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Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Best Place to buy a used unlocked Android Smart Phone

Hi Ya,

 

Can anyone advise if a forum here a Public Mobile for Customers to sell or buy used cell phones?

 

Or advise the best place to buy a backup phone that is compatable with the Public Mobile Network?

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Best Place to buy a used unlocked Android Smart Phone


@Patrick_R wrote:

Hi Ya,

 

Can anyone advise if a forum here a Public Mobile for Customers to sell or buy used cell phones?

 

Or advise the best place to buy a backup phone that is compatable with the Public Mobile Network?


No PM Forum for used phones. You can look on Kijjii but not really the best option. I'd consider an inexpensive refurb from a place like Best Buy. Depending on what you need, you can get a decent smart phone for a fraction of original price.  Also have a look through your local buy and sell but do your due dillegence before laying down your cash. Good luck.

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Best Place to buy a used unlocked Android Smart Phone

Thanks

 

Have you had any experience buying a used cell from Best Buy Canada or Best Buy USA.

 

Some Best Buys in the States hace phone as low as 25.00 US

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Best Place to buy a used unlocked Android Smart Phone

@Patrick_R 

Staples online is a good place Smiley Happy

Lar
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Best Place to buy a used unlocked Android Smart Phone

If you want to have the used phone in your had to inspect before buying then try Factory Direct or they will ship to you. You have a 10 return policy for another phone and a 90 day warantee I believe. Kijiji you buy it,  you own it with none of the above.  Happy shopping

Oracle

Re: Best Place to buy a used unlocked Android Smart Phone

@Patrick_R , I don't think there's such a thing as the best place to buy phones.  If there was such a place, there would be only one place to buy phones.  We would gravitate all our business to one place and the competition would disappear.  That said, personally I use many places to shop for phones.  Open mind = more research and better selection and better pricing.  The go to places on top of the search list are AliExpress, Amazon, staples, eBay, Newegg, red flag deals BST forum, Koodo (I am also a Koodo customer).  Places I would never buy from are Kijiji, Craigslist.  I don't shop for stolen merchandise.

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Best Place to buy a used unlocked Android Smart Phone

I got mine in Facebook auction. Have also heard Factory Direct.

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Best Place to buy a used unlocked Android Smart Phone

You could also try Amazon, saw Samsung phones for about 150$

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Best Place to buy a used unlocked Android Smart Phone

Used? Kijiji or Ebay, but exercise caution. On Ebay, make sure the seller has at least a 99% rating and has sold a bunch of items on which buyers have left feedback. Make sure the phone will work on the PM (ie Telus) network too. I've bought several phones this way. If you do some due diligence, it's a great way to save some money, but tread lightly.

 

If any of this feels risky or you have doubts, would suggest Amazon or Staples for a new phone.

Mayor / Maire

Re: Best Place to buy a used unlocked Android Smart Phone

A few people alluded to this above, but its true

With low cost of phones there really is no market for used these days

 

Midrange devices like Samsung S8 or iPhone 8 regularily go on sale at Koodo for $360 + taxes (with incentives you can often get another $100+ off these prices)

An older more basic phone sells for around $100 through 7-11, Chatr, Freedom

 

And if cost is really an issue Chinese / Indian branded phones can be in the sub $50 range

 

I just dont see reason to buy used anymore