Tips For Buying Used Cell Phone

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Technology is changing every second, accordingly you need to upgrade your gadgets, cell phones to the latest one. But most of us do not have the budget to purchase brand new latest cell phones. So most of us decide to go with used cell phone or second hand cell phone. But before buying any used cell phones you need to consider some points to get a good deal. Here are some points you should always consider while going for a used cell phone.


Legal Things to Consider:


Verify the Original Document: It is highly recommended that you verify the original documents before buying any used cell phones. There is a high risk of getting into legal issues if you are buying a stolen cell phone, so verify all original documents before buying used cell phone.


Verify the IMEI Number of the Cell Phone: Before buying any used cell phone verify that the IMEI number is a registered one. Unregistered IMEI cell phones may not work with cell phone networks.

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Technical Things To Consider:


Decide the Brand and Model First — Before buying any cell phone, decide which brand and model you want to purchase. Its is even better to consider your budget while deciding brand and model.


Display Screen – Most of the smart phones use touch screen. So first check if the screen is in good condition, if there are lots of scratches them you should ask for a big discount else do not deal with it.


Cell Phone Body – You need to consider the condition of the cell phone body while buying used cell phone. If you find any dent or scuff then you can ask for a good discount later on you can put your phone in a protective case so that the dent will not be visible.


Check The Battery – Check if the phone battery drain out quickly, if so then you can ask to cut the price of the battery as you need to replace it. If the seller does not agree to cut the battery price then also it can be a good deal if the phone is in well and good condition. So double check before taking any decision.


Software – Phones with software problems are never reliable. Software problems in smart phones are really high. But if you are a techie person you can easily overcome this software problem in the phone. You can bargain high if the phone is having software issues. But if you are not sure of what kind of software issue it is then its better to stay away. So if you are buying a faulty phone make sure it is cheap and you can rectify the issue.


These are some of the tips for buying a used cell phone, off course there are other factor that you need to consider but if you consider these small factors you can easily get a good deal.


+Ayodhyanath Guru holds a B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering and has worked with various prestigious clients in the IT industry and presently working as a Software Engineer. He is a part time blogger and presently authors the Jafaloo.Com blog. Being a tech enthusiast Guru likes to surf the web and blogs about interesting technical topics like How-To guides, freewares, Tutorials, Software, Gadgets, web applications etc. Apart from blogging he likes coding in Java/J2EE and PHP.

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