Browsing Ebay for phones

Discussion in 'Metro PCS' started by alfick3, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. alfick3

    alfick3 Well-Known Member
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    So has any one bought a phone off of Ebay and then activated it for an everyday use phone? I've been perusing the listings for esteems, connects, etc. Basically I want to get a Metro 4G phone, but can't afford to buy new. I'm seeing a lot of them that say bad esn, broken screen etc. I assume that I can't activate a phone that says bad esn.

    Any and all thoughts are greatly appreciated.
     

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  2. trigger1074

    trigger1074 Well-Known Member
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    That guy behind the counter
    In a chair somewhere in the US
    well if its a Metro phone, not sure why it would have a bad ESN as Metro has no contracts to be broken.
     
  3. airtioteclint

    airtioteclint Well-Known Member
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    May have been reported stolen or insurance claimed would be my guess.
     
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  4. ChristTheSon

    ChristTheSon Well-Known Member
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    I got an LG Optimus along time ago off of eBay and it was straight. Just look for things that say bad esn, broken/removed items (case, screen, no battery, etc), and even send the seller a question if you have to. Not only that but you could get an squaretrade warranty as well. I never went through squaretrade for cell phones, but everything else I did go through them with was legit.
     
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  5. alfick3

    alfick3 Well-Known Member
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    What is square trade?
     
  6. BRIAN5337

    BRIAN5337 Well-Known Member
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