1. iMore Question's Avatar
    I bought second hand iPhone 4, transaction is okay. but later on that day, when I opened, it flashes a custom message (meaning lost mode is activated). It requires a passcode so I tried calling the seller but I can't reach her anymore. I don't know how to open my iPhone again and I don't understand why she's hiding from me now.
    03-08-2014 09:09 PM
  2. 098v's Avatar
    I'm sorry my friend but you're now the owner of an expensive piece of metal that can't be used now, if you have their email try that( if you already tried please disregard this one) or try and contact the site, if bought off of something like eBay, and file a claim, and if you bought it on kijiji well same as I said on the top it's worthless now.


    Tapin and talkin from my iPhone
    03-08-2014 09:13 PM
  3. Haalcyon's Avatar
    That would infuriate me to no end. That's exactly the kind of reason why I refuse to buy 2nd-hand phones. Good luck, I hope you are able to track the seller down and get justice. :-(


    {iRiidium} Technophile. 4 of 4 
    03-08-2014 09:23 PM
  4. pr1nce's Avatar
    Sorry this happened to you.
    03-08-2014 10:47 PM
  5. Elizabeth2's Avatar
    Very sad lesson on the pitfalls of buying a used device. Hopefully your story will caution others to check out the device prior to payment.
    Good Luck. I hope you can get your money back


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    03-08-2014 11:38 PM
  6. Septembersrain's Avatar
    That would infuriate me to no end. That's exactly the kind of reason why I refuse to buy 2nd-hand phones. Good luck, I hope you are able to track the seller down and get justice. :-(


    {iRiidium} Technophile. 4 of 4 
    I agree completely. I could save a bit by buying second hand, I know. Reading stories like this make it worth pitching in the extra amount for a new one though. Paying for peace of mind, it's totally worth it.

    Right?

    Sent from a very sexy device... Rawr
    03-10-2014 04:29 AM
  7. taz323's Avatar
    Sorry to hear that.


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    03-10-2014 04:38 AM
  8. anon4757448's Avatar
    Well that sucks.


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    03-10-2014 07:44 AM
  9. Ryan Booth1's Avatar
    did you ever fix this?
    08-12-2016 09:30 AM
  10. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    did you ever fix this?
    This thread is over two years old. It's likely the OP doesn't even own the phone anymore.

    Do you have a question we can help you answer?
    08-12-2016 09:59 AM

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