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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

 

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

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

Hi, I have the LG G3, i like it. Maybe the G4 is good for you?

https://www.factorydirect.ca/lg-g4-55-32gb-unlocked-android-smartphone-blk

$169 free shipping

Lg G4 5.5" 32Gb Unlocked Android Smartphone-Blk.
SPECIFICATIONS:
• Network: GSM, HSPA, LTE, voLTE.
• Operating System: Android™ Marshmallow 6.0
• Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 808 Processor with X10 LTE.
• Memory: 32 GB storage, 3 GB RAM. 

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

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

Honestly you're always better off searching locally in your community! 

Try looking on Facebook -Marketplace -Cell Phones 

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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

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

I've actually had good luck with Kijiji, just be careful when doing a purchase, I'll ask to see the phone and see what else they are selling.  If I'm going to someone's house and they're not a some young kid or sketchy looking person then I'm a little more confident on the purchase and you can get great deals on phone's or anything off Kijiji.  I do a fair bit of buying and selling on Kijiji, no Craig's List scares me, and eBay I'm very wary of. 

 

But Newegg and Amazon are good online alternatives, and offer support for returns and disputes.

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

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


@Patrick_R wrote:

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


I purchased my current refurbished iPhone SE from Best Buy last year. Paid $150 + tax. It was supposed to be 32g...recieved 128g. Totally looks like a new phone with a new battery and cable. I'm very satisfied with Best Buy Canada for refurb'd smart phones. Good luck whatever you chose.

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

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

You should try getting one through Amazon as many reputable sellers have a 30-day return period. That way, you can test the device and check if it works with public mobile and return it if not.

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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

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

It depends on where you live. If you are in the Okanagan then I would reccomend Castanet.net. I have sold several there and there are good ones for sale every so often for a good price. You could also get a brand new one from Costco for $204.99.

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Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

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

Have you tried any of the Chinese or Indian brand names?

Mayor / Maire

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


@Patrick_R wrote:

Have you tried any of the Chinese or Indian brand names?


@Patrick_R if they are built specifically for the Indian or Chinese market, they will likely be incompatible.  Please see here for what you're looking for in terms of compatibility:  https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Discussions/LTE-network-fundamentals/m-p/134356#M5822... (courtesy of @sheytoon)


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