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shitgoose 11-07-2012 10:38 AM

Best place to buy used smartphone?
 
My wife dropped her Iphone 4 in the toilet and is a year from upgrade discount. Unfortunately, she doesn't have insurance because she has had multiple claims and they won't insure her for a period of time.

Looking to buy a good condition (but cheap) droid or Iphone for Verizon.

Any recommendations?

Fish 11-07-2012 11:20 AM

Good place for Android: http://swappa.com/

underEJ 11-07-2012 12:34 PM

I think I have one of these at home that you can have if I can find the charger and bits and pieces. I will look for it if you are interested. It is pretty old for a droid but it was a verizon phone, and if you are just looking to get through to the next one, it could tide you over. A year might be a bit long for this old model though.

http://www.geek.com/articles/mobile/...site-20091022/

mikeyis4dcats. 11-07-2012 02:34 PM

sounds like she ought to take the flip phone you buy her and STFU.

shitgoose 11-07-2012 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by mikeyis4dcats. (Post 9096238)
sounds like she ought to take the flip phone you buy her and STFU.

Tell me about it. She is on call basically 24/7 so having a smartphone and all of its capabilities have become a major convenience and would be hard to go back. She's had some serious bad luck with her phones, not all her fault so she gets another shot before I dig out my old school Nokia

-King- 11-07-2012 04:24 PM

Ebay if you know what you're doing.

priestholmes 11-07-2012 08:03 PM

If you are looking to buy used on CL or eBay, I would recommend taking a look at the price reports on movaluate.com so you know how much to pay.

aturnis 11-07-2012 08:50 PM

Black guy.

Pushead2 11-08-2012 06:22 AM

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Originally Posted by aturnis (Post 9097283)
Black guy.

:eek:

ROYC75 11-08-2012 11:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shitgoose (Post 9095274)
My wife dropped her Iphone 4 in the toilet and is a year from upgrade discount. Unfortunately, she doesn't have insurance because she has had multiple claims and they won't insure her for a period of time.

Looking to buy a good condition (but cheap) droid or Iphone for Verizon.

Any recommendations?

I've bought all of mine ( 3 )on e-bay, just watch what you are doing with the price. Easy to get into a bidding war, set your goal on a set price and shop around.

OmahaChief 11-08-2012 12:06 PM

If you want to try to salvage the phone try this...lay it on a bed of uncooked rice and then cover it in uncocked rice for a few days. The rice draws the water out. Had a buddy use this trick and it worked.

ROYC75 11-08-2012 02:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OmahaChief (Post 9098514)
If you want to try to salvage the phone try this...lay it on a bed of uncooked rice and then cover it in uncocked rice for a few days. The rice draws the water out. Had a buddy use this trick and it worked.

Man, that might make some shitty rice.

FWIW, I have heard of this, do not know it it works.

3rd&48ers 11-08-2012 06:56 PM

It works... Put it in a sandwich bag with a bunch of rice for a week or so

KCFalcon59 11-08-2012 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by ROYC75 (Post 9098996)
Man, that might make some shitty rice.

FWIW, I have heard of this, do not know it it works.

absolutely works. My daughter dropped her iPhone in the toilet a couple years ago. I put it in rice for 3 days. Charged it up and it started right up. Worked fine for about a month and then she dropped it on the concrete and it shattered the screen.

ROFL


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