How To Buy an iPad or an iPhone From A Personal Seller

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Now, here’s how to buy an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, should you consider going through individuals instead of the local Apple retail store or a wireless carrier:

Step 1

Get the phone number and email of the seller. You do not want to have a clean break where, should something happen to your iPhone or iPad, you are unable to contact someone who can help.

Step 2

Ask up front for the price of the iPhone, and see to it that you keep his or her email handy. You do not want to deal with a treacherous individual who tells you one price, then decides he or she wants some extra cash in person.

Step 3

Be sure to ask them about the Find My iPhone feature: “have you disabled the Find My iPhone feature on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch?” Some sellers are only content with making a quick buck, and many do not understand how vital it is to disable the Find My iPhone feature. You do not want to end up with a device that, for all of its beauty, is nothing more than a paperweight because you still need the Apple ID and password of the previous owner to use it.

The Find My iPhone feature has led to many disappointed buyers, who can’t activate their iPhone because the seller forgot. If you are looking to sell your iPhone or iPad sometime in the near future, remember to put the device in the same condition in which you got it – that includes the software and iOS. If you remember to do this, sellers, you won’t have to face consequences later. Buyers, if you remember to ask key questions, your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch will be not only a pretty gadget to behold, but one that’ll provide joy for weeks, months, and years to come. And when you get done with your new purchase, please disable Find My iPhone so that someone else can enjoy your iDevice as much as you did.

Do you have any questions about how to sell your iPhone or how to buy an iPhone? Write in and let us know. We here at iPad Help want you to enjoy Apple products as much as we do.

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