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Things to do before selling my BNIB Iphone?

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Things to do before selling my BNIB Iphone?

So got this iphone from Bell in sealed condition.
Bell has the IMEI, serial of my phone, and i can find them in my account.

I'm just selling the phone alone.
Will there be anything that the buyer does, which could get me in trouble?
(There is no sim to remove, no data to wipe, no find my iphone to turn off....)

Thanks
Last edited by gowifi on Nov 27th, 2016 2:27 am, edited 3 times in total.
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There's not much the buyer can do except complain after the sale about a problem with the phone.
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Fake cash? IDK. I'd be more worried about payment methods. If you're selling it through Kijiji, they really can't hold you accountable in any way.
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Just be careful where you do the deal. Lots of bad guys who would hurt someone for a new iPhone. I'd suggest meeting somewhere safe like a local Police precinct or a bank (w/security guard).
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You could also post the iPhone on rfd, deal with trusted buyers, and meet in a public place. I have purchased 4 iPhones in the past three months and always met in a public place like Starbucks, Tim Horton, and second cup.
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Not just a public place, the best place is lobby of a corporate building where at least 2 security guards are in sight. (and a spot where they can see you).
In my experience, the bank head office buildings were the best.
I remember a news article saying a teenager was beaten and robbed his new iPhone when he met this kijiji buyer at McDonalds.
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Be smart about it.

If you're not comfortable, take a family or friend with you. Don't meet at night even at public place like Tim Horton's, there was an incident a few years ago where he got robbed.

I stick to Yorkdale Mall, not that I'm afraid but just in case the back out/no show. At least I can shop around/see a movie. My time wasn't exactly wasted.


If you think about it as the seller you hold the cards.
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Just meet up in the lobby of your local police detachment. If legit buyer would have no issue. I remember reading something a while back that police were saying meet in public places and they would have no issues with people doing transactions inside a police station.
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Some people will ask to keep the receipt for warranty or legitimacy purposes. Would it be advisable to remove personal information from the receipt such as account and sim number since the seller may still have those active under their name?
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Apple warranty does not require a receipt. Receipts from bell dealers can be easily reproduced using Microsoft word.
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Just make sure you get the phone removed from your account, to prevent any potential issues (especially if the new owner wants to have it in their account so they can unlock it).
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audit13 wrote: Apple warranty does not require a receipt. Receipts from bell dealers can be easily reproduced using Microsoft word.
Ok, maybe not for warranty purposes, but what if the buyer wants proof that the phone was purchased and not stolen or a fake?
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The receipt is not proof the phone was not stolen because the seller could have stolen the phone and created a receipt.

As for a fake iPhone, a smart buyer would be able to tell its fake by checking the phone imei on the apple website, logging into their iCloud account from the phone, trying the finger print sensor, etc.
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There's no point selling it sealed...if I was the buyer i would ask that you open it in front of me before i give you cash.
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chaego wrote: There's no point selling it sealed...if I was the buyer i would ask that you open it in front of me before i give you cash.
that is normal.
show the cash and show the product
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