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    Buying a Used Droid?

    hey guys,

    I got a question before i do something stupid. I have verizon and i want to buy a motorola droid. Some guy is selling his on craigslist. My question is if i buy this phone and it was lost or stolen. Is there any way i can get it activated? because i dont want to buy a preown phone from someone who stoled it and not be able to activate it. Thanks for any help.
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    Ask the guy why he is selling it, also ask if he has original box and sales receipt. Tada.
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    Get the ESN from him and check and verify to see if its working.
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    how do i check the esn to see if its ok?
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    Get the IMEI number from the phone and call VZW to check if it's stolen or not. If the seller won't provide, it's probably stolen
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    Yeah definitely get an ESN number from him and check it with VZW. Like the above poster said, if he is unwilling to give it then that raises suspicion.

    Also, try ebay. Thats where I bought my Droid, brand new. PM me if have any questions.
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    ok, the guy isnt replying so im guessing its a scam. Thanks guys! i wanna buy it off ebay, but its too expensive $400-500
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    Buy new, you wont regret it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peteystreet View Post
    ok, the guy isnt replying so im guessing its a scam. Thanks guys! i wanna buy it off ebay, but its too expensive $400-500
    If you find one cheaper than that it is probably a scam... And as it was said above, Buy a new one you wont regret it.
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    I'd really be careful about getting a used Droid. There are several manufacturing dates in which call quality was at issue. You might want to check out this thread before you go with a Craigslist phone. If it were me I'd avoid it ...

    https://supportforums.motorola.com/t...6215?tstart=60

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