1. dmiller440's Avatar
    Hi all, looking for some advise on purchasing a used Samsung Note 5.

    This is the part # that I have seen SM-N920VZKEVZW. Wondering why they say it is unlocked but still has the verizon software on it.

    Anyway to tell if this has the issue with the S pen getting stuck inside?

    Thanks in advance.

    PS also posted in Q&A section. Notsure of the difference, so apologies for multiple posts
    03-25-2016 10:17 AM
  2. amyf27's Avatar
    I bought my Note 5 used and it's Verizon also. I met the seller at a Verizon store where they thoroughly checked out the phones. I haven't had any problems with it.

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    03-25-2016 10:51 AM
  3. dmiller440's Avatar
    I bought my Note 5 used and it's Verizon also. I met the seller at a Verizon store where they thoroughly checked out the phones. I haven't had any problems with it.

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    thanks. What are the different channels to purchase a used phone besides ebay?
    03-25-2016 10:59 AM
  4. zeuswsu's Avatar
    Swappa and Craigslist are both ways to get a used phone. I would trust a phone purchased through Swappa over Craigslist or eBay.
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    03-25-2016 01:42 PM
  5. dmiller440's Avatar
    Swappa and Craigslist are both ways to get a used phone. I would trust a phone purchased through Swappa over Craigslist or eBay.
    Thanks. Swappa pricing seems pretty high.
    03-25-2016 04:04 PM
  6. sal the wop's Avatar
    I looked at Note 5s on swappa. My only worry was buying a phone that has been used for 6 months or more. I'm an extremely heavy user and with it being non removable battery I know that a six month old battery might minimize my Note 5 experience sooner than I'd like. I suggest looking and asking for a phone 3 months or less. Take your chances
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    03-26-2016 12:14 AM
  7. Trees's Avatar
    Amazon Warehouse shows some "Used - Like New" VZW Note 5's in stock that are fulfilled by Amazon. Might be an option that has some good support and return benefits - if needed.
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    03-26-2016 08:34 AM
  8. dmiller440's Avatar
    Amazon Warehouse shows some "Used - Like New" VZW Note 5's in stock that are fulfilled by Amazon. Might be an option that has some good support and return benefits - if needed.
    Thanks for the tip. Did not even know that existed. Looking to fill the gap between now and the Note 6 coming out. Figured buying a good phone used would not cost me much in the long run after trade in later on.
    03-26-2016 08:44 AM
  9. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Thanks. Swappa pricing seems pretty high.
    The prices have dropped quite a bit in the last month. You can get a 64gb for under $500 now and a 32gb for around $400. I would say those are some pretty low prices for a phone like the Note 5. Buy from someone with good feedback. I would say at least 3-4 sales with all good feedback. I've bought and sold a lot on swappa.com and never had an issue as long as I watch who I buy from. Good luck.
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    03-26-2016 08:58 AM
  10. dmiller440's Avatar
    The prices have dropped quite a bit in the last month. You can get a 64gb for under $500 now and a 32gb for around $400. I would say those are some pretty low prices for a phone like the Note 5. Buy from someone with good feedback. I would say at least 3-4 sales with all good feedback. I've bought and sold a lot on swappa.com and never had an issue as long as I watch who I buy from. Good luck.
    So those prices you mention are considered Good? Seemed a bit high, but seems like there are not a lot for sale. If I look on Ebay and confirm the iemi number is clean, along with their protection services, should that be sufficient? Why is SWAPPA considered a better source for phones over ebay?
    03-26-2016 09:16 AM
  11. cwbcpa's Avatar
    The Note 5 was a $700-$800 brand new only 6 months ago. If you go to the store today to buy it you will still pay that or close to it in most places. So I would say $400- $500 for a lightly used phone is a good deal. A lot of people that sell on swappa.com buy and sell a lot of phones so they are well taken care of and look brand new. I'm using a 64gb Note 5 right now that I paid $520 for on swappa.com last month. It came in the original box with everything like new plus 3 nice cases and a car mount. It's in perfect shape and has not given me any issues at all.

