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Buying phones on Kijiji - Blacklisted

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yesstyle wrote:
Jul 19th, 2018 10:22 am
providing ID and invoice wont do u any good. They can just call in reporting the phone stolen and ur phone will be bricked.

the best solution here is to determine what you can do once your phone gets bricked (blacklisted)
Take a risk and if its blacklisted sell it on ebay at a small loss? He even lowered price to $600 :O
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yesstyle wrote:
Jul 19th, 2018 10:38 am
just got the phone yesterday, been playing around with it, and coming from a s8+, its not that impressive. Photos are heavily processed.
Really??? How about the overall phone?

Sell me yours :P!
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futabasan wrote:
Jul 19th, 2018 10:47 am
Take a risk and if its blacklisted sell it on ebay at a small loss? He even lowered price to $600 :O
600$ BRAND NEW? Too good to be true.
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yesstyle wrote:
Jul 19th, 2018 11:00 am
600$ BRAND NEW? Too good to be true.
Not brand new, LNIB.
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A used and blacklisted phone, even on eBay, won't get a lot since it won't be usable in North America.

It would be usable overseas but, overseas, the variety and availability of phones is much higher than North America.
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I would dip into my shoe boxes full of deprecated electronics before I buy anything from Kijiji. I did it once long ago way before the blacklist and Kijiji having a well developed reputation. Looking back at the demeanor of the seller based on what I know today, it would not surprise me that what I was sold was a doubtful item. I won't knowingly risk money like this or help to make crime pay. Why should I promote theft?
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I just bought a p20 pro for $650 brand new off Kijiji a couple days ago.

I've been dealing on Kijiji for 10 years and have only ever had 1 phone get blacklisted.

Hoping this isn't #2
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yesstyle wrote:
Jul 19th, 2018 10:38 am
just got the phone yesterday, been playing around with it, and coming from a s8+, its not that impressive. Photos are heavily processed.
Even in manual mode, where the AI is (or can be) disabled?
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Viper98 wrote:
Jul 19th, 2018 10:28 pm
I just bought a p20 pro for $650 brand new off Kijiji a couple days ago.

I've been dealing on Kijiji for 10 years and have only ever had 1 phone get blacklisted.

Hoping this isn't #2
for me, i'd rather pay 100$+ more from a reputable rfd member for the peace of mind.
zabuza wrote:
Jul 20th, 2018 11:10 am
Even in manual mode, where the AI is (or can be) disabled?
i think turning AI off improved things. I'll try to post some photos for comparison later.
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i would only buy from kijiji what i can afford to lose, this way i go in with my eyes wide open to a transaction, if you can afford to lose $600 then so be it
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Even when purchased outright at Bestbuy. A phone can still be blacklisted? Ad on kijiji claimes to of exchanged a $4k Macbook Pro for an iPhone X plus store credit. Fishy...
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Aug 30, 2018
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I'm thinking of buying a sealed unlocked phone from someone. They said it was a gift from a client. I'm wondering if it's possible for them to report it lost or stolen and get it blacklisted.

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