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Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by Lloydfolarin: 5:09pm On Oct 11, 2017
Why all these false insinuations?

I live here in UK and i can authoritatively tell you that most of these UK used phones are good without any hidden faults.

Here in UK, 90% of Nigerians and other UK residents took their phones on 2 years contracts with monthly payments.

These clean and good phones become available for sale when your phone contracts end and you are given the newest phone by your network provider while upgrading after 2 years.

So we tend to sell the last phone on contract instead of carrying both the old contract phone and the new one.

I have my IPhone 6 Plus now which i intend to sell cos i just upgraded my contract after 2 years and i was given Iphone 8. This is how it works in UK

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Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by Hizzy(m): 5:10pm On Oct 11, 2017
NLOwner:
You hit the nail on the head..

When people come to me to suggest phones within their budget, I first give them a range of phones their money can buy in the used phones segment of the market especially when their budget can only buy brand new low to midrange phones..

The 35k that you would use to buy Tecno spark phone would also get you a clean UK used flagship device from Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG and even Apple..
And because these UK Used phones are of reputable and durable brands, they tend to offer more value and reliability than the new phones manufactured by Tecno, Infinix and the rest!



I know Tecno, Infinix and Itel marketers and fanboys would come for our head soon, I'm waiting for them!! cheesy
i av 50k which fon sud I buy i mean fone wit Snapdragon firly used
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by Chukazu: 5:12pm On Oct 11, 2017
Adaumunocha:
Heard one can buy untested for 500naira in ladipo... How true is this info?

Yes!
But ......
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by Adaumunocha(f): 5:13pm On Oct 11, 2017
Chukazu:


Yes!
But ......
ok
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by bravesoul247(m): 5:13pm On Oct 11, 2017
bettercreature:
I've always discourage people from buying the so call UK used phone.30% of them are stolen phones bought from pick pockets,some innocent people even end up in jail because of UK used phones
Be carefull! enjoy your chinco phone
What makes you think I'm using a chinko phone?
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by cornelin(m): 5:20pm On Oct 11, 2017
dramaticspeak:
The only advantage the customer who walks into a shop to get a brand new phone has over the user of a UK used phone is the fact that the brand new phone comes with original charger and earpiece. Getting a UK used phone, you would have to get those separately and most times people end up getting fake which they know and will spoil the phone. It is advisable the users of UK used phones seek to buy “follow come” accessories. They are more expensive but they will last as against the “original” 1k or 1k5 chargers people commonly buy.

Let me make it clear here that there is a difference between Nigerian used and UK used phones. Nigerian used phones as the name implies, refers to the phones used by Nigerians and put up for sale. Several reasons make Nigerians want to sell their phones. They include: The fact that they want to upgrade to a higher version of a particular phone, They are in need of urgent cash, The Phone has hidden faults which is always usually the case, They have used the phone and are tired of it and just want to dispose of it. UK used phones are the phones used by foreigners. It is not only UK citizens but even those used by Americans, Arabians etc are all classified as UK used phones in the Nigerian market. These Phones are usually very clean and look just like new. .They are in perfect working condition as they have been tested .They come locked but are expected to be unlocked by the seller before they are put up for sale. When a phone is locked it means that if I insert my Nigerian sim into the phone no network would be discovered. There are several carriers a phone can be locked to and they include but not limited to: T-mobile, Verizon, AT&T, Tigo etc. Another category of locked phones especially for iphone users is icloud lock. I do not advise people to buy phones that are icloud lock because many a times such a phone is stolen and the cost of unlocking icloud is relatively high. How are these phones unlocked? They can be factory unlocked through the company website or they can be unlocked using a chip. Any phone that is unlocked using a chip it means that without the presence of that chip on your phones sim tray your phone would not recognize your sim network. But it is far cheaper to unlock a phone with a cheap and it helps to reduce the cost of such a phone in the market as it cannot the sold in the same price range as other phones. So far in my 7 years of selling UK used phones I have not had a single complaint on any of my phones.

