> Master_Z wrote:
>> If you're selling it this way, clearly you are not the
>> original owner and that is shady.
> Not necessarily true. I bought an Apple Watch on ebay and the seller honestly didn't
> know they get locked to the Apple ID. He resells things and it boots to the startup
> screen so he assumed it was good...a few steps past that you get stuck. He refunded
> me and paid shipping back, etc.. Not all locked devices are stolen, and not all
> sellers are dishonest.
True. I just know from personal experience to just move on from these kinds of deals. I bought an iPhone 6S from a Facebook yard sale group. I used for it a week, no issues whatsoever. But it couldn't get unlocked, so I resold it. A week later, he claims the device appears as stolen. It took a while to sort it out -- and thankfully it was just a billing error on the original owner's part -- but it goes to show how things can go bad awfully quick.