Buying second hand Smartphone: Self-help tips & guide
Some tech-savvy persons love to buy new mobile/Smartphone models with advanced features coming to market every day. They always prefer to buy a phone with new & advanced features. Sometime they never care for the money. So they often put their used/old phone on sale for buying a new one. Presently, many people like to buy these old & used sophisticated phones with advanced features at cheap rate. So you must remember few important tips for buying second hand (old & used) Smartphone.
If you want to buy an old or used phone, first prepare a list of features that you like to have. Now most mobile phones come with memory card, charger, guaranty list, data cable, head phone & car charger. Make a list of other features you want to see in your phone. Now enquire the seller about the accessories & features available in the old phone.
How old is the phone?
Next, you must enquire the seller about the use period of the mobile. Again make sure that it’s a genuine mobile (not a stolen one). For this check the mobile’s IMEI number. It’s advisable to buy the mobile only after proper verification.
Lock or unlock –
Some mobile phones are locked to function with only one operator. If you want to use it with another operator, then you have to unlock it first. It may cost extra money to unlock such phone.
Guaranty list –
Most people end up losing guaranty list of phone after buying it. But, you must verify the guaranty list before buying a phone. You will know whether the phone is genuine or not.
Battery life –
Enquire the accurate battery life of phone. Make sure that the mobile has original battery.
Speak with seller –
It’s better to communicate with seller personally before buying the phone. It helps you to know the functioning & defect of the phone. Again personal communication can save you from cheating.
Most sellers are ready to reduce the price of mobile. So try to reduce the mobile price a little bit more. Again fix the price only after knowing the features. If you are satisfy with the features & price of mobile, then buy it. Otherwise leave it.