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Used iPhone Tip #1: Seek Out Refund Options

Long before you put your money into a used iPhone for sale; make certain the
provider of the Phone has a decent return policy, and one that preferably
supplies you with a cash back option. Upon the receipt of the used iPhone,
inspect the item carefully for exterior damage and interior water damage, and
then test the item to make sure it works. If it fails to work, make sure you follow
the guidelines set in the used iPhone return policy carefully; some providers of
used Apple iPhone 4g, 8gb, and 16gb products place a strict time limit on the
time that the consumer has to return the item for cash back or exchange.

Tip #2: Be Selective About Your Used iPhone Purchase

If this is your very first time investing in an iPhone, familiarize yourself with the
various features that accompany the iPhone; this way, when you see all the
offers out there, you will be able to know precisely what it is you are getting for
your money. If you are not new to the iPhone buying experience and you are
interested in upgrading your old Apple iPhone 4gb device of any other iPhone for
something with more features and options, again familiarity with Apple iPhone
offerings is needed. When a consumer knows what is currently available on the
market, they are in a better position when it comes time to make their buying

Tip #3: Buy a Used iPhone with the Appropriate Carrier

Not all iPhones work with every single carrier and this is probably one of the
biggest reasons for having to return these phones back to the sellers. The buyer
of a used iPhone must seek out a quality phone which is completely compatible
with the consumer's preferred cell phone provider.
Tip #4: Verify FCC Compliancy of Used iPhones Since the year 2005

The Federal Communication Commission has implemented a regulation whereby
all mobile phone devices must be GPS enabled. The reason for such a regulation
is simple; when an emergency arises and the cell phone user dials 911
assistance, if the device is GPS enabled the individual placing the emergency
call can be located. If, by chance, a consumer gets a used iPhone that is not
GPS enabled, then the item will not work. Therefore, it is best if the consumer
questions whether or not the used iPhone in question is FCC complaint and GPS
enabled before paying for the device.

Tip #5 Buy a used iPhone with a Verifiable ESN

All cell phones, including used iPhones, come with an electronic serial number.
This number is needed in order to activate the phone that is purchased. If the
ESN number is one that has been listed as stolen or lost, the used iPhone will
not activate when the consumer goes to set up service. If shopping for used
iPhones online, be sure to look and see if the seller of the device willingly offers
the ESN number of the product they are selling. With an ESN number you can
instantly verify whether or not the phone can be easily activated and if the phone
is blacklisted.

Tip #6: Verify the Used iPhone Seller's Experience

When buying a used iPhone it is really like buying any other product: you are
going to want to know as much about the used iPhone seller's reputation as you
can. Check out the iPhone seller's experience by reviewing any feedback that
might be presented, by examining what the used iPhone seller stocks, and by
asking the seller a lot of questions. The better a consumer gets to know who they
are interacting with, the smoother the used iPhone buying transaction will be. If
possible, make sure that the seller's primary business focus is on selling used
cell phones so that you can rest assured in knowing that the seller specializes in
the product that interests you.

Tip #7: When Buying From Online Auctions Know the Seller

If you are electing to buy used iPhones from an online auction, you will find that it
is easier to identify a quality seller than you might first imagine. When seeking an
auction seller of a 4gb used iPhone, an 8gb used iPhone or a 16gb used iPhone
make sure you take a couple of minutes to examine the feedback supplied by
other buyers. Feedback will reveal to you how timely the seller responds to
questions, how fast the item was shipped and received, and if the seller is
reasonable to work with.

Tip #8: Know the Details

It is interesting to note that mostly everything that a buyer has to know about
used iPhones is often neatly spelled out in the used iPhone's product description.
Yet, so many used iPhone buyers are not fully aware of what they are getting into
when they place their order. It is very important to remember that images can be
deceiving, that all pictures are not necessarily an exact image of the item being
sold, and that the finer details are supplied via product descriptions. If the
description one gets about a used iPhone is terse or short, then it is time to ask
the seller questions before buying.

Tip #9: Look For Signals that Suggest Poor Quality

When a used iPhone seller states in an iPhone description that the item is in
good condition, but then later tells the potential buyer that the used iPhone is for
sale in its present condition, "as is," this is a seller's secret code for "the buyer
gets the used iPhone, warts and all, with no returns or guarantees." This means
that the seller probably suspects or fully knows that there is an issue with the
phone in question, or the seller suspects that something will go wrong with the
phone in the near future. Rather than dealing with returns, guarantees,
exchanges and refunds, the seller uses the terms "as is" to protect him or herself.
Thus, when seeing a used iPhone for sale as is, it is better to seek out a different

Tip #10: Be an Informed Consumer

Getting a used iPhone can be less of a hassle if the consumer informs him or
herself about shipping costs, shipping time frames, applicable tax, and any
additional fees that might be associated with the used iPhone purchase. The
more a consumer knows about the seller, the iPhone, the seller's policies, the
used iPhone features, compatible carriers, and what to expect, the better the
overall buying experience will be.