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[Q] Why are people buying bad ESN phones?!?!

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By beufford12, Member on 15th January 2014, 04:29 AM
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So I realize this is probably a pretty dumb question to ask - but I just don't really know where to find the answer. Being's I own and cell phone store, I do a lot of buying and reselling of used phones. I see on ebay that Bad ESN phones are selling (sometimes) for as much as the good phones. My question is - why? What are people doing with these phones that they are willing to pay so much for something that is bad?

That is all!

15th January 2014, 05:15 AM |#2  
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Depends on the "good ones". The only reason I see people buying near mint bad esn phones are for parts. Sometimes cheaper than ordering the part itself. Or so they can be flashed to another carrier.


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17th January 2014, 02:05 AM |#3  
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Originally I thought people were buying them to flash as most flashing threads say buy a bad ESN phone as they are cheaper and it won't matter since it won't be used on the Sprint network. I found the same thing as you though, the bad ESN phones sell for around the same price as good ESN phones.
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