Buying phones from Ebay...... safe?

Would you buy a phone from Ebay from a private seller? I'm not sure it's worth the risk!

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matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 30, 2013 at 21:31

I've done it before, I bought an original HTC Desire off eBay back in 2010. Nothing went wrong, but my sample size of one hardly proves anything useful :p.

There's definitely a risk involved, but if it's a seller who has: 100% positive feedback from many transaction, a recent history of transactions (helps stop you buying from an old account which has been hacked), sold similar things in the past, is sending the phone via Special Delivery and is willing to talk to you about the phone via eBay's messaging service, the risk will be minimised.

How about, you link me to the phone you're considering buying, and I'll say if I'd purchase it from that seller or not (no liability on my part, for the record) :)?

ebayThom  Jan. 30, 2013 at 21:51

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 30, 2013 at 22:24

Looks genuine to me, don't pay over £200 and good luck :).

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 30, 2013 at 23:06

Did you win :)?


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