vfarn's profile

Groupie

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2 Messages

Wed, Jan 17, 2018 10:00 AM

Ordered Pre-Owned Phone and it was defective; next steps?

Dear Boost, can you please assist with this:

 

I ordered a pre-owned Samsung S6. It arrived yesterday and when I turned it on, I noticed the Home button was not working (touchscreen/volume/power buttons worked). 

 

I want to get a refund but I'm told that I need to pay to ship it back... I understand if I don't like it, I should pay to ship it back; but the phone was sent to me defective, can you please provide a prepaid return label or provide me an alternative solution where I am not out of money for something that should have worked in the first place (like return to Boost Mobile store).

 

Thank you.

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RossyC

Boost Care

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2.4K Messages

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940 Points

3 years ago

Really sorry to hear that, vfarn! Let’s get you taken care of. Can you please send us a private message with your Order Key?

 

Note: To send a private message just click on the picture of any Boost Mobile agent and, in the next screen, click "send this user a private message".

Enthusiast

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3 Messages

3 years ago

hello, I purchased my s8+ from boost Mobile online on Aug 15, Wednesday last week. It didn't arrive until yesterday.

Enthusiast

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3 Messages

3 years ago

hello, I have this problem as well where my phone has issues with some pretty major scratches on the display and rear of the phone. I ordered an S8+ pre-owned a few days ago and got it yesterday and discovered the scratches right away. I would like to get a replacement for the phone as soon as possible. I also agree with the post above by the user with the same problem. I received a damaged device and I understand if I don't like the device but if it's damaged I shouldn't have to pay for shipping. Is there a way you can send a return label and I can ship it back so I may use my new device? Thanks!

Groupie

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2 Messages

3 years ago

Don't hold your breath... I basically got a message saying that they can't do anything about the return shipping charge.

RossyC

Boost Care

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2.4K Messages

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940 Points

3 years ago

Hello, @juliemhume. Thanks for reaching out to us. Can you please let us know when and where did you purchase the device?

Enthusiast

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3 Messages

3 years ago

yes that's exactly what I figured they'd say. that's a really dumb policy, if they send a broken phone, it should be returned by the seller not the user. I payed for the phone, that's all. No shipping or anything. why should I have to pay for it now? I just want it fixed bottom line
RossyC

Boost Care

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2.4K Messages

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940 Points

3 years ago

Thanks for the information, @juliemhume. To return the device, we'll need to create an RMA on your behalf. The customer is responsible for paying shipping charges when returning a device. 

 

To proceed with the RMA, please send us a private message with the Order Key, Email address, phone number, and PIN (if available).

 

To send a private message just click on the picture of any Boost Mobile agent and, in the next screen, click "send this user a private message". 

hommos

Accomplice

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7 Messages

2 years ago

This still happens! Boost sent me an iPhone 7 with a faulty battery and a counterfeit screen that malfunctions. Despite the fact they sent me a defective phone, they want me to pay return shipping! What a trashy company sending defective phone and expecting us to send them back at our expense!

Prospective buyers/customer ask yourself this: Do you want to deal with a company that send you broken/defective junk then turns around and makes you pay shipping to get their junk back to them? Not only that it takes them up to 8 weeks to issue the refund! That’s 2-3 credit card billing cycles/ up to 56 days!!!
Royt

Boost Care

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1.4K Messages

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360 Points

a year ago

So sorry to hear about this experience, efull4. We want to help! We value your privacy and security. Due to the nature of your concern, we would like to authenticate your account, but for us to do this in a secure way, we need to take this to a private channel where we can discuss private account information. Please send us a private message along with your phone number, the PIN and a brief description of your request. To send a private message, click on any of the social care agent's user names and select the option send this user a private message.

Groupie

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3 Messages

a year ago

The phone I purchased also has a stuck home button, I need assistance on returning it for a non-defective device. 

jalopez81

Boost Care

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2.3K Messages

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510 Points

a year ago

You can activate it on your account or with a brand new number. Even if the phone doesn't reach the home screen, is can appear on the account. 

Groupie

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3 Messages

a year ago

I cannot do that without the IMEI/ serial number which I do not have because the box it came in was thrown away with Christmas wrapping. 

jalopez81

Boost Care

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2.3K Messages

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510 Points

a year ago

Please, send us a private message with the order number and we'll provide you the serial number for the phone. 

Tamike000

Accomplice

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67 Messages

a year ago

they guaranteed me today 7 to 14 days if that does not happen I've already began a lawsuit you're welcome to join me and the many others that have joined in
Tamike000

Accomplice

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67 Messages

a year ago

I just ran into the similar situation today and honestly I'm not encouraged because so many people been posting that they're not refunding money I wanted in writing