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    has anyone ever got a phone off craigslist before? Did it work for you?

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    As the title says. Im sick pf my phone, and now the headphone jack is dead. I cannot listen to music or use my headset for work. I want to get a new phone before my contract is up I THINK in april 2015. I don't need much, just a smart phone so I can do my banking, so I have been looking at Iphone4s on craigs list, but I am seeing a lot of horrible situations where the person gets the phone, still checks the ESN, and then the phone still gets reported stolen.

    If anyone has ever had this experience, could you give me advice?
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    My current phone is from craigslist. We just did a simple trade and that was that! Easy and it works perfect!


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    I talked to the representatives at Verizon and they said this is happening more often than not with Craig's List and to try and stay clear if we could. That was about a month ago when we were talking to them.

    They said the people will let you have it checked out and it comes up clear and then after it is sold they report it or they send you a different one that was stolen.

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    My sister got a phone off of craigslist once and it was fine.
    Personally, I prefer eBay. If there's a problem, eBay and paypal will get your money back for you


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boo!jingo View Post
    My sister got a phone off of craigslist once and it was fine.
    Personally, I prefer eBay. If there's a problem, eBay and paypal will get your money back for you
    I agree ebay is the better route!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaaau View Post
    I talked to the representatives at Verizon and they said this is happening more often than not with Craig's List and to try and stay clear if we could. That was about a month ago when we were talking to them.

    They said the people will let you have it checked out and it comes up clear and then after it is sold they report it or they send you a different one that was stolen.

    Who is your phone plan with?
    verizion, both my parents have lines, but Man, I wanna keep my unlimited data
    Quote Originally Posted by Boo!jingo View Post
    My sister got a phone off of craigslist once and it was fine.
    Personally, I prefer eBay. If there's a problem, eBay and paypal will get your money back for you
    im scared of ebay
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    I sold a phone with Craigslist about a month ago. I would have them give you the esn, check it, and then when you go to get the phone make sure the esns match.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WiggleWiggle~ View Post
    verizion, both my parents have lines, but Man, I wanna keep my unlimited data


    im scared of ebay
    Why are you scared?
    I've bought many a phone off of eBay and never had an issue!


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    I just ordered one off of Amazon.com on Sunday night after my phone went swimming and was unable to be resucitated

    When I was talking with the guy at Sprint, he suggested Craigslist too, but suggested having the seller meet AT a Sprint store to check the phone and be sure everything was valid there before any money changed hands. I thought it was a good idea ....but I've never used Craigslist for anything so we just ordered off Amazon and used DH's discount
    Put on your big girl panties and deal with it like a boss.

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    I've gotten lots of stuff off of craigslist but I always make sure to bring a friend with me when I pick up the item I'm buying from them. I also check their address with the sex offenders list just to be safe :/ But I've never had any issues and it has always been a good experience for me!
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