- 10-05-2011, 01:49 PM #2
- 10-05-2011, 02:00 PM #3
From what i understand you answer a few questions about your device (in this case iPhone), such as model, storage, condition and they instantly give you a quote. You then send them your phone (they pay shipping). After they receive it, they will inspect and access the condition to see if it matches what you said. Afterwards they either agree to the quote, or adjust it depending on how they access its condition. If you don't agree with, or don't accept their new proposal they will send your device back (again they pay shipping).
It seems like a great service, but I just worry about them nit-picking, or some other "incident" that would cheat me out of money or device.
- 10-05-2011, 03:20 PM #5
- 10-05-2011, 03:38 PM #6
- 10-06-2011, 08:48 AM #8
- 10-06-2011, 09:22 AM #9
- 10-06-2011, 04:26 PM #10
- 10-06-2011, 05:02 PM #11
- 10-06-2011, 06:38 PM #12
- 10-06-2011, 10:46 PM #13
- 10-24-2011, 07:29 PM #14iPhone Nanite
- 2 Posts
I would caution anyone thinking of using eBay Instant Sale to think twice about other options.
I sent in my PRISTINE 3GS with everything originally included and when AllTech Wholesale got it they claimed it was "in used cosmetic condition: Scratches or blemishes to its exterior can be readily seen without close inspection. The exterior housing of the unit has sustained mild, normal wear." Except my phone was perfect, not even ONE mark, scratch, blemish, ding or even a spec of dust!
AllTech's CSR insisted that no matter how much I complained, they would NEVER review my case and live up to the original offer. She said it in such a way as to make me believe this was a normal "technique" of theirs.
All efforts to get a supervisor from AllTech to call me back have been useless. Ditto for anyone from eBay, apparently they just don't want to discuss this situation. I've been to eBay hdqtrs and nobody will come out to talk to me, they just hide behind their voicemail. I showed the phone to the eBay security guards and they even used the word SCAM when they saw the condition.
I guess if it looks like a scam, walks like a scam, talks like a scam and smells like a scam....
I only wish I had been more diligent in searching before I sent in the phone because I would have found so many stories exactly like mine.
- 10-29-2011, 01:24 AM #15iPhone Nanite
- 2 Posts
As a follow-up......I eventually was able to speak with a representative from AllTech Wholesale. She agreed to have me ship the phone back for a second inspection. Our phone conversation was quite nice and based on the sincerity of her concern over the matter I'm willing to believe that the first inspection was just an honest error and not some sort of scam. As it turns out, however, I ended up selling the phone to a local party for more than the original Instant Sale offer.