A few days ago I bought an HTC Touch Pro 2 on ebay from a trader\ncalled cellphoneforever\n\n[URL]http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-HTC-Touch-Pro2-Tilt-2-T7373-3MP-GPS-WIFI-SMARTPHONE-/271090370383?pt=Cell_Phones&hash=item3f1e3ec74f[/URL]\n\n[URL]http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_touch_pro2-2690.php[/URL]\n\nThe ebay condition category is listed as "new other" which means it's\neither brand new, never used, or factory second.\n[URL]http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/item-condition.html[/URL]\n\nThe seller describes it as "A brand-new, unlocked, undamaged cell\nphone."\n\nI bought it and paid for expedited international shipping. After a\nfew days I discovered they had sent it to me by standard shipping and\nit would take 15 to 25 working days. I communicated with\ncellphoneforever and asked them to ship me another one immediately\nwith fast shipping at their cost but they refused, saying there was no\nfast shipping to my country any more and they would refund me -00\n(the refund should actually be U.S. ). Ebay/ paypal have opened a\ndispute case for me but are now waiting for the cellphone to actualy\nbe delivered to me.\n\nAs a result of this, I discovered that cellphoneforever are actually\nmabili international traders\n[URL]http://mabili123.en.ec21.com/[/URL]\nwho sell refurbished cellphones.\n\nAt U.S. , the price is ok for a used cellphone in good condition a\nbargain for a new one. Good value or not, advertising something as\nnew when it isn't is probably illegal.\n\nIs there any way to tell if the cellphone is actually brand new\nunused, apart from scratches on the display or case etc. Do\nelectronic components exhibit any visible signs of wear?