We all love bargained items especially if they are highly priced items such as an iPhone X. What’s the best way to buy a used iPhone X on eBay or online?
Buying something online is great due to discounts we can get. However, it’s also extremely risky especially if you deal with a non-genuine seller.
Here are some suggestions to protect yourself when buying an iPhone X on eBay:
- Make sure it’s not a lost or stolen iPhone X
While it’s difficult to ensure that the iPhone X is not lost or stolen, it’s still possible to check it online. Your seller must be willing to share the IMEI of the device. The IMEI is a 15-digit unique identifier which can be found under the iPhone’s Settings > General > About. You can use the IMEI to make sure that the iPhone is not lost or stolen by using free checkers online. In case the device is lost or stolen, the iPhone X would have been blacklisted by the carriers.
- Check iCloud Activation Lock is turned off
eBay is a good place to buy a used iPhone X but it is also challenging to make sure the iPhone X is legitimate. One of the most crucial thing to do is to check that the iCloud Activation Lock is fully disabled. Failure to do so will make the device forever stuck on activation and there’s no other way to fix except paying for a costly iCloud activation removal service.
- Consider buying an iPhone X that can be unlocked
Buying an unlocked iPhone is a good investment because it allows you to switch to any local or international carrier. This is very ideal if you travel very often. An iPhone X that can be unlocked or has been unlocked is normally more costlier. You can unlock an iPhone X using a third party service.
- Ensure the iPhone X is not damaged
It’s extremely important to buy an iPhone X that’s free from damage. It’s ideal if you can look at the iPhone X in person but if you’re buying online, that’s not always possible. Check that there are no heavy scratches, the sound can be played normally, there’s no water damage and the screen is in good working order. Perhaps you can also ask if the seller can transfer the AppleCare to you. It’s a small gesture but if your seller can do it, that’s a great seller.
- Set terms with the seller to protect your purchase
Most online purchases have protection for both sellers and buyers but to take extra precaution when buying online. Genuine sellers are normally willing to assist you with as much as possible and want to avoid any issue after selling anything online. It would be good to agree with some terms such as a return policy.
Always remember – if it’s too good to be true, than it is. Just be vigilant when buying a used iPhone X online and you’ll be rewarded with a device that’s reliable and worth the investment.