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    Buying phones from ebay...W

    How easy is it to activate a phone you buy from ebay? And, how do you know if it's stolen or not before you buy it? There's a phone I want to bid on, but I want to make sure I'm not going to get screwed when I go to activate it.
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    You can't activate it from ebay but you can contact the seller and ask for the MEID number. Then, call Verizon, give them the number and verify the ESN is clean.
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    Yep, check the MEID, and make sure you look at the sellers feedback. I don't buy anything expensive like a phone from anybody with less than 99% feedback, and i even look to see what kind of stuff they have sold before. If they got 30 positive feedbacks from selling cookie cutters, i might not feel too safe being the first to purchase something of value from them.

    Also, pay with paypal, then you will be protected by ebay and paypal against fraud.
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    Yeah anyone who is not willing to prove to you that the phone can be activated is not worth buying from.

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    Yeah, I tried contacting him, but it tells me he can't be contacted, so I can't ask a question. Past reviews are good though and he's sold quite a few phones.

    He's got 100% positive feedback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suuperflie View Post
    Yeah, I tried contacting him, but it tells me he can't be contacted, so I can't ask a question. Past reviews are good though and he's sold quite a few phones.

    He's got 100% positive feedback.
    I wouldnt have a problem at all buying from that seller then. I still pay for everything through paypal, just to add a layer of security.
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    what kind of phone is it? There is a seller on there that sells a ton of stuff and they gaurentee them for 30 days.

    I dont think Id buy from someone that I couldnt contact no matter how much good feedback they had. I would still want to verify the ESN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hemorrdroid View Post
    I still pay for everything through paypal, just to add a layer of security.
    me too, just for that. had a few dishonest sellers and paypal sides with buyers most of the time so it's pretty safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loki993 View Post
    what kind of phone is it? There is a seller on there that sells a ton of stuff and they gaurentee them for 30 days.

    I dont think Id buy from someone that I couldnt contact no matter how much good feedback they had. I would still want to verify the ESN.
    It's a Droid 2 to tide me over until something better comes along. I don't want to waste my last NE2 upgrade on anything that's out now.
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    I think it's pretty easy. Alot of my friends did it with their droids. Im selling my X if anybody is interested PM me
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