1. 121katherine's Avatar
    I am getting a new (in box, never turned on) bold off craigslist for $350.
    I am paranoid about getting a bad ESN/PIN or that something is horribly wrong with it..
    Since it's a new phone, is it possible that it could be stolen and have a bad esn? Or do ESN issues only apply to used phones? Also, is $350 a reasonable price for a new bold? Sorry for the newb questions I am completely new to buying phones off craiglist, any help is appreciated!
    10-05-10 06:04 PM
  2. Fubaz's Avatar
    It sounds GREAT, if its true.

    Agree to have the seller meet you at your local carriers shop, and have him/her wait there while its activated.

    No money should change hands until your phone is cleared by the carrier.
    10-05-10 06:06 PM
  3. contender's Avatar
    350 for a 9700 is a ripoff. I would wait till the 9780 comes out so the prices can drop on the 9700.

    I live in CA and you can find the 9700 Brand new in a box for 250-275
    10-05-10 06:42 PM
  4. jytvyj's Avatar
    Agreed.

    The bold 9700 is about 275 in SD here in cali
    10-05-10 09:14 PM
  5. freethisberrydotcom's Avatar
    Goes for around 350 in Toronto.
    10-05-10 09:35 PM
  6. BoldtotheMax's Avatar
    Depends where you are, here in Ohio, they go for 225-250...

    Good advice from fubuz.

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    10-05-10 10:59 PM
  7. Rootbrian's Avatar
    It sounds GREAT, if its true.

    Agree to have the seller meet you at your local carriers shop, and have him/her wait there while its activated.

    No money should change hands until your phone is cleared by the carrier.
    That is what I would expect if I were to get one off craigslist. Not going to risk getting half a blackberry (pin lock) from an as$hole lol

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-06-10 01:02 AM
  8. exelant's Avatar
    Almost all of the people I have seen getting ripped off buying BlackBerries have purchased them from someone on Craigslist. Beware.
    10-06-10 10:11 AM
  9. syb0rg's Avatar
    I am getting a new (in box, never turned on) bold off craigslist for $350.
    I am paranoid about getting a bad ESN/PIN or that something is horribly wrong with it..
    Since it's a new phone, is it possible that it could be stolen and have a bad esn? Or do ESN issues only apply to used phones? Also, is $350 a reasonable price for a new bold? Sorry for the newb questions I am completely new to buying phones off craiglist, any help is appreciated!
    whooa there doggie.. are you getting a 9700? or a 9650? a 9700 will not have a ESN, which signifies it is a CDMA phone. just make sure you get the correct Radio variant 9700/GSM & 9650/CDMA.

    And i've bought several phone from Craigslist.org and have "0" problems with any of them. in fact the phone i am using now is a Craigslist phone.
    10-06-10 10:16 AM
  10. exelant's Avatar
    As with anything, buyer beware.
    10-06-10 10:40 AM
  11. willohbee's Avatar
    350 for a 9700 is a ripoff. I would wait till the 9780 comes out so the prices can drop on the 9700.

    I live in CA and you can find the 9700 Brand new in a box for 250-275
    yup i sold a brand new in box with an otterbox commuter series for 275
    10-06-10 03:58 PM
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