would you buy a stolen cellphone?

@snowbitz (487)
Philippines
July 11, 2008 11:43am CST
In my country its rampant that someone will offer you out in the open a cellphone that you really know that its stolen.and what is more tempting its in a lower price and the cellphone is up to date.
6 responses
@im_tiggs (144)
• United States
15 Jul 08
Why would anyone consider buying a STOLEN cellphone. you cannot even activate it!! When I buy a used phone. I always call and get the ESN cleared first. If it is even a question I move on. If the seller is not willing to give me that information not worth my time. besides, when someone loses a phone, they probably call the police and/or the cellphone company and they would put out an alert for the phone to not be used or activated. I hope I can change your mind and not buy a stolen phone
@snowbitz (487)
• Philippines
15 Jul 08
Sorry for sending a wrong signal(hahaha .I was not the one who is buying a stolen cellphone,I just open that topic because in my country PHILS. the technician can do anything he can even open it for you even if it is lock that's why i bring up this discussion.Thanks for that information i hope it will happen in my country soon
@tnhzone (242)
• Malaysia
18 Jul 08
no i won't..this is because the stolen phone don't have warranty.The most important thing is that i don't know how the owner treat the phone.Although sometime the appearance mihgt look nice but it doen't mean that the inside is good.Furthermore i'm the kind that no prefer to get a second hand thing unless i got no choice.
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@zeroflashx2 (2489)
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
I would not buy it as well. Even how good of a price they could give me, I'd definitely say no and even if it's a pretty good cellphone model or something new. I guess I won't be able to use it with my conscience telling me at least that it's stolen. I did work hard for the money I used to pay for it, but I can't forgive myself if I consider that more than what the previous real owner had to go through. I'd have to agree to you on that. In my 3 1/2 years working, I've had friends and co-workers with their cellphones being snatched or just taken from their desks. It is partly some of their fault since a few of them did flaunt it. But still, it's stealing. With that, I prefer buying new phones from official distributors.
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@92iqbal (121)
• India
11 Jul 08
No, never.one should never buy such mobile. in my opinion to buy such items is equivalent to committing such crime.it is a crime.we should always help our police to arrest such people.we should not get into temptation . once get into it you will fall for ever and get into problems.
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
11 Jul 08
I would not even if i knew if it was stolen. For that matter, I would not even accept it if given free. Not only as an ethics issue, I could not have it bugging my concience in any way.
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@petiksmode (2984)
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
if i have the knowleedge of it beig a stolen cellphone i will not buy it for any chance... if i do i will forever be haunted by the thoughts of what happened to its original owner etc... i really dont buy gadgets from people that i dont know for instance a stranger who would approach me and offer me stuff.. i would rather go to the authorized dealer and transact business there....