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Buying Broken Cellphones? Craigslist?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by daja29, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. daja29

    daja29 Junior Member

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    I ve seen a bunch of posts like these? Anyone know why ppl are collect these?
     
  2. Aaric

    Aaric Elite Member

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    They actually ship them as new phone and get a delivery report . So that it will be difficult to win dispute for buyer.
     
  3. jaerehan

    jaerehan Elite Member

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    I guess either warranty fraud (no idea if it can be pulled off in usa), or replacement parts for out of warranty phones, cheaper than buying parts from factory etc.

    edit: yea Aaric's version is likely to happen too
     
  4. daja29

    daja29 Junior Member

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    aaric, can you explain that?
     
  5. Bartman

    Bartman Power Member

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    why wouldnt they ship empty box?
     
  6. 0_inspiration

    0_inspiration Regular Member

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    I would have thought you'd buy them for the rare earth minerals contained within.

    Little known fact that theres an element in EVERY single mobile phone thats only really found in the Congo, is mined by slaves and bought by the west for our trinkets.
     
  7. jstover77

    jstover77 Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Also most cell phones have gold in them. Look at the price of gold right now and you have your answer.
     
  8. greenovni

    greenovni Regular Member

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    Gold, Silver & Other metals recycling - I am making a killing on ebay selling stuff that contain these items for recycle.

    With the price of gold going towards $5k the recycling business is at an all time high.