Online purchasing Yes/No?

Discussion in 'Tablets, Smartphones, & Mobile Devices' started by Dawud Dustin, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. Dawud Dustin

    Dawud Dustin

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    Do you think purchasing online for a used mobile is fine? I've been thinking about this and this question keeps holding me from buying it. I've looked up and decided on buying a mobile but it says that the screen is slightly cracked, should i make this purchase or not?

    The mobile i looked for: Samsung Note 4 Used
     
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  2. bob

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    Get refurbished if available and get it from a place like Amazon.com or newegg.com
    I don't know about the cracked screen but it would have to be a really good deal before it would be my choice.
    Used phones may have weak batteries.
     
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  3. Dawud Dustin

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    Thank you
     
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  5. Blaster3

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    rule of thumb... treat all private transactions, especially on sites like ebay/craigslist, as acceptable losses... ie: you're willing to lose that money & it won't hurt you financially if it goes wrong/bad...

    also, i'd never use my physical street address for those type of transactions... get a p.o. box and the post office will generate a "street address" for you to use for delivery purposes...
     
  6. SARGE

    SARGE The Preacher Man

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    Dittos. I've had a PO Box for many, many years and get all mail there for several reasons, the above being one.
     
  7. David M

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    The S5 has a replaceable battery. So no issue if it is weak. I agree with buying from a well known vendor with a good reputation and not an individual on Ebay.