Buying a Fascinate on eBay - any tips?


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  1. spiff72

    spiff72 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey all...

    Was thinking about buying a Fascinate off eBay in the hopes of getting a no contract phone for less than $400. Or $300. :D

    Are there any red flags to look out for other than very low feedback scores of a seller? As I look, I always make sure they say that the ESN/MEID is clean...not sure if this really means anything though...

    Also - if I did this, could I still go to a VZW store for warranty service (and get replacement phone if I have issues down the road)?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. sho95

    sho95 Well-Known Member

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    Ask to give you the ESN to verify with Verizon. As for the 1 year warranty I don't think so but you can add the paid insurance to any smart phone, I've done it 3 times.
     
  3. xliderider

    xliderider Well-Known Member

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    Clear MEID is uber importante! It's the most important thing, unless you're shopping for a paperweight. Lol.

    Squaretrade.com sells warranties on phones purchased on eBay at very reasonable prices. $20 something dollars for a two year warranty is good. :)
     
  4. spiff72

    spiff72 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sorry - I realize that it is important. When I said that I wasn't really sure if that meant anything, what I should have said was "they can say anything they want to". I don't know if that is really true - just seems like EVERYONE says that! And I will look at the squaretrade and insurance options.

    Thanks!
     
  5. anaphora68

    anaphora68 Well-Known Member

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    In addition to a clean ESN/MEID, you need to make sure that the ESN/MEID is not "activated" or assigned to someone's number. I just ran into this yesterday off a Craigslist purchase. Luckily the woman was willing to work with me, and met up with me again to sort the issue out. Had she not been willing, I would have been stuck with a paperweight, or a nice music player...
     

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