How come people get scared to buy UK used phones? It is because of the activities of the customer’s ignorance of buying a fake charger that can damage a phones battery and dishonest sellers who either sell Nigerian used phones which has fault as Uk used phones to unsuspecting customers. Sellers who do not unlock their phones in order to save money and sell a phone locked to an unsuspecting customer or they put in chip and still sell at the normal price. Customers who know nothing of the chip might open the sim tray and dispose of the chip. Some sellers even sell stolen Phones and have ended up putting unsuspected customers in trouble.


Recommend a good phone for me of not more han 20k
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by Adadioranma79(f): 5:25pm On Oct 11, 2017
Lol, eeyah. Pele dear
Bought my LG nexus4 as UK used, changed the bat3 and panel once tho, but i used it for 3yrs, 2months.
Just gave it to my bro cos i wanted something different, now i use a Samsung S5 sport Uk used, its been 3months and still havent detected any issue wit it. I think the secret is buying from a reliable store and making sure u get a good quality one. Just like every used stuff, grades and quality shud matter to the buyer. I cant pay 50k for a used fone and expect the same experience with someone who bought his or hers for 10k.
cristianisraeli:


yes na....bought one for someone...UK used..the phone messed up..the thing even melt i think
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by noeloge82(m): 5:26pm On Oct 11, 2017
mindtricks:


We all know our lack of standards has made affordable brand new synonymous with poor quality, hence reason why second hand are usually preferred.
No thanks to our inability to produce anything here.

But this is very bad cos it means we have already reduced our quality before the western world so how do we want to command respect even in a million years
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by cristianisraeli: 5:27pm On Oct 11, 2017
Adadioranma79:
Lol, eeyah. Pele dear
Bought my LG nexus4 as UK used, changed the bat3 and panel once tho, but i used it for 3yrs, 2months.
Just gave it to my bro cos i wanted something different, now i use a Samsung S5 sport Uk used, its been 3months and still havent detected any issue wit it. I think the secret is buying from a reliable store and making sure u get a good quality one. Just like every used stuff, grades and quality shud matter to the buyer. I cant pay 50k for a used fone and expect the same experience with someone who bought his or hers for 10k.

yes exactly...this bloody store would only give you 1week guarantee and on their website you see 1 month..bloody scammers
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by gypsey(m): 5:28pm On Oct 11, 2017
why does everything sold in nigeria has to be used? or tokunbo or second/third hand "belgium".

one time i forgot to buy bath towel on one of my visits to nigeria i asked my niece to buy me one in nigeria, she said it was 5000 naira, i said no problems. Guess what?
she bought a second hand, tokunbo, third hand towel for me! can you imagine? "used belgium" towel for me! grin she even bought some used, tokunbo, second hand "belgium" pant (underwear) for herself! chai! grin what ever happens to buying NEW products in nigeria? i don't know!

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Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by Adadioranma79(f): 5:29pm On Oct 11, 2017
Pele
cristianisraeli:


yes exactly...this bloody store would only give you 1week guarantee and on their website you see 1 month..bloody scammers

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Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by reumat(m): 5:45pm On Oct 11, 2017
Uk used phone are beta dan dis crap tecno and infinix sells us here, u buy a new phone from tecno or infinix, wifi problem, some times d charger dat come with d phone refused to charge d phone or d phone will be rebooting it self. After spending some good amount for new phone u can't even enjoy d phone.

I use to buy uk phones but last year i decide to buy cammon c9+, God knw dat am regretting it. I will never buy mtk chips again!!!

