I think I got scammed, cant activate Iphone 6 "Outstanding Balance Device is not eligible for resale."
In March I see a great deal for a Sprint Iphone 6 plus on CL and I wanted to get my daughter a phone for when she goes off to college. I met the seller at a Sprint store, and the Sprint CSR told me that the phone had a clean IMEI/ESN and was in good standing.
Fast forward to today when I go to activate it, and I am told I can not because the original owner has an outstanding balance on the financed phone, and can't be activated until the original owner paid it off.
I went to swappa and see this:
"Blacklisted Not Indicated This device does not appear to be globally blacklisted.
Activation Status Assumed Clear Device appears to be activation ready."
But then, this:
"Financed Outstanding Balance Device is not eligible for resale (financed)."
So am I screwed and out of $400? What options do I have? Can I sell the phone on Ebay with full disclosure on the status?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Obviously, the original owner's phone number has been disconnected.