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Old 10-01-2008, 09:53 AM
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What to do before selling phone on ebay?

Hi,
I have a Touch Diamond coming, and I want to sell my Mogul (Titan) on ebay to recover some of the cost... My question is... what do I need to do to sell my old mogul on ebay? Obviously I will want to delete my information and contacts off of it... but do I need to clean out my phone's information that ties it to my sprint account? I see on ebay a lot of people talk about CLEAN ESNs What do I need to do to protect myself and provide the greatest value to potential buyers?

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Old 10-01-2008, 10:21 AM
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Re: What to do before selling phone on ebay?

This may seem kind of obvious, but wait until your Diamond arrives before putting your Mogul up on eBay. That way, your Mogul will be taken off your account and your # switched to the Diamond. You'll want to back up all your PIM data (contacts, calendar entries, notes, etc) and any documents. Do this via a backup program (SPB Backup is a good one) or Dashwire,or both. Your ESN (electronic serial number) uniquely identifies your device on a carrier's network. If a phone is reported lost/stolen, the ESN is blacklisted and that phone cannot be activated on a network. Conversely, a clean ESN is one that has not been reported lost/stolen and will allow it's associated phone to be used.
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Old 10-01-2008, 01:30 PM
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Re: What to do before selling phone on ebay?

And also, you have a long way to go before you can sell it here, but either eBay or craigslist are both good options, and before this, make sure that your contacts as well as your account are transferred to your new device. Then take the battery out of your Mogul right after account/contact transfer is successful and wait exactly 24 hours before the ESN of the Mogul is completely cleared before selling. And welcome to the site BTW.
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Re: What to do before selling phone on ebay?

Thanks to both of you for the info... Im not exactly new here, as I have been reading for years now, but it is my first post Thanks for the Welcome.
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Re: What to do before selling phone on ebay?

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Hi,
I have a Touch Diamond coming, and I want to sell my Mogul (Titan) on ebay

If I where you, I would put it on Craig's list instead of ebay.

I had two extra verizon XV6800's that I wanted to sell last week, I put them on Cl & sold both of them within two hours of the listing going online.

~John
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Re: What to do before selling phone on ebay?

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If I where you, I would put it on Craig's list instead of ebay.

I had two extra verizon XV6800's that I wanted to sell last week, I put them on Cl & sold both of them within two hours of the listing going online.

~John
Good idea, just in case the ESN is still in his account after the sale of the item for extra feedback (via mobile).
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:34 AM
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Re: What to do before selling phone on ebay?

I'm a noob here, but if you are selling on ebay, you should know that being a seller has changed quite a bit if using paypal. If you dont meet certain requirements when selling various items, cell phones being one, paypal will hold your funds and tell you to ship the item immediately. They can hold your funds for up to 21 days, unless they can prove shipment confirmation or if the buyer leaves feedback. So be careful.
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