, even if it's just the delivery note - so if it's totally genuine then the seller would have some king of paperwork for it

    Mrs.Z;6723501

    Even if the phone is an upgrade they would get some form of receipt, even … Even if the phone is an upgrade they would get some form of receipt, even if it's just the delivery note - so if it's totally genuine then the seller would have some king of paperwork for it



    this

    they should have a receipt, it will usually have the phone ie

    Nokia E71 (upgrade) £0.00

    The agreed price that you strike should always take into account the risk element. There are many people who do sell on relatively new phones, but always beware of the sellers who state: there's no box, the dog chewed it, no accessories or original wall charge, those not being available, then I would avoid like the plaque, you may well end up owning a brick if has emerged from unsavory sources. :thumbsup:
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