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Old 07-05-2006, 7:24 PM
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Buying a phone on e-bay

What should I look for? Is there anything that I should watch out for in particular? Any hints or advice would be appreciated.
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Old 08-05-2006, 2:01 AM
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Pay close attention to the "fine print", aka their policies. Also, look at the pictures, the features, the price, and the shipping price; make sure you're not getting burned.

I recommend this eBay store: http://stores.ebay.com/Cellz4Less It's highly trusted by PayPal and is listed in the "Shops" section of PayPal.
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Old 08-05-2006, 12:37 PM
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always check the seller's feedback and be sure that you're prepared for problems if they come up - if you can buy within your own country, great, but beware of high shipping costs!
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Old 09-05-2006, 7:55 AM
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Make sure the phone is UNLOCKED and it has the right kind of card for your network (or can take it). A locked phone will do you no good.
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Old 09-05-2006, 11:16 AM
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Well, thats now exactly true, seeemilywrite. If the user knows what he or she is doing, he or she may unlock it him/herself.
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Old 09-05-2006, 4:55 PM
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I would just tell you the regular stuff to be careful about on ebay - check the seller's feedback. Pay attention to the fact if he has sold other cellphones or accessories and see how the customers have responded to those sales in particular.
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Old 14-05-2006, 5:42 AM
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I got a phone on ebay and it works great just look for a seller that has a good rating atleast a bule star no less or you may get scamed.
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Old 14-05-2006, 6:45 PM
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You're braver than I am, because buying stuff like that on E-bay makes me nervous. I've been burned on clothing, so I can't imagine a technology item!
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Old 24-05-2006, 10:48 PM
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I have an extra phone that you may want to purchase.. actually its brand new.. PM me for more information!
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Old 22-06-2006, 5:06 PM
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check it is compatible with yor chosen network ie unlocked. ask about battery condition, and sim card touch points ie where the sim is touching the phone

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Old 22-06-2006, 5:19 PM
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I wouldnt buy a phone on ebay. Just get a new plan most offer free phones with them.
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Old 22-06-2006, 5:51 PM
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Just make sure of peoples feedback, take into account what others have said about the seller and read over what is being offered. Try and get it from a UK seller, always helps.

If you have any questions, ask the seller. If they are reputable I'm sure they would be more than happy to ask any questions you have.
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Old 03-09-2006, 9:56 PM
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Make sure you note all the details about what is included. I know that my sound stupid, but I just got one and all that was included was the phone and charger. No CD, software, sync cable or manual. I guess I had been looking at so many I failed to verify what was included. My mistake. Now I am scrambling to pu together the additional pieces. All the above items listed are obvious too. Good luck.
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Old 05-09-2006, 3:58 AM
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Totally better of just going to a store but if you're desperate I suppose you can give it a shot.
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Old 16-09-2006, 11:27 PM
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Again like others have said check the fine print make sure your getting is what your thinking your getting. try to avoid getting a used phone that has scratches, lets be honest when you get a new phone you want one that looks brand new.

I sell new contract phones and you get 14 days to return it if you dont like it.
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