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    It would be easy to buy bricked or messed up phones from someone who doesn't know what they are doing then fix it and resale it. Easy money.

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    Easy money, bad karma. Offer to fix it, charge for your services.
     
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    but then you run the risk of buying a truly bricked phone and being out the money.

    I mean the phone could have been drowned then dried out and they can says it's bricked. I guess you would have to be there and inspect it in person. If i was trying to buy a phone in person from a guy who said its bricked and i could get into the bootloader, i would probably just do the 10minute flash and let him have his phone back.
     
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    is there really that many truly "bricked" phones?
     
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    probably not, but if you bought them off ebay and they were truly bricked you would have a nice paper weight sitting on your desk. I've truly bricked one droid x, and if you count drowning your phone and it becomes a brick then im sure there are a few more. Your probably more likely to see a bricked phone from drowning than from user screw ups. and im sure on ebay people will sell them just saying there bricked and say nothing about the drowning part.
     
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    I buy from people I know or local people that I can meet. If I get off Ebay I make sure that there is a return policy, because if it is water damaged or hardware issue it goes back.
     
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    If you plan on restoring people's phones or making a business out of it, I recommend making the Linux Live sbf CD. Its pretty sweet

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    Oh, i thought you were thinking about do this. as i can see you already do. glad it's working out for you.
     
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    I was thinking bout doing this but have yet to put the words into action

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    I don't see too many listings on eBay about bricked phones. What would one search for to find them?
     
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    Just have to look, ask questions and at times take a small risk

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    I do this ALL the time. Not so much the phones with software issues, but the phones with physical damage. My favorite trick is to buy two of the same phones, one with a broken screen and one with water damage. Take the good screen off the water damaged phone and place it on the cracked screen phone and wala, one more franken phone on ebay. I'm always buying phones and have a drawer full of broken ones. I ALWAY disclose 100% on ebay though. I make some very detailed descriptions.

    If you're simply fixing someones bricked phone locally and selling it for profit you're a dick though. I charge a flat 20 dollars for any sort of repair/modifications that someone wants to pay for. I do this as a hobby and enjoy it, not trying to make a living out of it. I probably make an extra 500-1000 dollars a month doing this though...
     
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