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Question Selling Refurbished iPhones On Amazon

So I just found an iPhone supplier of Refurbished iPhones. I just got my first shipment in of all different models of iPhones. They come in the box with the plastic on them. They look completely new and they work just like a new iPhone. I compared them to my new iPhones from my other supplier and I could not tell a difference. SO my question is, is it risky to sell Refurbished iPhones on amazon and list them as NEW? It might be a stupid question but I am just wondering because I would make a whole heck of a lot more money if i only buy from my supplier of Refurbished iPhones. Let me know what you guys think!!

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I wouldnt recommend it but if you say they look new then you can try it. Remember to insure and put sig confirmation on all your shipments.

Just make sure you describe them as they are new but original plastic removed
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Ok thanks! I am just going to try one and see how that goes!
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You should actually try 2-3 that way you will get better testing results from more customers.
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But what if All 3 go bad won't my account get suspended?
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If you're not confident that they look "new" then yes just list one for now.
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Used to sell referb digital cameras years ago I sold some as new because you could not tell the difference. They were Exactly like a new camera. Worked for me back then. But today with the technology I would just test the waters with 1 or two do not go overboard amazon is very different today than say 7 years ago
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@OP, How much for an Iphone 4S?
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I have a VERY Simple Question,,,How are you going to Offer a FULL MANUFACTURERS Warranty on the Phone, do you think all of you potential buyers will overlook that? Fact is,,if the Phone breaks they are going to run to the Apple Store,,Then What?
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One more Point,,what is the Problem selling the Phones as Refurbs?,,They sell Just as Well,,Yea, you will make a Little less per Phone, So What?,,,Just sell MORE of them..I Mean,,Must you try to Rip People Off?,,Because NO Matter how you slice it, If you sell a Customer a Refurbished Phone as if it were a New one, you are Ripping them off,,and by doing that,,well,,You CANNOT Last,,,But I guess thats why this Forum Exists
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is it risky to sell Refurbished iPhones on amazon and list them as NEW
That's kind of cheating the customer.
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sell them as refurbished and offer something like a squaretrade warranty. when the buyers try to register the phone, the serial number will come back as not new, or invalid. i see alot of potential problems going the new route. in any case, good luck, and I suggest making some back-up accounts.
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Pls dont take this as too much criticism of anyone on the forums here, but I think its a scandalous idea... if things are 'refurbished' they are not new, however you try to dress them up. I have been ripped off before by sellers claiming items are new and they aren't, ie phones that are scratched and even had previous owner's postcodes(zip codes) written in them in sharpie and UV security pens, body trimmer/razor set which still had someone else's hair in it, MP4 player which had pics of a woman and her cats still in it... apart from the time and effort getting in touch, and sending back etc., its a bare faced affrontery in my opinion. If anything is not original manufacturer's new in shrink wrap, then I want to see things described correctly..... NEW ... USED ... or ... REFURBISHED.

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iphone is very high risk items
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WHy are they so high risk?
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WHy are they so high risk?
One of the Reasons they are High Risk is because of what you are trying to do, Sell a Refurbished one as New,,,what do think, that you are the First seller to come up with that Scam,,,

or how about having a "Connection" in a Cell Phone store and "Selling" a Bunch of Iphones along with Contracts to a Bunch of People who do NOT Exist, so you can get the Phone at the Contract Price, Unlock it, then sell it on Ebay as a "Factory" Unlocked Iphone for FULL Price,,,Do NOT Think for 1 SECOND that you are the ONLY one who Knows about these SCAMS,,,

BOTH Amazon and Ebay Know about these, and MANY more games that Sellers like you Play,,,Thats why Amazon and Ebay consider it HIGH RISK, and have ALL sorts of Restrictions on them,

This Forum is about helping people who have Fallen Victim to the "system" that Ebay and Amazon have created on their respective sites to root OUT lowlife Sellers who's ONLY interest is to Rip People Off some kind of way. Sellers who do not deserve to lose their accounts, is who we are to help.

This Forum does NOT exist to Help Lowlife, dirtbag Sellers create MORE Victims, Hence MORE Difficulties Keeping accounts alive for honest sellers,,,so if that is your game, then you need to find your self another Forum,,,
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No that is not my game sir. I was just asking a question please stop accusing me of anything! I know that most of all the iPhones sold on amazon as new are refurbished because I talk to the sellers personally. And for the recored these iPhones that I have are actually factory Unlocked! Please do not hate on me because I have a connection to one of the most popular items out there today!
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I use to sell about 25-50 a week before they shut me down because I couldn't prove I was an authorized distributor of Apple. I was buying broke iPhones off of Ebay, fixing them and swapping out the back covers, buttoms and chrome bezels with brand new ones. Had about $150-$200 in each phone and selling them as store demos and getting around $400/each. I was putting them in brand new knockoff boxes with all the accessories and papers. My arguement with them was that "why do I have to be an authorized distributor when I am basically selling used phones? I guess Apple didn't like this too much and made Amazon do something about it. Did the same thing with Ebay and had the same problem...
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Wait so amazon banned you for selling iPhones and not being able to prove you were a authorized reseller?
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I use to sell about 25-50 a week before they shut me down because I couldn't prove I was an authorized distributor of Apple. I was buying broke iPhones off of Ebay, fixing them and swapping out the back covers, buttoms and chrome bezels with brand new ones. Had about $150-$200 in each phone and selling them as store demos and getting around $400/each. I was putting them in brand new knockoff boxes with all the accessories and papers. My arguement with them was that "why do I have to be an authorized distributor when I am basically selling used phones? I guess Apple didn't like this too much and made Amazon do something about it. Did the same thing with Ebay and had the same problem...
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No that is not my game sir. I was just asking a question please stop accusing me of anything! I know that most of all the iPhones sold on amazon as new are refurbished because I talk to the sellers personally. And for the recored these iPhones that I have are actually factory Unlocked! Please do not hate on me because I have a connection to one of the most popular items out there today!

I did Not accuse you of anything, I merely pointed out that IF this is your Game, than you are in the wrong place

I Have Been Selling Consumer Electronice INCLUDING IPhones for Nearly 25 Years, which I quite sure that is longer than you are old,,,I ASSURE you I do NOT Need your Connection, Nor do I envy it,

If you search the forum you will find Posts that I have put up, telling users here on the forum who the BEST Apple (AND ALL Other Companies) Distributors are,,,Posts I made a Few Years ago,,,It is ALL Right HERE on the forum,,MANY users here can comfirm my knowledge, and willingness to help others find DIRECT sources for Products, INCLUDING Iphones and Ipads, and MUCH, MUCH more,


If you Bother to search the Forum and Find Post I Made SPECIFICALLY Reguarding APPLE Products (INCLUDING Iphones) You will have your anwser as to why NO ONE that is NOT authorized by APPLE is allowed to sell their Products.

You are ONLY be allowed to sell 1 Phone as USED, like it was your PERSONAL phone that you are selling. The ONLY reason that you are allowed to sell ONLY your PERSONAL items is because it is the LAW, it is called the First sale Doctrine, Look it up, and Learn,,ANYTHING more that selling 1 Phone for an Un authorized Reseller and they will Boot you when they catch up with you.,,Why didn't your "Connection" tell you that and help you get Authorized by Apple???
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