Chance to buy Used Nexus

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  1. Alphaman

    Alphaman New Member

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    Hello fellow Droider's,

    I have a chance to buy a Nexus today from an acquaintance at a reduced price. I've never met this person so is there a way I can check the phone out when buying to make sure it's a good phone? I know I need to call Verizon with the ESN# and make sure it's good but is there a way to check that the phone is good? The person says the phone hasn't been rooted. Your help is appreciated. Thanks!
     
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    Meet with them in person and inspect the phone yourself.
     
  3. Alphaman

    Alphaman New Member

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    My plan is to meet them in person and boot it up, but I guess there's no way to tell if it has glitches or a problem? I will go through the screens but that's really all I know to do?
     
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    Biggest thing will be the esn meet up at a verizon to have them check most glitches can be hammered out on the forum

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    Check for hardware issues and the ESN. Software issues can most likely be resolved through flashing the stock images if necessary.
     
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    How much are they selling the phone for?
     
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    Definitely meet at a Verizon store. They can confirm the ESN is clear and then provide you with the micro sim you'll need for the phone at no cost.
     
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    I just went through the same thing as you. I met at a local Verizon store so they could check the esn and everything went well. Good luck!

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  9. Alphaman

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    Well they're saying the phone is new but I'm not really believing it. I figure it must have been activated and used at some point but I havent seen it yet. I don't have an upgrade available and can't add another line right now without it sending red flags to the spouse so I can pick this up outright for 5 bills. Cheapest I've seen is 6.5 bills outright.

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    You can buy it from Verizon for $650 off contract. If you have any doubt I wouldn't buy one for $500 unless it's in perfect condition.
     
  11. Alphaman

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    He's saying its new but I' ll check...

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