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Buying Finesse on Ebay?

designfreak

Jul 2, 2009, 12:03 PM
I was looking to pick up a Samsung Finesse, but the cost is a bit too steep. On Ebay I've seen them new in box for about $300 (from Metro with tax it comes out to about $370). How safe is it to buy one of these phones on Ebay. I really want it for ALL the functionality, so I'm not gonna be happy if I can only get some of the features working and not others. How easy would it be to transfer my current Metro number over? Is there a risk that the phone arrives and I cant get it connected?
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acdc1a

Jul 3, 2009, 8:52 AM
It's always buyer beware on e-bay. If you can save $100 or more after shipping it may be worth your while. Just make sure it's a Metro PCS device that's new in the box from a seller with a lot of positive feedback. Any less than $100, just buy it from Metro.
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Nani025

Jul 7, 2009, 12:14 PM
its simple ive purchased metro phones from ebay just make sure it has a clear esn, that its new in the box unopened,and that its not flashed, oh and always ask for pictures of the actual item even if its the box it self atleast you can make sure that its new
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Fictia

Jul 18, 2009, 9:43 AM
When you're buying a MetroPCS phone from eBay/anywhere, make sure the original MetroPCS ESN was used in the same market as you are, otherwise your local MetroPCS store won't be able to use this ESN.

I bought a phone on eBay not knowing this and had to return it to the seller.

Markets as of 4/07:
Atlanta 010
South Florida 020
Sacramento 030
San Francisco 040
Central Florida 050
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