    EBay doesn't do any checks on the phones that get listed so you are taking a gamble but again if you buy from someone with good feedback then you should be OK. I would look for sellers with a higher feedback rating though. I like to see a history of 50 or so just to be safe.

    Again, this is all just my opinion and after about 5 years of buying and selling these things have served me well. I hope you find what you are looking for. The Note 5 is a great phone especially with Marshmallow. 🖒
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    03-26-2016 09:27 AM
  12. Devin Doucet's Avatar
    Amazon Warehouse shows some "Used - Like New" VZW Note 5's in stock that are fulfilled by Amazon. Might be an option that has some good support and return benefits - if needed.
    And I think a lot of times warehouse deals are hardly used and sometimes may not be used at all. Returns and sometimes just damaged packaging
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    03-26-2016 10:48 AM
  13. dmiller440's Avatar
    The prices have dropped quite a bit in the last month. You can get a 64gb for under $500 now and a 32gb for around $400. I would say those are some pretty low prices for a phone like the Note 5. Buy from someone with good feedback. I would say at least 3-4 sales with all good feedback. I've bought and sold a lot on swappa.com and never had an issue as long as I watch who I buy from. Good luck.
    And I think a lot of times warehouse deals are hardly used and sometimes may not be used at all. Returns and sometimes just damaged packaging
    The Note 5 was a $700-$800 brand new only 6 months ago. If you go to the store today to buy it you will still pay that or close to it in most places. So I would say $400- $500 for a lightly used phone is a good deal. A lot of people that sell on swappa.com buy and sell a lot of phones so they are well taken care of and look brand new. I'm using a 64gb Note 5 right now that I paid $520 for on swappa.com last month. It came in the original box with everything like new plus 3 nice cases and a car mount. It's in perfect shape and has not given me any issues at all.

    EBay doesn't do any checks on the phones that get listed so you are taking a gamble but again if you buy from someone with good feedback then you should be OK. I would look for sellers with a higher feedback rating though. I like to see a history of 50 or so just to be safe.

    Again, this is all just my opinion and after about 5 years of buying and selling these things have served me well. I hope you find what you are looking for. The Note 5 is a great phone especially with Marshmallow.
    So those prices you mention are considered Good? Seemed a bit high, but seems like there are not a lot for sale. If I look on Ebay and confirm the iemi number is clean, along with their protection services, should that be sufficient? Why is SWAPPA considered a better source for phones over ebay?
    I Picked one up on Ebay for around $440. I have been using it for a couple of days. So far all is great. Also just updated to MM. All is good.
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    04-01-2016 07:05 PM
  14. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I Picked one up on Ebay for around $440. I have been using it for a couple of days. So far all is great. Also just updated to MM. All is good.
    Congratulations! Enjoy. Did you get the 64gb then?
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    04-01-2016 07:45 PM
  15. dmiller440's Avatar
    Congratulations! Enjoy. Did you get the 64gb then?
    Yes, thanks. That was definitely a requirement. Don't know how you can survive with a 32Gb version.w/o expansion..Leaps and boundsf better than the Droid Turbo I was using.

    Where can I read up on the MM enhancements on the Note5?
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    04-02-2016 10:08 AM
  16. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Yes, thanks. That was definitely a requirement. Don't know how you can survive with a 32Gb version.w/o expansion..Leaps and boundsf better than the Droid Turbo I was using.

    Where can I read up on the MM enhancements on the Note5?
    Check out this video. He talks about some of the changes. I'm sure there is a list of changes somewhere too but this is a good start.

    04-02-2016 10:14 PM
  17. tn.guy's Avatar
    I just bought a 64gb black verizon one off Ebay, Killer deal $430 included 10 different cases 4 packs of a variety of glass screen savers, 2 wireless chargers and a battery extender case. Couldn't be happier and to top it off the phone is flawless not one scratch on it. The guy does reviews and just picked up a new S7. I feel incredibly lucky
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    04-06-2016 06:26 PM

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