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PinkBanana

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Seen this advertised for sale on a local buy n sell page. I'm not convinced it's genuine as never come across a box with THAT written on it before.....
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PinkBanana

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£250. Never been opened apparently, but it has been opened because it's not inside the box. Comes with charger etc. I think the camera lens on the front looks a little too big, but may be wrong.
 

Girdler

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Seeing that they have opened the box but sent you a picture of the device powered off, I wouldn't trust it. If you see a picture of the "iPhone" working, then I would be more apt to take a chance on it, you know?
 

PinkBanana

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The seller states its never been used or turned on. It's looks like its had a screen protector on. If it was brand new and never been turned on surely it would be in A CORRECT box with an iPhone picture on and have the original screen protector on. It's an obvious refurb in my opinion and why would it have a 3rd party charger? I'd give him £150 because of the points stated.


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PinkBanana

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Seeing that they have opened the box but sent you a picture of the device powered off, I wouldn't trust it. If you see a picture of the "iPhone" working, then I would be more apt to take a chance on it, you know?
yeah true. I want to tell others to beware. But from what I hear he's not one to be messed with.


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Girdler

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yeah true. I want to tell others to beware. But from what I hear he's not one to be messed with.


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The way I see it is, you can only tell so many people not to buy something before they do anyway. You can make a posting stating that you want to see the phone working before you will consider it. Since the phone is out of the box, it is already considered a 'used' phone and not a 'new' one. If they won't do that, then others will already know not to purchase it.
 

IllusionEntity

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Seen this advertised for sale on a local buy n sell page. I'm not convinced it's genuine as never come across a box with THAT written on it before..... View attachment 24261


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I got one of those boxes when I sent my iPhone off for repair. He has probably done the same, received his replacement and decided to sell up. If it's on eBay you're protected from scams anyway.
 

rambo47

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The camera may look big in the picture if there is some kind of screen protector on it and it has a cutout for the front-facing camera. That's definitely an AppleCare box so it's either repaired or refurbished. I wouldn't buy it though unless I saw pictures of it turned on.