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(11 Alive)   An automated kiosk that pays cash for used cell phones sounds like a good idea, until it is completely buried by thieves looking to offload some stolen phones   (11alive.com) divider line 7
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2012-11-20 12:36:40 PM
3 votes:
I thought buying stolen phones was the business model.
2012-11-20 04:03:52 PM
1 votes:
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.
2012-11-20 02:57:11 PM
1 votes:

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.


Crackheads and junkies looking for a fix will sell your phone for twenty bucks.
2012-11-20 02:43:57 PM
1 votes:
I was waiting for this article to finally come out...

First time I saw this in a mall I was walking with my best friend... I turned to him and said, "Dude, can I borrow your phone real quick?" He handed it to me, and I proceeded to go immediately to the machine...

He learned his lesson.

But seriously, we had a similar conversation going on. He thought it was "cool" until I showed him how easy it would be to steal a phone and drop it off.
2012-11-20 01:21:38 PM
1 votes:

Catlike Typist: Next, automated kiosks that purchase your old wallets and gold jewelry. Totally legit, yeah....


The best sign I ever saw outside of a pawn shop was "We Buy Broken Gold". "Broken gold" as is "you just snatched this necklace off someone and the clasp is destroyed."
2012-11-20 12:37:17 PM
1 votes:
How did no one see this happening?? Especially in Atlanta!!
2012-11-20 12:36:04 PM
1 votes:
The machine never asks for a raise.
 
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