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[Mi Bunny Tips] [Mi Bunny Tips #105] Things To Keep In Mind When Buying A Used Phone!

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Greetings Everyone,
Planning to buy a used phone due to budget issues or willing to tryout different phones (and unwilling to buy all at full prices). In this 105th edition of Mi Bunny Tips, we bring you some useful tips that you should keep in mind before heading to buy a used smartphone.

Let's Begin !

Where To Buy From ?

This is a basic and small tip, but one of those VERY IMPORTANT ones. Buying such products is only recommended from places of high repo in the market and having good reviews.

Choosing an unknown source (with poor reviews) just for getting a low deal could be a dangerous decision made. Some of the reputed places to buy used phones are: eBay (Globally), OLX (India) etc.

Proper Inspection

Doing a proper inspection will help you detect problems early, so you can either walk away from the deal when buying a used phone in person, or start the process of getting your money back if you already bought it. Here are some of the tips:
  • visual examination of the whole phone, before booting up
  • check on sides for dents or cracks; functionality of buttons
  • check the back panel (both inside out)
  • test with a SIM card / micro SD card (if supported)
  • examining the ports (charging / headphone jack)

Meeting Seller In Person ?

Meeting the seller in person is a great option that gives you the chance to look at the phone before you buy it, instead of relying on pictures. Before you set the meet-up, here are some things to keep in mind:


  • Before the meeting, let the seller know you’ll want to test out the device by inserting your own SIM, checking if it can charge and power up, and so forth. If the seller doesn’t agree with your request, you should probably find a different deal to pursue.
  • Make sure you meet in a public location as opposed to a shady alley. It should also be during the day for both safety reasons and because it makes it easier to see the phone.

Careful Negotiation

After doing proper examination of the phone, you have to know the maximum amount you’re willing to pay for the handset. The first offer you give the seller should always be lower than what you’re willing to pay. If you can’t close the deal right away, start gradually increasing your offer until you can both agree on the final price.

But when you reach your budget, make it clear that you won’t pay any more than that. If the seller wants more money, walk away from the deal and find a different one. There are a lot of used smartphones on sale, so you shouldn’t have a problem finding an alternative. Buying too quickly or settling “because you need a phone” mostly leads to you regretting the very next day.

When negotiating for the price, point out some of the bumps and bruises the device might have. Tiny scratches likely won’t affect pricing much but bigger ones, especially if they are on the display, are bigger negotiating points.


Special Thanks To: @Manish@786 & @VikuBalupura

Thanks to Admin @Elain2046 for her continuous inspiration and supervision.

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