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Old January 21st, 2013, 09:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
John1988
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Default Safest way to buy a Galaxy S III on Criagslist?

Hey everyone, I have a iPhone 4 atm, and want to buy a Galaxy S3 off Craigslist. Simply the iPhone is too boring and restrictive. My iPhone 4 is eligible for upgrade with Verizon, but I want to save it for when the S4 comes out. So I would like to have a S3 for now and keep my unlimited data plan.

I see many people selling S3's on Craigslist, but I am afraid of getting scammed. For example they can sell me the phone, and maybe a day or month or two later, they can report the phone lost or stolen- leaving me with a bricked phone and couple hundred down the drain.

Is there a way to avoid this?

I know we can meet at a Verizon store make sure the phone is clean and not stolen, and swap it there. But can they still report their phone lost or stolen after it's deactivated with Verizon, and on my account?

Is there anything else I should make sure of? Any other tips for buying used on Craigslist?

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