Buying phone from Gumtree...

Found 16th Sep 2017
I'm interested in a phone that's advertised on Gumtree.

The seller says it's an unwanted upgrade from Carphone Warehouse (CPW). Unlocked to all networks.

I'm not sure how CPW upgrades work but I'm weary as you hear horror stories of it going wrong.
If the handset is sold on can the original buyer still get it blocked at a later date by saying its been stolen (insurance claim)?

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Stops paying for it. Phone gets blacklisted. Rip
Buying a phone off Gumtree - You CANNOT be serious
Don't do it!
Was expecting this sort of question from a newbie.
Depends who you purchase from. My very 1st iphone original was from gumtree and I didn't have any issues. But better be safe, gumtree isn't a place to look for phones these days..
Thanks everyone.
I'll certainly give it a miss. Not worth the risk.

I've bought a Note 4 in the past from Gumtree which was purchased from CPW (sim free) which I'm still using. Saying that it was also around 18 months old at the time of purchase so less to be blocked.
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