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Buying phones on Kijiji - Blacklisted

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....(As a bonus, Paypal currently has that offer active in which they pay for return shipping if you're not happy, or there's a problem.)...
that's amazing. This is definitely one of the biggest kickers. What do I do if it's coming from China and I'll have to pay 2-3x's what I paid to ship it back? lol. I'm impressed.
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Hey Guys... question for you.

Looking at an iPhone on Kijiji.... it's new and has a receipt from the Apple Store so no contract.

Is there a safe way to buy this phone, or can the original purchaser still report the phone stolen or blacklist it even though I have the phone and receipt?

Can I go the Apple Store and register it as mine?

Thanks!!!


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Not sure why someone would sell a new iPhone for less than retail unless the seller is past the 14 day return period.

It may not matter if you have the receipt because you are not the original purchaser and it is the original purchaser that can have it blacklisted.

The Apple stores also supply warranty replacement phones and receipts for phones that were purchased from the carrier.

Apple Stores do not register phone's to a particular name.

There is always a risk when buying a phone, even if it is BNIB.
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Technically speaking, if we buy a blacklisted phone that was reported stolen, arent we in posession of stolen property? If someone reports a stolen phone and then sells it, arent they essentially committing fraud?
The laws in this country for buying used smart phones needs to change.
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audit13 wrote:
Jun 5th, 2018 3:10 pm
Not sure why someone would sell a new iPhone for less than retail unless the seller is past the 14 day return period.

It may not matter if you have the receipt because you are not the original purchaser and it is the original purchaser that can have it blacklisted.

The Apple stores also supply warranty replacement phones and receipts for phones that were purchased from the carrier.

Apple Stores do not register phone's to a particular name.

There is always a risk when buying a phone, even if it is BNIB.
if you have the proof of purchase from the original owner, you can bring it to a carrier store and they can verify and remove from blacklisted number list.
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tetris wrote:
Jun 10th, 2018 8:26 pm
if you have the proof of purchase from the original owner, you can bring it to a carrier store and they can verify and remove from blacklisted number list.
Never heard of this being done before. What if the phone is from Rogers and I'm a bell customer? Do you know if I should go to bell or Rogers? This information should be added to the sticky. Thank you.

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