1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Does this Droid look good to buy?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by thatguy750, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. thatguy750

    thatguy750 Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010

    Jul 20, 2010
    1
    0
    5
    I am considering buy this Droid off of ebay
    I have done lots of research and i think this is good, i just want people that know droids better to help me confirm its good to buy, everything looks good to me and it is a top rated seller but there are no returns which worries me. thanks for any help

    P.S. i tired to upload pictures but there is a file size limit and the pictures are to big and there are to many of them so here is a link with all the pictures

    Auctiva Image Hosting
     

    Attached Files:


    Advertisement

  2. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH
    Rank:
     #3
    Points:
    3,933
    Posts:
    32,963
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2010

    Feb 19, 2010
    32,963
    25,367
    3,933
    Male
    On behalf of the Android Forum Team, I would like to warmly welcome you here!
     
  3. G.Armour

    G.Armour You know you want to.
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    183
    Posts:
    4,534
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010

    Jan 11, 2010
    4,534
    306
    183
    Truck driver/ driver mentor. I train people to dri
    Georgia
  4. twistedlim

    twistedlim Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    78
    Posts:
    804
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2010

    Jun 9, 2010
    804
    80
    78
    Michigan
    Always hard to tell with ebay. I have had hit an miss success with electronic items, even from 100% sellers. A lot of times they are just resellers and don't really have the time to put the item through its paces. Caveat Emptor. Are you trying to buy one out of your plan? If not, Wallmart, Costco, Amazon etc all have some really good deals on them but you have to re-up your plan. On fleabay if the price is right you can take the chance.
     
  5. Hypersion

    Hypersion Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    4
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2010

    Jun 25, 2010
    4
    0
    5
    Their is no such thing as no-returns on ebay if you pay with paypal and/or a credit card.
     
  6. deronee

    deronee Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    18
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010

    Jul 15, 2010
    18
    0
    15
    New York
    I wouldn't go for it. If they are unable to verify a ESN number, how would you be able to verify whether you are able to transfer and use the phone you purchased. If needed, ask the seller to provide a ESN number so you can contact VW in order to verify the phone has not been reported stolen.
     
  7. GideonX

    GideonX Guest
    Rank:
    None
    Posts:
    0
    Joined:

    Ask the seller for the ESN before you bid. Then call up VZW and have them confirm it is not on their blacklist.

    I've had pretty decent success with getting units off ebay. There are a lot of resellers who peddle crap refurbed or damaged goods, but you can usually tell who's selling their own Droid compared to someone who's got a bucket of broken ones.

    On another note, take advantage of Bing cashback for 8% back (until 7/30) if you use Buy It Now and Paypal. Every penny counts ;)
     
  8. nstallion

    nstallion Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    143
    Posts:
    1,152
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009

    Nov 13, 2009
    1,152
    136
    143
    San Diego, CA
    Isn't the ESN one of the numbers in this image: Auctiva Image Hosting

    As far as the actual quality of the phone, it definitely looks well taken care of. Unfortunately no bubbly keyboard.
     
  9. GideonX

    GideonX Guest
    Rank:
    None
    Posts:
    0
    Joined:

    Yup, the last one, MEID HEX. Didnt check the above link earlier, just saw the small attached image.

    That Droid looks to be in pretty good shape.
     
  10. nathan312

    nathan312 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    63
    Posts:
    395
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010

    Mar 1, 2010
    395
    25
    63
    Student
    Georgia
    Why no picture of the actual screen? I'd have to see that first to make sure no scratches...just me though.
     
  11. Jeff_T

    Jeff_T Newbie
    Rank:
     #569
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    21
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010

    Jun 28, 2010
    21
    2
    36
    Terrizona
    I'd be curious about seen the front of the phone/screen as well. And like was stated above, def check out the ESN with VZW to make sure it's all good. I've bought 2 phones on eBay, but have found that the best deals seem to be on forum marketplaces. I know when I was looking for a Droid the first place I looked was on forums, and that's where I ended up getting one too. Just a thought.
     
  12. nstallion

    nstallion Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    143
    Posts:
    1,152
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009

    Nov 13, 2009
    1,152
    136
    143
    San Diego, CA
    If you look through the gallery he linked there are a bunch of high res pictures of everything, including the screen. The screen does have a protector on it, though.
     
  13. nathan312

    nathan312 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    63
    Posts:
    395
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010

    Mar 1, 2010
    395
    25
    63
    Student
    Georgia
    ah, see...i'm too lazy to actually go to the link, click the pictures, and scroll through them...oh well.
     
  14. Thornfullessrose

    Thornfullessrose Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    78
    Posts:
    840
    Joined:
    May 20, 2010

    May 20, 2010
    840
    63
    78
    Student
    Philadelphia, PA
    Looks pretty lived with. I would buy it.
     

Share This Page

Loading...