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Old January 13th, 2013, 04:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Buying a used Incredible2

I currently have a (dying/dead) Incredible 2. Really liked the phone, had it for about 14 months. Have had almost no problems until yesterday. Phone froze, when I took out the battery and restarted I was stuck in an endless boot loop. After a couple of unsuccessful complete restores went to the verizon store today. I have 7 months until upgrade and without using heroic measures, the lady basically told me my phone was dead.

Soooooo....if I was to buy another one, what kind of things should I look for. I have never purchased a used phone, have always upgraded from verizon.
Is it worth ebay or do I try an online retailer? I have a sim card in my phone, are there ones that don't require a sim card? What kind of things should I avoid? What are some of the things that I need to ask before buying? What is a fair price? Are there really places that would sell a "NIB" for under $200 (this would be my preference if it is legit)?

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Old January 19th, 2013, 10:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Did you have root on your first Inc2? I've heard of some "horror stories" about questionable software loaded in the background of some second-hand phones. I'd immediately do a factory reset upon receipt if you did decide to go with a used phone. But that may just be my paranoia.

And regarding price, these phones are not the hot new item; they're not 4G and they're obsolescent technology. Not to say I don't still love my Inc2 but they're not the most desirable phone. Hence, you should be able to get one pretty cheap. I would think >$200 for a NIB phone isn't crazy talk.
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Old January 25th, 2013, 09:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Check swappa.com I have bought and sold many times through there. I don't trust eBay as much.
You shouldn't need a SIM card.
The prices on Swappa are a fair representation of what you'll find anywhere, and just like anywhere else, they range depending on how many are available.
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If you’re looking for used or refurbished phones you see a lot at ebay. Me? I never buy at ebay specially phones and other gadgets since there tremendous complaints that most item sold to ebay are stolen phones. Same stories I heard from those who buy at Craigslist.

Last year I bought an iPhone 3 at Usedphoneuk.com for 219.95. From the last time I checked, they lowered the prices of their top seller’s refurbished phones.
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