Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Xilinhot, China 中国锡林浩特
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Win Duos, Lenovo P700i
Carrier: China Mobile, China Unicom.
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The main risk of buying a used phone on places like Ebay, is that it could be reported stolen and carrier blacklisted, which renders it useless.
We've sometimes had posts like "Help I bought this Samsung on Ebay a few days ago, and now it can't get service or make calls.".
Buying a phone from CEX or Cash Converters should be OK though, because they're vetted on the CheckMend database.
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