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make money selling used iphones on ebay

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by tooslim, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. tooslim

    tooslim Regular Member

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    hey guys. this method can make you easy money if you got "the hookups"

    so at school, someone had approached me with an iphone that he had bought from a friend and needed it unlocked. so i took it home unlocked it for him and gave it back to him at school the next day. he goes on to tell me that he bought it for 80 bucks (tons of scratches though) and now that it was unlocked he was going to sell it on ebay cause he saw he could make a few hundred dollars off of it. of course he sells it and a week later (today) he gave me twenty bucks for unlocking it he said he made like 150 bucks off of it. so thats when i got the idea.

    all you have to do is talk around at school or wherever you might know where people have iphones always on them (act like you dont know where they got them) and buy a few here and there for 80-100 bucks. i personally talked to a guy who is going to get me 4 iphones for a flat price of 300 dollars. they just want the money they dont care about the value at all.

    so its real easy to unlock them. (pm me if you need help with that part)
    just put them on ebay and make sure it says UNLOCKED in the title and they sell like crazy.


    just an idea. take it. tweak it. and use it.
     
  2. tooslim

    tooslim Regular Member

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    yea i have a guy who always is stealing them haha. didnt want to say that at first
     
  3. MrsE

    MrsE BANNED BANNED

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    shit... I'll buy iPhones for $200 each if someone has a few!!!
    Where do you get 4 for. $300?? They gotta be fake or broken/ bricked/ dead spot on screen etc...

    That sounds outrageous!!

    Pm me if you got them for $200
     
  4. MrsE

    MrsE BANNED BANNED

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    apple can track iPhones that are stolen!!
    They register the serial to a certain person... When it's been restored.. It still has the same serial #, and it's traceable
     
  5. genie1

    genie1 Junior Member

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    Careful with that plan... I have a friend who moved over $100,000 in stolen electronics on ebay for a guy who did the stealing part. Both of them live in a nice comfy jailcell at the moment....it was a good 8 year run tho! :D

    ...yeah dont do it :)
     
  6. zSpyderx

    zSpyderx Junior Member

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    Great share =)
     
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    In Thailand you can buy the I Phone's unlocked, meaning you can insert any sim into it and it will work. Can get a new 3G model for about $700, i had the old 8GB and recentely sold it for $290, plenty of second hand ones around.
    If i was not so much affected by the current economic situtaion and no bail out coming my way, i would have bought a bunch of second hand and sold them on eB
     
  8. tooslim

    tooslim Regular Member

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    well i had an iphone stolen and i tried my hardest to get it tracked but they cant do it. theres some law. and they said why would they track one persons iphone when there stolen everyday...

    so i think were safe
     
  9. Infinity

    Infinity Registered Member

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    I recently discussed with my friend who works for a government telecomm company and he confirmed that tracking iphones is first of all not technically possible, besides there is a law that prevents any company from doing so.
     
  10. deef

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    The tracking part is not done.. but when the police hear the rumours that Your're selling Iphones. And that can be quick when some parents call the police.
    They could stand verry fast on you frontdesk.

    And what is your explanation then ? IMHO it's not done...
     
  11. artfuldodger

    artfuldodger Registered Member

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    i buy off CL 200-250 resell unlocked 350ish....same deal, sign a receipt when purchasing....doesnt matter if its even a real name, as long as it at least looks like your making an effort.......and never ask where it comes from.........and dont meet at your house......or someone else may be buying your used iphone the next day!
     
  12. biffo

    biffo Regular Member

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    I got a buddy doing this... making major cash!! He's mainly dealing in auction electronics, and its GBP (£ STERLING).

    Biffo
     
  13. tooslim

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    yea i think im clean. if any of you are interested in getting a used iphone to do this with. pm me im suppose to be getting about 3-7 a week
     
  14. mrankin

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    Just my 2c worth - ALL mobile/cell phones have an ESN number which is effect the serial number of that phone. Every time you use your phone to make a phone call or send an SMS, your phone broadcasts its ESN to the phone network. You may not be caught, but trust me that they could catch you if they wanted to.
     
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    nah, they're the itouch, not the iphone