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ram.1500: How did no one see this happening?? Especially in Atlanta!!
cig-mkr: This doesn't appear to be an issue in the Amish community.
Devo: I thought buying stolen phones was the business model.
Catlike Typist: Next, automated kiosks that purchase your old wallets and gold jewelry. Totally legit, yeah....
Faps_in_the_kitchen: I saw one of these machines and was amazed at the rip off prices they offer for phones. I have always resold phones that we replaced and turned a profit, sometimes rather large. Example: Evo Shift was bought at Sams for $0.98 and resold on eBay for $180 after we upgraded that line. That machine may have given me $15 for it.Then again I dont steal phones either.
groppet: need to take a picture and show an ID. On the other end somewhere out there is someone looking at both the ID and the picture and if they dont match up its a no sale.
MBZ321: groppet: need to take a picture and show an ID. On the other end somewhere out there is someone looking at both the ID and the picture and if they dont match up its a no sale.Where is this at? They tried these machines in PA in a few of the supermarkets and they failed horribly. Machines were always breaking, doors to access products wouldn't unlock, etc. Plus, you had to breathe into the machine before you could purchase anything.
The Larch: How is it even possible to sell a stolen phone? I thought that all phones had some sort of built in, unalterable, digital serial number.Seriously, a stolen phone should be worth negative amounts of money, because every phone has a built-in tracking devices and a space-age radios that tells anyone with a warrant exactly where it is. And ever smart phone basically has the ability to shout to anyone in range, "HEY! I'M A STOLEN PHONE! LIKE MY RINGTONE? I'M STOLEN, biatch!!! SMILE WHILE I TAKE PICTURES!!!"The fact that stolen phones are even a thing leads me to believe that perhaps phone carriers do not have their customer's best interests in mind.