02-17-2015 08:41 PM
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  1. CBreen28's Avatar
    A couple of bulk sellers with good ratings have this unlocked version for $627.99. I don't think I'd ever buy a used phone with all of the insurance scams going on but is it safe to by a new phone on ebay from a bulk seller?? I'm just curious how these sellers are able to sell the AT&T version for $627.99 when AT&T is selling them for $849??

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    02-15-2015 06:17 AM
  2. calebleesdad's Avatar
    I got mine off eBay. It was an international (read Chinese) version so not carrier branded though. Read the fine print. These could be returned items and they call them "new-other" which are typically refurbished by the manufacturer or third party. There may be risk that these are clones/fakes but if as you say this is a reputable bulk seller then you should be okay. Youtube has several "how to spot a fake note 4" videos and I advise you check them out. Be prepared to return if needed and pay with credit card that has insurance...in case it is a scam and you have to get your money back. There's always some risk when it comes to online purchases but the upside is you can get a great phone at a good price. Good luck.

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    02-15-2015 12:14 PM
  3. CBreen28's Avatar
    Thanks for the response. This is the one I'm watching. It's AT&T version. He was very quick to respond which is good I guess.
    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53...AMEBIDX%253AIT

    And this is his response to my "are they customer returns? " question.....
    Buying a Note 4 N910A off EBAY.-screenshot_2015-02-15-13-21-40.jpg

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    02-15-2015 12:20 PM
  4. callihan_44's Avatar
    I considered this phone off ebay but It makes me nervous, I may go ahead and just flop the cash down at the at&t store for full price. If something happens to it just a short drive away.
    02-15-2015 03:44 PM
  5. clevin's Avatar
    Thanks for the response. This is the one I'm watching. It's AT&T version. He was very quick to respond which is good I guess.
    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53...AMEBIDX%253AIT

    And this is his response to my "are they customer returns? " question.....
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    Obviously nobody can assure you anything here, but I would do it myself if I am in your position.

    It has good seller ratings, and eBay does offer some buyer protections.

    @T-Mobile GN3
    02-15-2015 03:49 PM
  6. CBreen28's Avatar
    I considered this phone off ebay but It makes me nervous, I may go ahead and just flop the cash down at the at&t store for full price. If something happens to it just a short drive away.
    Yeah I'm thinking T mobile too but it'd be 699 plus tax which would be $756 ....ouch!

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    02-15-2015 06:48 PM
  7. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Yeah I'm thinking T mobile too but it'd be 699 plus tax which would be $756 ....ouch!

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    But they are new and you know what you are getting. I paid for my Note 4 and Note Edge in full on the T-Mobile site. I did not want to be making payments. Some people have gotten fake phones on eBay.
    02-15-2015 07:46 PM
  8. anthony2558's Avatar
    I like Swappa. EBay is pretty good with its buyer protection. Just make sure you fully read the listing. Key words like, unlocked, clean or clear ESN / IMEI should be in it. Ready for activation.


    For instance:
    http://swappa.com/listing/CJI626/vie...cUvbUpU4234724
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    02-15-2015 10:35 PM
  9. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Thanks for the response. This is the one I'm watching. It's AT&T version. He was very quick to respond which is good I guess.
    Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM N910A 32GB Charcoal Black at T New | eBay

    And this is his response to my "are they customer returns? " question.....
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    I would be very leery of this. Why would there be ATT liquidation of this model phone when it is selling successfully? I say, walk away.
    02-16-2015 07:14 AM
  10. callihan_44's Avatar
    I got lucky I guess, bought this phone yesterday and forgotten it was actually time for my contract renewal. I didn't have to pony up the full amount and Im selling my htc one m8 to help pay the cost. I was nervous the phone would be too big but comparing directly with the m8 it really isn't much bigger, now to decide to case or no case the phone
    02-16-2015 07:57 AM
  11. Debbie Marcantonio1's Avatar
    Complete # should be:
    4-SM-N910A
    for AT&T carrier compatible with GSM carriers but NOT Verizon and Sprint.
    The IMEI # if seller will give you can be verified by AT&T or possibly Samsung for warranty information.

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    02-16-2015 10:41 AM
  12. jayk82's Avatar
    I like Swappa. EBay is pretty good with its buyer protection. Just make sure you fully read the listing. Key words like, unlocked, clean or clear ESN / IMEI should be in it. Ready for activation.


