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Old December 4th, 2012, 12:43 AM   #14 (permalink)
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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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