If buying a VodafoneNZ-acquired iPhone from Trademe, is there a chance the iPhone could have been purchased on a contract with a handset subsidy, and if so what are the consequences for me as the second hand buyer if the original owner defaults on their On Account obligations?
Can my iPhone then be "repossessed" or somehow blocked from working on the network? If this is possible then how can I protect myself from this scenario?
It can certainly be "blacklisted" at any time in the future if it's been stolen. If you're spending that much it might be worth forking out a little bit extra to have the dealer support and no hassles.