    For instance:
    http://swappa.com/listing/CJI626/vie...cUvbUpU4235823


    Swappa's where I got my AT&T Note 4 (brand new in box!!), couldn't have been easier.
    02-16-2015 02:16 PM
  13. anthony2558's Avatar
    Swappa's where I got my AT&T Note 4 (brand new in box!!), couldn't have been easier.
    And Swappa allows has a section that allows your to verify that the ESN is clear. I believe you only get 5 or so free searches a year.
    02-16-2015 02:36 PM
  14. jayk82's Avatar
    And Swappa allows has a section that allows your to verify that the ESN is clear. I believe you only get 5 or so free searches a year.
    I've sold on swappa before. I thought it was a prerequisite that it have a clear ESN?

    Sent by my Note 4 on Tapatalk
    02-16-2015 05:03 PM
  15. anthony2558's Avatar
    I've sold on swappa before. I thought it was a prerequisite that it have a clear ESN?

    Sent by my Note 4 on Tapatalk
    It is. But they also have an area that you can check up to 5 esn's a year for yourself. Like if you were to buy off of craigslist(not recommend).
    02-16-2015 05:05 PM
  16. jayk82's Avatar
    It is. But they also have an area that you can check up to 5 esn's a year for yourself. Like if you were to buy off of craigslist(not recommend).
    Ooooh, cool. Good to know!

    Sent by my Note 4 on Tapatalk
    02-16-2015 05:06 PM
  17. sparker04's Avatar
    Swappa's great! I got my mom's phone from there.
    02-16-2015 05:06 PM
  18. CBreen28's Avatar
    Hmmm Swappa sounds legit but what's stopping someone from just reporting it stolen after they ship it out? Like a scammer might have a legit mint condition used phone, Swappa checks it, it's legit but then after I buy it they report it stolen?

    Just one more question on swappa. Why do the listings say New(resale). What does the resale mean exactly?

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    02-16-2015 09:07 PM
  19. CBreen28's Avatar
    So I emailed them and this was the response.


    "This means that it's being sold by a re-seller, not a retailer. The other option is "New (Retail)"


    Now I'm curious how these people get these brand new phones? Doesn't that seem sketchy?

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    02-16-2015 09:17 PM
  20. race4life's Avatar
    I've bought and sold a few phones on Swappa and have zero issues. My guess is if a phone was stolen, new or used, the esn number would not be clear.

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    02-16-2015 09:55 PM
  21. anthony2558's Avatar
    So I emailed them and this was the response.


    "This means that it's being sold by a re-seller, not a retailer. The other option is "New (Retail)"


    Now I'm curious how these people get these brand new phones? Doesn't that seem sketchy?

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    Most people get the phone on contract, for a very small fee. Keep it in the box, don't activate it. Then sell it online for $400-600 dollars. I got my S5 for a Penny then sold it online for $450. Kept my old cell phone and pocketed the cash.

    By from a seller that has good ratings. I've bought from people with no ratings plenty of times, without issue.
    02-17-2015 10:34 AM
  22. GreenghostUvln's Avatar
    Yeah I bought my Nexus 4 from Amazon. Was gonna buy from swappa but Amazon was cheaper.

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    02-17-2015 11:24 AM
  23. CBreen28's Avatar
    Most people get the phone on contract, for a very small fee. Keep it in the box, don't activate it. Then sell it online for $400-600 dollars. I got my S5 for a Penny then sold it online for $450. Kept my old cell phone and pocketed the cash.

    By from a seller that has good ratings. I've bought from people with no ratings plenty of times, without issue.
    Thanks for the response. That makes perfect sense and is a great idea to make some extra cash if you don't mind the phone you currently use.

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    02-17-2015 12:55 PM
  24. CBreen28's Avatar
    But they are new and you know what you are getting. I paid for my Note 4 and Note Edge in full on the T-Mobile site. I did not want to be making payments. Some people have gotten fake phones on eBay.
    True. I'm the same way, I'd like to spend extra $ for peace of mind but that's just out of my price range :/

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    02-17-2015 04:21 PM
  25. H3aTeRzz's Avatar
    Most people get the phone on contract, for a very small fee. Keep it in the box, don't activate it. Then sell it online for $400-600 dollars. I got my S5 for a Penny then sold it online for $450. Kept my old cell phone and pocketed the cash.

    By from a seller that has good ratings. I've bought from people with no ratings plenty of times, without issue.
    THIS
    02-17-2015 06:55 PM
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