1. sting7k's Avatar
    The horror...

    Beamed via my Moto X from the iMore Android app.
    01-31-2014 09:05 PM
  2. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Should be interesting
    01-31-2014 09:42 PM
  3. Les74's Avatar
    You'd think in this day and age that you wouldn't hear any more "I bought it cheap from some guy on the internet" stories. Sad to say, but people in general are just getting dumber.


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    01-31-2014 10:48 PM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    You'd think in this day and age that you wouldn't hear any more "I bought it cheap from some guy on the internet" stories. Sad to say, but people in general are just getting dumber.
    I always wanted to sell bumper stickers that say "Common Sense is an Oxymoron" but I believe I'd get frustrated with having to explain what it meant...
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    01-31-2014 10:52 PM
  5. mumfoau's Avatar
    It's slightly unbelievable that folks still get taken for bum smartphones. I buy mine aftermarket 99% of the time but have a list of things I require so as not to buy a device that I cannot activate!
    Last edited by mumfoau; 02-01-2014 at 07:37 AM.
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    02-01-2014 03:48 AM
  6. iRiidium's Avatar
    I've never bought any aftermarket electronics as I'm a big fan of "manufacturer sealed" gear. Can't see that changing anytime soon.


    Sent from my Titanium 5s 32
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    02-01-2014 06:26 AM
  7. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    You'd think in this day and age that you wouldn't hear any more "I bought it cheap from some guy on the internet" stories. Sad to say, but people in general are just getting dumber.


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    The real beauty of the film Idiocracy is the fact that it wasn't such a fictional story...sad too.
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    02-01-2014 12:43 PM
  8. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I always wanted to sell bumper stickers that say "Common Sense is an Oxymoron" but I believe I'd get frustrated with having to explain what it meant...
    So sad but true LOL
    02-02-2014 11:08 AM
  9. 03_CTD's Avatar
    The real beauty of the film Idiocracy is the fact that it wasn't such a fictional story...sad too.
    Wow!! I can't find anyone who even recognizes this movie let alone has seen it. Pure gold!! Very nice reference. A must watch for anyone who hasn't yet.
    02-02-2014 08:22 PM
  10. Premium1's Avatar
    I just came to a realization today about the coming iPhone release this fall...we are in for an absolute cluster f*ck (forgive my language).

    Seeing all the threads that pop up in our "Ask a Question" section in regard to unlocking an iPhone/iPad that someone bought on the private market, this fall is going to bring with it a new challenge in that many of the people who switch from one iOS 7 device to a new one will also probably sell their old device, and just based on what we've already seen, there is going to be an absolute TSUNAMI of improperly reset (or un-reset) devices that go out on the market, ship to new owners and will cause so much headache for Apple, for online communities such as ours and most importantly, for the potential new owners who may not know how to go about proactively addressing this before an item is sent to them.

    This fall is going to be a disaster I have a feeling. I think iMore needs to start putting out PSA's and stuff as headlines (to get really solid info out to the masses when they search for this stuff).
    Eh I don't think it is going to be any worse than normal year. Most people sell their iPhones each year before the new one if they plan to get a new one and they make it out fine. I mean you always have some of those who don't do something properly or fall for one of those "it was too good to pass up" deals. Just like the people who bought "iPads" yet didn't open it and just got a floor tile.
    02-05-2014 09:28 PM
  11. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Eh I don't think it is going to be any worse than normal year. Most people sell their iPhones each year before the new one if they plan to get a new one and they make it out fine. I mean you always have some of those who don't do something properly or fall for one of those "it was too good to pass up" deals. Just like the people who bought "iPads" yet didn't open it and just got a floor tile.
    Except this will be the first iPhone release since the functionality that renders so many devices useless without the password and sign in information of the previous owner (mainly due to the "Find my iPhone" feature).
    02-07-2014 09:10 AM
  12. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I'm thankful that I'm able to buy new devices. I've bought a few really great deal used ones but it would definitely be a headache in this case.

    Idiocracy really caught my attention because I notice people who appear to be straight out of the movie. It's scary how that movie has a slight non-fiction feel to it. Like the use of a big word to control and manipulate the masses (Electrolytes). First time I watched it, I laughed my tail off. Then I watched it again because I realized some elements were related to real life!
    02-08-2014 07:29 AM
  13. iRiidium's Avatar
    I am always fearful of buying pre-owned doodads because I fear they will not be in manufacturer-sealed condition. ...that there will be some dirt, dust, scratch, or damage somewhere. I have this thing for the purity of brand spanking new devices and maintaining that purity for as long as I own them. It's likely a psychosomatic disorder but me need me gadgets pure or at least indistinguishable from such.


    Sent from my liberated iridium rMini LTE
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    02-08-2014 09:22 AM
  14. Premium1's Avatar
    Except this will be the first iPhone release since the functionality that renders so many devices useless without the password and sign in information of the previous owner (mainly due to the "Find my iPhone" feature).
    Only if people have it enabled though.
    02-09-2014 08:36 AM
  15. mumfoau's Avatar
    Only if people have it enabled though.
    Saw a video over at MacRumors showing how to turn off the find my iphone but it states you still need the credentials to reset the device. Seems you'd only need find my iPhone to....find your iPhone. But I use a pin to even get into the phone so I'm not worried too much.
    02-09-2014 10:11 AM
  16. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    We already have a few guides here regarding how to wipe your device and prepare it for sale. We just need to make one for what to do/look for when buying your new device online or from CL. And make sure we keep it at the top of the forums a few days in advance of the new line up of iPhones released. Just my $0.02.

    But I agreed with Keith and Sean, we can't help everyone if they aren't willing to help themselves by doing a little bit of research or using a tab bit of common sense.
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    02-09-2014 10:20 AM
  17. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Only if people have it enabled though.
    Most people do. And we have an absolutely numbing amount of threads in the Q&A section where people have bought devices that were not properly reset (or were stolen and pawned off to some unsuspecting victim)...and we're only a few months past the release without a primarily major release...just watch, I hate to know what is coming, but it is very clear that it is.
    02-09-2014 02:01 PM
  18. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Find My iPhone is enabled by default if you set up an iCloud account and most people will simply follow the prompts when getting a new iPhone.
    02-09-2014 02:34 PM
  19. mumfoau's Avatar
    Find My iPhone is enabled by default if you set up an iCloud account and most people will simply follow the prompts when getting a new iPhone.
    Indeed, indeed! Most folks are being protected from themselves!
    02-09-2014 02:57 PM
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