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    Bought a phone from Craigslist :/

    I recently just bought a phone from Craigslist. I then realized that it has bad imei after calling into T-mobile. It was claimed lost. What do I do? Their suggestion was to call the owner/seller & have them call in to activate it for me. But unfortunately, after spamming the seller with calls, texts & emails, he still won't reply. What should I do now?

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    Sounds as though you have a paper weight....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazz0311 View Post
    I recently just bought a phone from Craigslist. I then realized that it has bad imei after calling into T-mobile. It was claimed lost. What do I do? Their suggestion was to call the owner/seller & have them call in to activate it for me. But unfortunately, after spamming the seller with calls, texts & emails, he still won't reply. What should I do now?
    mp3 player? but it was cheap

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazz0311 View Post
    ....What should I do now?
    Take your lumps & research before next purchase that has scam potential.

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    Would I get in trouble for reselling it? Even if I state that it has bad imei?

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    As long as you are clear to the buyer that the IMEI is bad, you can sell it.
    Current Device: Apple iPhone 5S
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    Yep. Just re-sell it as a bad emei phone, eat the loss, and move on. Lesson learned.

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    I managed to track down the seller & got my money back. But i still need a phone. Do you guys know where to buy a cheap phone?

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    I'm glad you got your money back! I'm sure that hardly ever happens

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