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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by clucernoni, May 10, 2010.

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    So I was recently offered $350 for my droid, which he will pay be through money order. I have been interested in upgrading to the incredible just to try out a phone with no keyboard (the droid was my first smartphone) and well as the other goodies that come with it. Now if I decide to go through with the sale, what kind of things do I need to be sure to do? I am rooted and have a new theme, so I will simply follow one of the guides here to go back to stock 2.1. I have also heard of people doing something with the ESN? The incredible I would get would be from someone else as well, I assume I would just put the ESN into my verizon account to activate the phone, but I would need to get my droid off there first.

    Also, are there any things I should be looking out for as far as scams when getting my incredible from ebay? I have never done something like this before, I normally just upgrade when my plan allows it.

    Thanks for all the help as usual.
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    I would just say check out the sellers feedback on ebay before purchasing i have had great luck on ebay but usually only buy from sellers with 99% or better feedback and a lot of references, also dont send your phone off till the money order clears, lots of money order scams. I think you would be better off getting payment through paypal
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    My only hesitance with payPal is that I know that sometimes the user can pull the money back and file claims to try and get the money back even though they have received the item. I guess you just have to get all your proof in order with proof of delivery etc...i just thought maybe money order would be easier, but the more i read up the more i see they can pull the money back up to 10 days after you deposit the check, which seems much less secure if they can fake the money orders.
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    What about the ESN? The buyer says the ESN was activated to clear it. What do I need to do with mine to make sure they can't get any of my info as well as make sure they can't put it back on my plan?
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    I used to work at a bank and you can stop payment on Money Orders. So there is no 100% way to guarantee your payment. I would suggest you use PayPal and make sure you get a signature for receipt of the Droid you are sending. PayPal will not automatically take the money back if the buyer complains. You will have a chance to prove your side which would include showing the receipt.

    Just my suggestion.