is known for being less trustworthy when it comes to purchasing electronic devices. There are hundreds if not millions of publications of used iPhones on eBay, and unless you find a certified carrier’s eBay profile that is selling the phone (not always used, but rather boxed new) the risk of falling into a scam is huge.
Unlike Amazon, eBay doesn’t have a “semi-official” page where you can search for a used iPhone and pay a cheaper price, they have individual sellers that create the offer, just like if you were purchasing the phone from a friend, but instead of being a friend, you are buying from a stranger that you don’t know if they even have the device.
eBay used iPhone publications must be carefully read and analyzed to avoid a scam. There are, of course, loyal and transparent sellers that just want to provide people with used and refurbished phones, but there are others who will simply take the money and send you some rocks on a fake iPhone box. Furthermore, unless you are purchasing from a carrier’s official eBay store (which you’ll most likely be paying for a new phone and not a used affordable one), you don’t have any type of warranty.
The pro/cons perspective on buying a used iPhone on eBay looks something like this:
- ● Cheap price
- ● Many iPhone models are available
- ● Not a reliable platform
- ● High chances of scam
- ● No warranty
- ● Risk of receiving a device that doesn’t work