Buying a used phone: recommendations also tipsIt is common knowledge that the purchase of any second-hand item is akin to a lottery, especially if any high-tech electronic device, for example, a cellular phone, appears as the object of purchase. Soberly realizing that in such situations the ear should be owned vostro, we will give a series of recommendations, as well as advice, which, we hope, will help readers avoid the possible errors of the misunderstanding in the future. The situation will be presented up to the impossibility of a standard: as a cat in a knapsack, we have a mobile phone, the seller of which in every way assures that the phone is working like a clock, which, they say, almost never used, that he does not know the expression "glitch" P. Simply put, it feeds with fairy tales, but we are not bastardized in any way, so we will not begin to study the future purchase in any hurry.
For the source, we are convinced of the complete completeness of the phone, then to eat the presence of packaging, a charger, all kinds of instructions and other accessories, if they had a room to exist "in nee". Why focus on this attention? Larchik reveals itself simply: many certified services refuse to accept the phone without proper equipment.
Then it makes sense to make two test calls by inserting your SIM card into the device. You can, for example, dial SMS to your friend with a request to call you back. So you will kill at once a couple of rabbits: make sure the quality of the connection is also at the same time check the phone's keyboard. By the way, it is recommended to dial * # 06 # also check IMEI1 device with the number indicated on the back of the phone (usually under the battery), but similar on the box. If the numbers diverge, then the occupation here is unclean, and the device is probably stolen (just like changing IMEI no person will not). So we put such a phone aside, in no way considering the attractively low cost.
Outdoor appearance. Here you need to assess the degree of shabbyness, carefully examine the display for broken pixels, but it's more like to take care of the interface connectors (like the position, the battery is diluted first of all). If this is a "clamshell" or a slider, then you need to make sure that there are no other signs of wear of the phone casing. Pay attention to the behavior of the display when the device is closed or closed: if it sharply brightens or darkens, the contrast or sharpness changes, which means that the phone will require repair in the near future to replace the corresponding cable. Do not hesitate to become attached to the seller for any reason, because the identified shortcomings will not only help to make a general idea of the future purchase, but also bring down the price.
The next significant moment is the battery. Often, second-hand phones are completely destroyed by "dead" batteries, the value of which is sometimes half the cost of the device itself. For the short time of acquaintance with the upcoming purchase it is difficult to assess the status of the battery, but if you eat the opportunity to play with the phone for 15-20 minutes, we recommend that you call any of the free service numbers (for example, it is allowed to listen to an electronic aunt in the subscriber's service of the cellular operator) loading the way in the energy schedule. As a situation, dead batteries in such cases hastily "hand over", leading the charge indicator closer to zero. Make sure also that the battery does not have any physical damage (bloating and other misunderstandings). It is better to take another phone with you to check the infrared port, Bluetooth also other interfaces. If the purchased product is a smartphone, then it will be superfluous to make sure that the flash card is working.
And the last. It is unlikely that the seller will agree, but it is allowed to try to persuade him to fulfill the conditions of "money back", then to eat for a return of capital if it finds later a fatal crash in the vehicle.
Of course, the advice given by us does not pretend to be complete, in addition, perhaps we have missed something. Therefore, we need additions from our readers (click the "Discuss" button at the end of the article).