1. Jude526's Avatar
    From a private party have them meet you at your local Apple store. If the person selling their watch makes up excuses to that suggestion walk away from the purchase. They have something to hide.
    An honest person will meet you in a public place. I think Apple retailer is the best
    Also to determine if authentic look on the back of the watch. It will have its iconic Apple logo on it as well as the size of the watch
    Example. Mine says 38mm case 7000 series aluminum ion glass composite back

    As a seller on eBay I keep my original packaging if I decide to sell an electronic device and will provide proof clean ESN

    Protect yourself and your wallet.
    There are honest sellers but there are scammers too. Use good judgment. Be safe.
    Tartarus, cwbcpa and tcuprof like this.
    02-19-2017 11:36 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Thanks for the advice. It is appreciated.
    Jude526 likes this.
    02-19-2017 11:57 AM
  3. Jude526's Avatar
    You're welcome
    02-19-2017 12:19 PM
  4. tcuprof's Avatar
    From a private party have them meet you at your local Apple store. If the person selling their watch makes up excuses to that suggestion walk away from the purchase. They have something to hide.
    An honest person will meet you in a public place. I think Apple retailer is the best
    Also to determine if authentic look on the back of the watch. It will have its iconic Apple logo on it as well as the size of the watch
    Example. Mine says 38mm case 7000 series aluminum ion glass composite back

    As a seller on eBay I keep my original packaging if I decide to sell an electronic device and will provide proof clean ESN

    Protect yourself and your wallet.
    There are honest sellers but there are scammers too. Use good judgment. Be safe.
    Have you bought or sold an Apple Watch from a private party?
    02-20-2017 01:17 PM
  5. Jude526's Avatar
    I purchased mine from eBay and got proof it was original and good.
    I was just saying in today's world u need to be careful. Not everyone is honest and when purchasing from a stranger it is good to be aware and protect yourself. I would never buy from Craigslist. That's dangerously stupid
    02-20-2017 05:32 PM
  6. Jude526's Avatar
    When you are looking to purchase from a private party it is common sense to be careful. In today's world you can't trust everyone. I was just saying to be safe. Be careful. On electronics I hear about people getting ripped off. It's your wallet
    Why wouldn't you ?
    02-20-2017 05:52 PM
  7. eyecrispy's Avatar
    When you are looking to purchase from a private party it is common sense to be careful. In today's world you can't trust everyone. I was just saying to be safe. Be careful. On electronics I hear about people getting ripped off. It's your wallet
    Why wouldn't you ?
    Agree. I buy a lot from private parties and have learned over the years what to look for. I often look up the serial numbers to make sure they're valid and check warranty. I can also check iCloud lock with it. Can never be too careful.
    Jude526 likes this.
    02-21-2017 05:56 PM
  8. doogald's Avatar
    I can also check iCloud lock with it.
    Apple removed the activation lock checking tool a few weeks ago: https://9to5mac.com/2017/01/28/iclou...-page-removed/

    So, the original advice, to meet in a public place where you can make sure that a device is not locked before finalizing a transaction is great advice.
    Jude526 likes this.
    02-21-2017 08:40 PM
  9. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Apple removed the activation lock checking tool a few weeks ago: https://9to5mac.com/2017/01/28/iclou...-page-removed/

    So, the original advice, to meet in a public place where you can make sure that a device is not locked before finalizing a transaction is great advice.
    Oh boo. I liked that tool. But yes, meeting in person is key.
    02-21-2017 08:47 PM
  10. Jude526's Avatar
    Always be safe. Good luck
    02-22-2017 07:53 PM

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