Iphone 5 - Buy or not to buy?

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I am planning to buy iphone 5 as it is cheap ... but not sure when seller is saying its a brand new pack and not refurbished as Apple stopped manufacturing iphone5 about 1.5 years back ... Help me please
 
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If you are purchasing an iPhone 5 from an individual you need to make sure it has not been stollen, or if previously legitimately owned, that it has been removed from the previous apple id and reset to factory settings as if new.

You do not state what the specific model is or how much storage it has. Just for a ballpark most iPhone 5's with 16GB are going for about $150 on eBay. If it is a lot cheaper - and it is possible, just make sure it is not stollen. There have been stores robbed and people have had phones taken. Apple can remotely brick (destroy) those phones and you are out the money.

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Thanks Lisa

I am getting a 64 gb white iphone 5 (unlocked) for a price of about USD 370 ... seems ok or actually higher on the basis of ur estimation ... but the issue is its a local warranty and not apple service warranty

Any easy way to find out if it stolen or refurbished ?

Vrushang

If you are purchasing an iPhone 5 from an individual you need to make sure it has not been stollen, or if previously legitimately owned, that it has been removed from the previous apple id and reset to factory settings as if new.

You do not state what the specific model is or how much storage it has. Just for a ballpark most iPhone 5's with 16GB are going for about $150 on eBay. If it is a lot cheaper - and it is possible, just make sure it is not stollen. There have been stores robbed and people have had phones taken. Apple can remotely brick (destroy) those phones and you are out the money.

Lisa
 
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You can use the link below to use a tool apple provides. You wile need either the IMEI or serial number of the phone. You can enter it at the site linked below and it will tell you.

https://www.icloud.com/activationlock/

This link explains why it is a good idea to check:

Apple Now Lets You Check If An iPhone Is Stolen Before You Buy It | TechCrunch

What I found about refurbished iphones from Apple was that it will not come in a white box. It will come in a brown box. But I also found this that will let you know if it has any apple care. New iphone have a year. Also any apple refurbished iphone will be a good deal. They do an excellent job refurbishing.

https://selfsolve.apple.com/agreementWarrantyDynamic.do

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Thanks this is helpful.

Just to clarify that I am in Malaysia and planning to buy from here. And here there is a bg risk of retailers selling duplicate phones ... One of my friend bough a Samsung S5 and when he went to samsung to get the screen repaired, they said its not a samsung phone ... so feeling jittery

The one year warranty which you mentioned ... i am getting from a local non-apple supplier

Vrushang


You can use the link below to use a tool apple provides. You wile need either the IMEI or serial number of the phone. You can enter it at the site linked below and it will tell you.

https://www.icloud.com/activationlock/

This link explains why it is a good idea to check:

Apple Now Lets You Check If An iPhone Is Stolen Before You Buy It | TechCrunch

What I found about refurbished iphones from Apple was that it will not come in a white box. It will come in a brown box. But I also found this that will let you know if it has any apple care. New iphone have a year. Also any apple refurbished iphone will be a good deal. They do an excellent job refurbishing.

https://selfsolve.apple.com/agreementWarrantyDynamic.do

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Got this reply when I entered by IMEI no on the link

Activation lock: Off

This devoce can be activated by a new user


Does this mean all is ok?

You can use the link below to use a tool apple provides. You wile need either the IMEI or serial number of the phone. You can enter it at the site linked below and it will tell you.

https://www.icloud.com/activationlock/

This link explains why it is a good idea to check:

Apple Now Lets You Check If An iPhone Is Stolen Before You Buy It | TechCrunch

What I found about refurbished iphones from Apple was that it will not come in a white box. It will come in a brown box. But I also found this that will let you know if it has any apple care. New iphone have a year. Also any apple refurbished iphone will be a good deal. They do an excellent job refurbishing.

https://selfsolve.apple.com/agreementWarrantyDynamic.do

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Got this reply when I entered by IMEI no on the link

Activation lock: Off

This devoce can be activated by a new user


Does this mean all is ok?

Yes that is what it means! I tend to "assume" everyone is in the U.S. when I post but I know better. I should ask to be sure sometimes. Sorry!

Hope you love your new iPhone. I have an iPhone 6 - it was my first iPhone anything - and I love it.

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Thanks Lisa thats helpful !!





Yes that is what it means! I tend to "assume" everyone is in the U.S. when I post but I know better. I should ask to be sure sometimes. Sorry!

Hope you love your new iPhone. I have an iPhone 6 - it was my first iPhone anything - and I love it.

LIsa
 

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