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TTU97NI
Texas Tech Fan
Celina, TX
Member since Mar 2017
772 posts

Trusted sited for REFURB phones?
Looking for an IPhone 7 for one of the kids. We use MetroPCS for them so its pay as you go.

Amazon has them, but reviews are really all over the place. Any place that is recommended to get an unlocked 7 or 8?
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Fat Batman
LSU Fan
Gotham City, NJ
Member since Oct 2019
775 posts

re: Trusted sited for REFURB phones?
I think those phones are probably discontinued by Apple, although I guess some retailers could have new old stock. The used market is probably your best bet for discontinued devices, some people here talk good about Swappa, iphone 8. Having said that, I wouldn't buy a used 4+ year old phone, mainly because the battery is probably trash and also because that is ancient in phone years.


GrizzlyAlloy
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Member since Aug 2020
324 posts

re: Trusted sited for REFURB phones?
https://swappa.com/mobile/buy/apple-iphone-8/unlocked

Filter to mint or new condition. Buy from someone with a lot of sales.


TTU97NI
Texas Tech Fan
Celina, TX
Member since Mar 2017
772 posts

re: Trusted sited for REFURB phones?
Thanks all, Never heard of SWAPPA. also a mint 8 for 190 not bad?


ithad2bme
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Houston transplant from B.R.
Member since Sep 2008
3069 posts

re: Trusted sited for REFURB phones?
Swappa is a good recommendation. I've bought a few phones off swappa, all positive transactions.


ArkLaTexTiger
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Houston
Member since Nov 2009
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re: Trusted sited for REFURB phones?
Have you considered an iPhone SE - the electronics of an 11 in the body of 8 for $400?

https://www.apple.com/us-hed/shop/buy-iphone/iphone-se


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CAD703X
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Member since Jul 2008
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re: Trusted sited for REFURB phones?
i like swappa but its been overrun by resellers. back in the day the first 10-15 listings were all individuals now its BUYSELL INC and PHONESPLUS LTD.

nothing wrong with that..but harder to get a good deal..the prices are dictated by these sellers now and fluctuations are rare.

believe it or not, i've bought a couple on ebay recently instead that were actually much cheaper than swappa but legit sellers with 15,000 feedback.

TL;DR, don't rule ebay out..but you need to be careful because its trickier to buy there..you'll need to read the descriptions VERY carefully


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Saskwatch
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re: Trusted sited for REFURB phones?
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Swappa is a good recommendation. I've bought a few phones off swappa, all positive transactions.


I bought a Pixel 2 XL a couple yrs ago on SWAPPA. Said it had minor scratches on back. When I received it there were no scratches and might as well been new. Have had it for a while. Will go back to Swappa for next phone probably.


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cctiger89
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Oct 2018
1142 posts

re: Trusted sited for REFURB phones?
Honestly I wouldnt pay the extra for it to be certified.
Foe the price of a 7 you could easily get it below used market price.

If you need any help let me know I'd be willing to help a fellow Tiger fan.
I can also unlock one if you get one that's not for your carrier.



TTU97NI
Texas Tech Fan
Celina, TX
Member since Mar 2017
772 posts

re: Trusted sited for REFURB phones?
Thanks all for the RECS. I found a 8 on SWAPPA for 190, but good to know that we have a tech person on board!
LSS he has a 6 and it won't update anymore, so he is asking for a 7 for his Birthday so I think an 8 is cool. If I have any issues past the warranty I might be reaching out (cctiger89)

Last night my 17 yo over heard the wife and I talking about it now he wants a dang phone as well. damn kids



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supadave3
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2005
24860 posts

re: Trusted sited for REFURB phones?
I bought from Swappa and 100% satisfied. Just throwing that out there.


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