Ive bought a lot of phones on CL. Ive only been burned once.
What i did learn is that if they have Asurion they have 30 days to file a Lost/Stolen claim with them.
Then another 120 days to finalize the claim and pay the deductible.
I had this happen to me when i got a TMO GS3. I had it 4 months and then one day it didnt work. I followed up with TMO and found it was listed as stolen. I knew the store manager and she remembers when i had them check it. She did some digging and found out the 30 day / 120 day timeline.
The crappy thing is, i emailed Asurion multiple times to let them know the person who reported it stolen was scamming people and using insurance fraudulently and they didnt care.
With insurance its easy to scam people. Without it not so much.
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