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  Reply # 1649193 11-Oct-2016 14:10
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Ahh well, lesson learnt. Don't buy 2nd hand phones off TradeMe. Into the bin it goes



When did you purchase it off TradeMe? Contact the TradeMe seller and ask for a refund.

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  Reply # 1649197 11-Oct-2016 14:12
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Linux:

 

 

 

Why not take it to a VodafoneNZ store so it can be returned to the owner

 

 

trig42:

 

Or file a police report, letting them know the seller you bought it from could have stolen it.

 

 

 

 

This and this!  So much.


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1649199 11-Oct-2016 14:16
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Linux:

 

wasssupppp:

 

Ahh well, lesson learnt. Don't buy 2nd hand phones off TradeMe. Into the bin it goes

 

 

 

 

Why not take it to a VodafoneNZ store so it can be returned to the owner

 

 

 

 

If they really wanted it back, why has it taken 6 months? I'm the one out of pocket here




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  Reply # 1649205 11-Oct-2016 14:17
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Ahh well, lesson learnt. Don't buy 2nd hand phones off TradeMe. Into the bin it goes

 



When did you purchase it off TradeMe? Contact the TradeMe seller and ask for a refund.

 


Seller bought it off someone himself so I'm the 3rd owner. 


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  Reply # 1649208 11-Oct-2016 14:19
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Seller bought it off someone himself so I'm the 3rd owner. 



So they claim.

This is the problem with used phones unfortunately. Some people even sell their phones and then claim them on insurance way later on.




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  Reply # 1649209 11-Oct-2016 14:20
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Sam91:
wasssupppp:

 

Ahh well, lesson learnt. Don't buy 2nd hand phones off TradeMe. Into the bin it goes

 



When did you purchase it off TradeMe? Contact the TradeMe seller and ask for a refund.

 


Seller bought it off someone himself so I'm the 3rd owner. 

 

 

Ah the seller "bought" if off someone eh. This world is not what it seems young man. 





Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.




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  Reply # 1649210 11-Oct-2016 14:22
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wasssupppp:

 

Sam91:
wasssupppp:

 

Ahh well, lesson learnt. Don't buy 2nd hand phones off TradeMe. Into the bin it goes

 



When did you purchase it off TradeMe? Contact the TradeMe seller and ask for a refund.

 


Seller bought it off someone himself so I'm the 3rd owner. 

 

 

Ah the seller "bought" if off someone eh. This world is not what it seems young man.

 

 

 

 

Well yeah but....2000+ good feedbacks. Seller only seems to deal with phones so looks legit enough. He's going to try and contact the previous owner and see if they know what's up. I won't hold my breath.

 

 

 

Good excuse to upgrade to an S7


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  Reply # 1649218 11-Oct-2016 14:23
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Sam91:
wasssupppp:


Ahh well, lesson learnt. Don't buy 2nd hand phones off TradeMe. Into the bin it goes




When did you purchase it off TradeMe? Contact the TradeMe seller and ask for a refund.



Seller bought it off someone himself so I'm the 3rd owner. 



In that case, the person you bought it off should give you a refund (or even a partial refund). Then he can chase up the person he bought it off and so on. That's what I'd be doing as an honest seller, but I realise most traders wouldn't do this, especially after 6 months.

Edit: Just saw the post above mine. The fact that he seems like a commercial operator should strengthen your case. Is he listed as "in trade"?

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  Reply # 1649220 11-Oct-2016 14:25
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joker97:

 

wasssupppp:

 

Sam91:
wasssupppp:

 

Ahh well, lesson learnt. Don't buy 2nd hand phones off TradeMe. Into the bin it goes

 



When did you purchase it off TradeMe? Contact the TradeMe seller and ask for a refund.

 


Seller bought it off someone himself so I'm the 3rd owner. 

 

 

Ah the seller "bought" if off someone eh. This world is not what it seems young man.

 

 

 

 

Well yeah but....2000+ good feedbacks. Seller only seems to deal with phones so looks legit enough. He's going to try and contact the previous owner and see if they know what's up. I won't hold my breath.

 

 

 

Good excuse to upgrade to an S7

 

 

Well I take it back. Sounds like he is a legit re-seller. Perhaps you're the 4th owner :)





Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.




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  Reply # 1649221 11-Oct-2016 14:25
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wasssupppp:

 

Sam91:
wasssupppp:

 

 

 

Ahh well, lesson learnt. Don't buy 2nd hand phones off TradeMe. Into the bin it goes

 

 

 



When did you purchase it off TradeMe? Contact the TradeMe seller and ask for a refund.

 

 

 


Seller bought it off someone himself so I'm the 3rd owner. 

 



In that case, the person you bought it off should give you a refund (or even a partial refund). Then he can chase up the person he bought it off and so on. That's what I'd be doing as an honest seller, but I realise most traders wouldn't do this, especially after 6 months.

 


Yep, I've got hold of him and waiting to see if he has any luck with the original seller. A refund would be ideal (especially since I drunkenly dropped it on the train one night and smashed the screen)


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  Reply # 1649227 11-Oct-2016 14:29
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Sam91:
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Sam91:
wasssupppp:


 


Ahh well, lesson learnt. Don't buy 2nd hand phones off TradeMe. Into the bin it goes


 




When did you purchase it off TradeMe? Contact the TradeMe seller and ask for a refund.


 



Seller bought it off someone himself so I'm the 3rd owner. 




In that case, the person you bought it off should give you a refund (or even a partial refund). Then he can chase up the person he bought it off and so on. That's what I'd be doing as an honest seller, but I realise most traders wouldn't do this, especially after 6 months.



Yep, I've got hold of him and waiting to see if he has any luck with the original seller. A refund would be ideal (especially since I drunkenly dropped it on the train one night and smashed the screen)



Is he listed as "in trade"? If yes, I'd expect him to come to the party. Considering you've damaged the screen, I wouldn't expect a full refund though.



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  Reply # 1649230 11-Oct-2016 14:31
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Is he listed as "in trade"? If yes, I'd expect him to come to the party. Considering you've damaged the screen, I wouldn't expect a full refund though.

 

Yep he is


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  Reply # 1649233 11-Oct-2016 14:35
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If they are in trade just request a refund and ask them how to arrange collection of it as it's not fit for purpose.

When in trade you have to take the loss on sales that go bad in exchange for the profit on all the ones that go good. If they cry about losing money it's not your problem because you saw that in trade notification on Trademe.

It's about now that you should be made aware that the in trade message is a tick box for the seller and many use it when they have no understanding of their obligations for an in trade seller so you may have to educate them on those.




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  Reply # 1649282 11-Oct-2016 15:46
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richms: If they are in trade just request a refund and ask them how to arrange collection of it as it's not fit for purpose.

When in trade you have to take the loss on sales that go bad in exchange for the profit on all the ones that go good. If they cry about losing money it's not your problem because you saw that in trade notification on Trademe.

It's about now that you should be made aware that the in trade message is a tick box for the seller and many use it when they have no understanding of their obligations for an in trade seller so you may have to educate them on those.

 

 

 

Totally this.

 

 

 

 

 

Get him on the CGA with the "not fit for purpose" as you can no longer make calls / text etc.  Let him know that it has been blacklisted so it could be listed as stolen.

 

Did you get the screen replaced or is it still smashed? 


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  Reply # 1649285 11-Oct-2016 15:50
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 Just note however that he has the option of "putting it right" or refunding so you might need to agree to something with him.

 

 

 

What kind of phone are we talking about?


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