Buyers, beware of iPhone X replicas, or you may end up paying $880 for... Android
by Daniel Petrov / Dec 06, 2017, 6:54 AM
A grand will get you the iPhone X in the Apple Store, but if you want a similar-looking Android, you can save some money, and go with $880 instead. Not that the Chandler, Arizona couple that bought an iPhone X on OfferUp wanted to go the Android way, but just so it happened.
The buyers thought that the listed price is close enough to a grand to be legit, and went to see the goods. There was a serial number and everything on the box, so they called and checked it with Apple before buying, so as not to ruin the wrapping. After they got an affirmative from Apple on the IMEI number, money exchanged hands, as the seller had positive feedback on OfferUp, and everyone went on their merry way.
phone on Cricket, though, they unwrapped the handset,only to find a near-perfect replica of the iPhone X, but with a different processor... and Android inside. "The seller had history on OfferUp - over 27 things they've sold and all positive reviews," said Jesse Arnold who got the phone, but, needless to say, they couldn't be reached afterwards.When the couple went to activate the
On the plus side, the "horns" around the "notch" of the HiPhone are part of all apps, and the handset is seemingly capable of software updates, so not all is lost. Word to the wise - no matter if you buy an iPhone X in a dingy supermarket cafeteria, or from a "reputed" OfferUp seller, the chances that you will get one for less than what Apple asks for it, are pretty slim, plus you might get roughed up in the process, and not only psychologically.
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I could be more offended if there was a Galaxy S8 running iOS.
posted on Dec 06, 2017, 7:02 AM 2
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I think they're getting lucky to be getting android instead. hahaha
posted on Dec 06, 2017, 7:11 AM 16
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The couple should be happy for getting an Android instead of bug infested iOS 11. It's like finding a flower in the desert... It's like finding champagne in a bottle of cheap vodka... It's like finding a dinosaur at your local pet store... It's like... Wait, I'm too drunk! G'Day!
posted on Dec 06, 2017, 7:18 AM 11
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Pixel 2 xl is $850 but how many devices have they sold? 10,000 LOL iPhone X has sold 15 million up to now and counting....
posted on Dec 06, 2017, 9:00 AM 2
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"Pixel 2 xl is $850 but how many devices have they sold? 10,000 LOL iPhone X has sold 15 million up to now and counting...." Yup 15 million have been robbed by the biggest con artists on the planet. $999 minimum for a phone that cost no more than $500 delivered to your doorstep is the biggest con in history and you idiots lap it up and brag about it.
posted on Dec 06, 2017, 1:11 PM 2
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I have sold and bought many phone thru craigslist and I always want to meet at the carrrier store to make sure the transction goes smoothly and when selling unlocked phone, just meet up at a local best buy or something like that or even some police dept's offer to let people use their lobbies for safe transactions.
posted on Dec 06, 2017, 10:51 AM 0
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