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Old 09-07-2019, 10:35 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Swappa > Letgo for buying smartphones. I've never had any major issues.
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Old 09-07-2019, 10:40 PM
 
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I'd never pay hundreds of dollars for a cell phone. The yard sale groups on fb is always having someone selling phones and often some buyer is on there saying how they'd bought a cell phone off there and got ripped off in some way.
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Old 09-07-2019, 11:50 PM
 
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She could have gotten a brand new i7 for that much.

Seller is a con, but the parents are stupid.
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Old Yesterday, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Redwood Shores, CA
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what is america becoming??
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Old Yesterday, 07:02 AM
 
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She could have gotten a brand new i7 for that much.

Seller is a con, but the parents are stupid.
I love hearing the "met the seller in the Walmart parking lot at 10 pm"...........they are getting rolled but don't see the signs?!?!?!
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Old Yesterday, 07:48 AM
 
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How has mama grown up without learning any "scam sense"? This scam reeks from the start. Without asking to inspect the merchandise, she hands over money to a teenager, and then watches the girl quickly disappear. How can anyone be that stupid in this day and age?

The scammer, who was equally stupid, decides its a good idea to brag about her criminal caper on Facebook? Who does that?!

If this incident was written into a piece of fiction, nobody would believe it, and the author would receive nasty reviews for customers. I have no sympathy for anyone. Mama should have learned about scammers when she was 8-years-old. Her daughter, same thing.
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Old Yesterday, 08:25 AM
 
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I thought I might have misspoke, but yes that is a lot of money for them to spend on a kid's phone. I'm sure they'd rather have nothing than a flip phone, but there are brand new smartphones out there that sell for a small fraction of the price they paid.
You can get a basic prepaid flip phone or even a cheap smart phone for what?.....$40/$60? I saw them on the rack at Walmart. If it takes a dual income family six months to save $450....you shouldn’t be buying a iPhone. That’s beyond your means. And being stupid enough not to thoroughly check the used item before you buy it is the epitome of stupidity. But so is going online and bragging about it.
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Old Yesterday, 09:27 AM
 
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How has mama grown up without learning any "scam sense"? This scam reeks from the start. Without asking to inspect the merchandise, she hands over money to a teenager, and then watches the girl quickly disappear. How can anyone be that stupid in this day and age?

The scammer, who was equally stupid, decides its a good idea to brag about her criminal caper on Facebook? Who does that?!

If this incident was written into a piece of fiction, nobody would believe it, and the author would receive nasty reviews for customers. I have no sympathy for anyone. Mama should have learned about scammers when she was 8-years-old. Her daughter, same thing.
You would be surprised how dumb criminals are today! Its fairly common for thieves and scammers to post details of their crimes in social media now, its really making the polices job MUCH easier
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Old Yesterday, 11:09 AM
 
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It's getting to where there's not much point in buying anything from a private seller. A couple of reasons are, usually no warranty on the product, and you could be receiving stolen property. I learned this the hard way the time I bought a used wheel barrow. A man driving by saw it in my yard and claimed it was his. Sure enough, his name and SS# were written on the underside with a magic marker. I handed the wheel barrow over and kissed $15 good by. I had to do some fast talking to avoid getting punched in the nose.
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Old Yesterday, 11:55 AM
 
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Why are they buying a iPhone? Kid should ave one of those emergency you can call 5-6 people and 911 flip phones

How is that anyone's business but her family's?
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