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Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by Obiwiz(m): 6:08pm On Oct 11, 2017
demsid:
wow, u don boost my confidence more on buying a uk used phone. It could d nigerian used that has hidden fault which have bought thrice and most of the sellers wil never say the truth that made me conclude on nt buying any used phone again in my life.
Bro, don't ever buy a used phone if the first user isn't known to you and also close to you. Main advantage of brand new phone is a good and genuine battery plus the peace of mind associated with using a fault-free device. In the end, brand new phones are relatively cheaper when you factor in, 1. superior duration of fault-free use(durability), 2. Less frequent or even zero visits to phone repair shops, 3. No need for separate purchase of charger, earpiece, battery etc, 4. Zero security risk unlike for used phones which may actually be stolen. 5. Higher efficiency and so on.

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Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by kalu61(m): 6:08pm On Oct 11, 2017
[quote author=dramaticspeak post=61319285]The only advantage the customer who walks into a shop to get a brand new phone has over the user of a UK used phone is the fact that the brand new phone comes with original charger and earpiece. Getting a UK used phone, you would have to get those separately and most times people end up getting fake which they know and will spoil the phone. It is advisable the users of UK used phones seek to buy “follow come” accessories. They are more expensive but they will last as against the “original” 1k or 1k5 chargers people commonly buy.

Let me make it clear here that there is a difference between Nigerian used and UK used phones. Nigerian used phones as the name implies, refers to the phones used by Nigerians and put up for sale. Several reasons make Nigerians want to sell their phones. They include: The fact that they want to upgrade to a higher version of a particular phone, They are in need of urgent cash.CAN YOU SEND ME A GOOD ANDROID 5 UK USED.I STAY IN ABA
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by Eberex(m): 6:10pm On Oct 11, 2017
Try putting paragraphs next time abeg. To read this one hard o
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by cristianisraeli: 6:12pm On Oct 11, 2017
Lloydfolarin:
Why all these false insinuations?

I live here in UK and i can authoritatively tell you that most of these UK used phones are good without any hidden faults.

Here in UK, 90% of Nigerians and other UK residents took their phones on 2 years contracts with monthly payments.

These clean and good phones become available for sale when your phone contracts end and you are given the newest phone by your network provider while upgrading after 2 years.

So we tend to sell the last phone on contract instead of carrying both the old contract phone and the new one.

I have my IPhone 6 Plus now which i intend to sell cos i just upgraded my contract after 2 years and i was given Iphone 8. This is how it works in UK


do you want to tell us you live in the UK or you use iphone 8 now?which one?you don pay finish??lol..by the way you never hear of iphone10 and please i do not live in nigeria..hahahaha..damn!! this dude would be so pissed right now...lol..na joke o..lol..abeg no lloyd my head with mace..lol
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by lizzlix(m): 6:14pm On Oct 11, 2017
Adaumunocha:
Heard one can buy untested for 500naira in ladipo... How true is this info?
Very true. And you will also get untested value like fufu, stone , b29 etc.





Lol just joking but I'm #TeamBrandNew all the way!
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by Mrkumareze(m): 6:19pm On Oct 11, 2017
My guy ended up in kirikiri cos of used phone. Always be careful when buying anything used mobile phones

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Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by Horlufemi(m): 6:25pm On Oct 11, 2017
All the UK used phones I've bought are still working. With the exception of the one involved in intentional damage.

They are better than tecnocrat infinix Gionee phones
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by Adaumunocha(f): 6:25pm On Oct 11, 2017
lizzlix:
Very true. And you will also get untested value like fufu, stone , b29 etc.





Lol just joking but I'm #TeamBrandNew all the way!
Not everyone can afford brand new phones
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by Lloydfolarin: 6:26pm On Oct 11, 2017
cristianisraeli:


do you want to tell us you live in the UK or you use iphone 8 now?which one?you don pay finish??lol..by the way you never hear of iphone10 and please i do not live in nigeria..hahahaha..damn!! this dude would be so pissed right now...lol..na joke o..lol..abeg no lloyd my head with mace..lol

Lol! Why would i get pissed when you r obviously throwing funny jabs at me? Lol!

No! What is Iphone? There is nothing special about Iphone.

