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ok I have a question about purchase of USED evos??

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by FLEMTP, Sep 19, 2010.


    FLEMTP Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Jun 5, 2010
    Ft Myers, FL
    ive read several threads regarding people who purchase a "new" EVO only to find out it was "used"

    I notice they typically notice some minor defect on the device. They ask the rep who "promises":rolleyes: that its new. they then take the device home and find out several weeks into the 30 days that they were given a returned phone and sold it as new.

    Why in god's name, with all the stories of this going on.. wouldnt you just turn on the EVO with said "defects" and look at the call count/timer and refurb status in the phone WHILE YOU'RE IN THE STORE!

    if its used, show the rep.. tell him you DONT want a USED phone, insist on a new one.. and dont buy if you dont like the used handset!

    And telling me you dont know how isnt an excuse. there are EVO user guides on sprint's website.. or just open the user guide that COMES with the phone...

    as the saying goes.. "let the buyer beware!"

    I have ZERO sympathy for people in these scenarios!


  2. exBBuser

    exBBuser Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2010
    It really grind my gears when I read stuff like this ^^^^^^^^.You said that u have no sympathy for them but you have the time to open thread to somehow make them feel stupid about their decision of buying what they thought was a new phone.

    Wow u really are a character.Just let them be and don't see how this issue can have an impact on your life.I wonder how many "new" phones you bought until you realized u needed to share your story with us.
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  3. tsipa

    tsipa Well-Known Member

    Jun 7, 2010
    Sorry, but when I walk into a store to purchase a phone, I expect the phone that I get to be new. There really shouldn't be a need to check the call timer or go over the exterior of the phone with a magnifying glass. What you are proposing is just plain ridiculous... I mean, if you go buy an xbox or ps3, how would you be able to tell if it has in fact been used? Are you really going to check the ownership status of all of the devices that you purchase? Then where does it stop?

    This is not a wide spread issue because stunts like these cause a lot of problems for companies and their employees. You can't blame the consumers for buying these used phones because they expect a certain level of integrity from these retailers, as they should.
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  4. RickJ

    RickJ Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2009
    I think you are forgetting the obvious. Most people go to the store, buy the phone, AND THEN join the forums to learn about it. They have no reason to have any suspicion that the device is used. I have one word for you, EMPATHY. Just a little goes a long way.
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  5. Darkshear

    Darkshear Active Member

    Aug 29, 2010
    Agreed. Not to mention it's not like you just magically know how to check the lifetime timers on the phone....like mystically empowered with knowledge as your standing in front of the sales guy.

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