Fort Wayne Buy/Sell Cell Phones

The transfer of cell phones between members or non-members is purely at their discretion. Buyers assume all risks. Please be civil.
If you Black the admin, you WILL be found and banned

When selling, please post:
Phone make and model
Carrier
Storage size
Any imperfections/damage
AnyAccessories
PRICE (This is not an auction)

An efficient transaction occurs when both parties check the status of the phone's ESN/IMEI/MEID before payment is made. Meet during the day in a public setting. Don't accept checks or money orders if possible. Avoid shipping. Test the functionality of the phone before buying. Dont forget to remove sensitive data and memory cards before selling.

AN EDUCATED BUYER IS A SMART BUYER. CHECK THE ESN/IMEI/MEID BEFORE COMMITTING TO BUY OR SELL.
CHECK THEM HERE:
http://swappa.com/esn

CHECKING STATUS OF PHONE:

Cell phones use electronic serial numbers, or ESNs. These unique identifiers are tied to current and previous customer account histories. Checking if the phone has a "bad" ESN is important if you purchase the device secondhand, to ensure that the unit was not stolen or has an outstanding account issue. You can check the ESN history directly though the service provider or via an online database.

Step 1
Turn on the device. Examine the home screen or the screen inside the device's "Tools" or "Info" to determine the carrier. This screen might also display the ESN number. Jot down the number if it is displayed.

Step 2
Remove the cell phone's battery cover. Remove the battery from the device.
Step 3
Examine the number on the label affixed to the inside of the battery compartment. This should be labeled "ESN" or "Serial." You can check here if the number matches the one on the screen.

Step 4
Contact the cell phone service provider. Give the ESN to the account professional to cross-reference the device in their database. Service providers check the ESN to determine if the phone was stolen or reported missing, as well as to check account information and other pertinent details.

Step 5
Check the ESN number on an online service, such as CheckESNFree. This site also links to the FBI's National Crime Information Center database so you can check if the phone was reported stolen.

Tips
Note that many cellular manufacturers are abandoning ESNs in favor of longer mobile equipment identifiers, or MEID numbers. This number is linked to the same type of data as ESNs, so you can perform the process interchangeably.