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CanĂ¢€™t Afford a Brand New Smartphone? Then, Follow These Tips in Buying Used Phones

Published on 27 January 14
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Buying a brand new smartphone induces some ache in our pockets. Itâs a widely known fact that these mobile devices donât come in cheap. Flagship phones of top tech companies typically cost more than $600 without a contract, and for some, that amount isnât that easy to let go. It will take them a number of months of modifications to a parsimonious lifestyle to come up with that money.


A lot will definitely advise you to just sign up for a two-year contract to either get the smartphone of your desire at a much lower price or for free. But ultimately, youâll just end up spending the same amount (often more) when the contract ends. The subsidy that wireless carriers offer is but promotional. Once youâve committed, youâre bound by the charges that you have to settle on a monthly basis. And the most painful part is the agony of being locked up in a two-year period.


There is yet another option in order for you to get a hold of your smartphone of choice, and that is by purchasing a used, pre-owned, or second-hand (or whatever you want to call it) version of it. At least with this means, you can own your very own smartphone in a much lower price. The price cut will definitely be substantial. But before you hunt whatever phone you like down, make sure you follow these tips in buying used phones unless you want to endure a great, harsh regret. Read on.

Buy from a Known Source
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Itâs smarter to buy a smartphone from family, friends or people you know. This is way better and safer because you can be assured that they are not going to cheat at selling you a defective device. Plus, it would be easier for you to return the phone if you find it to be faulty at the end of the day. If ever you will be buying from the open market, choose from a vendor with a good return policy.
Ask Appropriate Questions
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Advertisements may be deceiving. Never just accept something youâve heard or been told. Make sure you ask the right questions about the device you are planning to buy. You better know things like the reason why the owner is selling the phone, its the physical condition, and if it does require any repairs. These questions will help you decide better if you are to pursue the sale or not.
Ask for the Box
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Although you wonât really be using the box at all, getting the device together with its box can ensure you of a legitimate sale. Buying a used phone without its box may mean that it is stolen. Make sure that the original packaging of the phone will be handed down to you so you can check if the IMEI number on the phone matches the one on the box.

Lastly, Examine the Device Carefully
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Scrutinize the phoneâs case first. Signs of bumps translate to a roughly handled phone. Next, check the buttons and the screen. Make sure that all the buttons are properly functioning and the touch response of the smartphone is working. For phones that can cater to replacement parts, check the battery if itâs the original or a bogus one. Then, you have to check if all the ports of the phone are functional. Test them using the phone accessories included. Donât forget to check the camera. Examine the lens first; then, take some pictures and videos to see if youâll come across some hitches. Once youâve ensured that the phone is in good condition, you can proceed in buying it.

The main reason you are buying a used phone is to cut back on costs. So, make sure that you get the right device that is good for your money.





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Buying a brand new smartphone induces some ache in our pockets. Itâs a widely known fact that these mobile devices donât come in cheap. Flagship phones of top tech companies typically cost more than $600 without a contract, and for some, that amount isnât that easy to let go. It will take them a number of months of modifications to a parsimonious lifestyle to come up with that money.

A lot will definitely advise you to just sign up for a two-year contract to either get the smartphone of your desire at a much lower price or for free. But ultimately, youâll just end up spending the same amount (often more) when the contract ends. The subsidy that wireless carriers offer is but promotional. Once youâve committed, youâre bound by the charges that you have to settle on a monthly basis. And the most painful part is the agony of being locked up in a two-year period.

There is yet another option in order for you to get a hold of your smartphone of choice, and that is by purchasing a used, pre-owned, or second-hand (or whatever you want to call it) version of it. At least with this means, you can own your very own smartphone in a much lower price. The price cut will definitely be substantial. But before you hunt whatever phone you like down, make sure you follow these tips in buying used phones unless you want to endure a great, harsh regret. Read on.

Buy from a Known Source

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Itâs smarter to buy a smartphone from family, friends or people you know. This is way better and safer because you can be assured that they are not going to cheat at selling you a defective device. Plus, it would be easier for you to return the phone if you find it to be faulty at the end of the day. If ever you will be buying from the open market, choose from a vendor with a good return policy.

Ask Appropriate Questions

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Advertisements may be deceiving. Never just accept something youâve heard or been told. Make sure you ask the right questions about the device you are planning to buy. You better know things like the reason why the owner is selling the phone, its the physical condition, and if it does require any repairs. These questions will help you decide better if you are to pursue the sale or not.

Ask for the Box

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Although you wonât really be using the box at all, getting the device together with its box can ensure you of a legitimate sale. Buying a used phone without its box may mean that it is stolen. Make sure that the original packaging of the phone will be handed down to you so you can check if the IMEI number on the phone matches the one on the box.

Lastly, Examine the Device Carefully

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Scrutinize the phoneâs case first. Signs of bumps translate to a roughly handled phone. Next, check the buttons and the screen. Make sure that all the buttons are properly functioning and the touch response of the smartphone is working. For phones that can cater to replacement parts, check the battery if itâs the original or a bogus one. Then, you have to check if all the ports of the phone are functional. Test them using the phone accessories included. Donât forget to check the camera. Examine the lens first; then, take some pictures and videos to see if youâll come across some hitches. Once youâve ensured that the phone is in good condition, you can proceed in buying it.

The main reason you are buying a used phone is to cut back on costs. So, make sure that you get the right device that is good for your money.

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  1. 27 January 14
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    Most people sell their mobile phones because of two reasons whether they wants to purchse new one or mobile doesn't work properly. So be careful before purchasing used mobile phones. These all steps are really helpful in buying used mobiles. Thanks

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