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Buying a used phone

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Posted 7th Jun 2020
3480371-pZSIA.jpgon facebook marketplace and someone is selling an s10e small crack on the back but seems incredibly cheap. any thing I should be wary about? phone is dual sim. thanks in advance
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If it’s on contract the seller can report the phone as stolen in a month’s time to the contract provider and brick your phone. Also, some dodgy sellers can send you contents that are carefully weighed to the mass of the phone and box/contents itself (if a box and contents are included) bypassing mail checks and leaving you with a dud (common tactic usually is sending a literal brick in the packaging). That’s about it really, but your risk and the best thing you really can do is to record and photograph the parcel and contents as evidence if something goes wrong
MrMaccieKFC07/06/2020 16:21

If it’s on contract the seller can report the phone as stolen in a month’s …If it’s on contract the seller can report the phone as stolen in a month’s time to the contract provider and brick your phone. Also, some dodgy sellers can send you contents that are carefully weighed to the mass of the phone and box/contents itself (if a box and contents are included) bypassing mail checks and leaving you with a dud (common tactic usually is sending a literal brick in the packaging). That’s about it really, but your risk and the best thing you really can do is to record and photograph the parcel and contents as evidence if something goes wrong


Ahh ok thanks, makes sense. Was going to collect the phone but the seller blocking it is a big problem. I think its also been snagged now anyway
Only buy phones that are over 2 years old... less likely to be in contract then, so no profit in someone reporting it stolen.
Ringfinger07/06/2020 18:23

Only buy phones that are over 2 years old... less likely to be in contract …Only buy phones that are over 2 years old... less likely to be in contract then, so no profit in someone reporting it stolen.


Ahh thanks, makes sense good advice
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