I only talked at that length just to let Nigerians here understand why we have so many UK used phones cos some Nigerians are insinuating that most UK used phones are stolen phones.
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by cristianisraeli: 6:28pm On Oct 11, 2017
Lloydfolarin:


Lol! Why would i get pissed when you r obviously throwing funny jabs at me? Lol!

No! What is Iphone? There is nothing special about Iphone.

I only talked at that length just to let Nigerians here understand why we have so many UK used phones cos some Nigerians are insinuating that most UK used phones are stolen phones.

lol..yea i love Iphone,i would wait till next year when the price for iphone 8 don come down..lol...but na samsung i day use now..i nor go lie..nice one bro
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by NLOwner(m): 6:40pm On Oct 11, 2017
Hizzy:
i av 50k which fon sud I buy i mean fone wit Snapdragon firly used


Go for Samsung S5 UK Used, Note 3 UK Used or Note 4 clean Nigerian used...



You won't regret it...
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by elbuzzy(m): 6:42pm On Oct 11, 2017
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Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by NLOwner(m): 6:43pm On Oct 11, 2017
mindtricks:

Like you knew that "brave" guy was kind of stalking you. grin



Lol Bro I've got them on my palms, I know what they can do, I mean these Tecno marketers including the bravesoul guy.. Shebi na this phones section, na them go tire...
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by Josephamstrong1(m): 6:44pm On Oct 11, 2017
Refur
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by abdulo4real: 6:45pm On Oct 11, 2017
and they just stole my follow come charger.........
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by ewizard1: 6:45pm On Oct 11, 2017
For now, I prefer UK used Phones simply because it's what I can afford for standard. And even if I get rich enough to buy Brand new phones, I wouldn't still buy ones shipped to be sold in Nigeria, instead would import brand new device.

#myOpinion

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Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by NLOwner(m): 6:46pm On Oct 11, 2017
bravesoul247:
Just commot Tecno from your list ogbeni



Why?? Because they pay you to give them undeserved popularity? Nah bro, let's call a spade a spade!


Tecno is trash..


If not that you're working for them, I'm sure you would share same opinion with me..

You probably share same opinion with me but can't let it out because you don't want to lose your job!

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Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by hoover420: 6:58pm On Oct 11, 2017
NLOwner:
You hit the nail on the head..

When people come to me to suggest phones within their budget, I first give them a range of phones their money can buy in the used phones segment of the market especially when their budget can only buy brand new low to midrange phones..

The 35k that you would use to buy Tecno spark phone would also get you a clean UK used flagship device from Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG and even Apple..
And because these UK Used phones are of reputable and durable brands, they tend to offer more value and reliability than the new phones manufactured by Tecno, Infinix and the rest!



I know Tecno, Infinix and Itel marketers and fanboys would come for our head soon, I'm waiting for them!! cheesy

So which brand of Samsung, Motorola, HTC and even Apple can one get for 35k?
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by minasota(f): 7:02pm On Oct 11, 2017
Lloydfolarin:
Why all these false insinuations?

I live here in UK and i can authoritatively tell you that most of these UK used phones are good without any hidden faults.

Here in UK, 90% of Nigerians and other UK residents took their phones on 2 years contracts with monthly payments.

These clean and good phones become available for sale when your phone contracts end and you are given the newest phone by your network provider while upgrading after 2 years.

So we tend to sell the last phone on contract instead of carrying both the old contract phone and the new one.

I have my IPhone 6 Plus now which i intend to sell cos i just upgraded my contract after 2 years and i was given Iphone 8. This is how it works in UK

pleae i need that your iphone 6 plus how much is it>
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by yhellow(m): 7:04pm On Oct 11, 2017
It depends on individual on the type he want, maybe UK used or new phone. But to me I prefer UK used phone because of d quantity of their products. I order a Motorola phone from ebay that is produce since 2014 and d configuration is better than tecno phone that was release some month ago in times of RAM, memory, battery and durability. Most phone dealer in Nigeria are just taking advantage of people by importing scrap to naija.

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