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Topic # 56823 24-Jan-2010 23:46
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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?

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  Reply # 292795 24-Jan-2010 23:51
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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.

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  Reply # 292805 25-Jan-2010 01:35
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The same is true of any device, though (being blacklisted because of theft).

As for obligations regarding payment, they remain with the seller and not with you - unless you are acquiring the mobile contract as well.




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  Reply # 292809 25-Jan-2010 06:27
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Contract is with the customer not the hardware vodafone NZ would never blacklist a handset cause of non payment. Lost or stolen handsets yes but only with police report from owner.

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  Reply # 292810 25-Jan-2010 06:27
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Contract is with the customer not the hardware vodafone NZ would never blacklist a handset cause of non payment. Lost or stolen handsets yes but only with police report from owner.

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  Reply # 292815 25-Jan-2010 07:57
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I got burnt with a stolen phone from trademe. It was blacklisted 3 months after I bought it. I would only buy a phone from trademe with a GST receipt now.




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