October 6th, 2012, 04:05 PM
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Buying Android off of ebay
I'm thinking about buying a android off of ebay, not sure if I will go used or new. But I have a question or two.
Regarding ESN numbers. If I contact someone for their esn number to make sure it is good, How do I verify it? If they give me the number how do I tell if it is good or not?
And If in the pictures they have posted, it shows it without the display on, Should I ask them for more pictures with it on, to make sure it works? Or should I be fine? Like, if they say it works, but I get it and it doesn't, can they get in trouble somehow? Or do they have nothing to lose?
And when people list items as "new", am I really guranteed always that it is new? Like if the box isn't sealed and has been opened before, there isn't really a way to tell if it has been used or not is there, besides scratches and what not? Because I could buy a "like new" for like 50$ cheaper than a new one.
Is there anything else I should be cautious about or ask or anything?