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Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by hoover420: 7:07pm 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



Chai! IPhone 6 for iPhone 8? shocked oyibo life sweet no be small

So how come people queue to get the latest iphones if they don't pay at once & how does the contract works? Just a curious mind though...
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by NLOwner(m): 7:08pm On Oct 11, 2017
bravesoul247:
What makes you think I'm using a chinko phone?



Ain't you using a Tecno?
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by MikeBetty(m): 7:11pm On Oct 11, 2017
Thanks For The Info, Pls Like Where And How Much Will Get Uk Used Clean Iphone 5. I Want About 8 To 10 Pieces For Resell. Thanks,
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by NLOwner(m): 7:14pm On Oct 11, 2017
hoover420:


So which brand of Samsung, Motorola, HTC and even Apple can one get for 35k?



S4.. M8.. iPhone5.. LG G2, Sony Xperia Z etc..

Them plenty..


The only problematic phone there is the G2 because after some years of usage, it develops dead zones on the screen!!


Others are problem free and reliable!!


I used a UK Used Samsung s4 for over a year without issues before the screen got damaged after falling from a height of over 15ft (4.5m)..

Get a brand new Tecno and see yourself running to carlcare before your warranty expires!!

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Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by NLOwner(m): 7:18pm On Oct 11, 2017
MikeBetty:
Thanks For The Info, Pls Like Where And How Much Will Get Uk Used Clean Iphone 5. I Want About 8 To 10 Pieces For Resell. Thanks,



Go to a reputable store in Computer Village, Ikeja..



Since you're buying in bulk, they would give you discounts on the official price that would allow you to make profit after reselling..
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by placeofallure(f): 7:19pm On Oct 11, 2017
Hmmmn, me typing on my ZTE Blade A452 jeje!
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by Taiwo20(m): 7:21pm On Oct 11, 2017
Adadioranma79:
Huh??

Yes....is there no 5k UK used ni... or 10k
should I give you my specs...
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by Hizzy(m): 7:27pm On Oct 11, 2017
NLOwner:



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



You won't regret it...
Ok tanks
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by MikeBetty(m): 7:28pm On Oct 11, 2017
NLOwner:




Go to a reputable store in Computer Village, Ikeja..



Since you're buying in bulk, they would give you discounts on the official price that would allow you to make profit after reselling..
Thanks, If I To Buy 1 As An End User Like How Much Will It Cost Me. This Will Help Me To Budget For The Trip. I Am Leaving In Bayelsa.
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by lhilmezy(m): 7:30pm 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
Lol....
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by NLOwner(m): 7:34pm On Oct 11, 2017
MikeBetty:
Thanks, If I To Buy 1 As An End User Like How Much Will It Cost Me. This Will Help Me To Budget For The Trip. I Am Leaving In Bayelsa.



35-40k depending on storage size..
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by Ipfreely: 7:36pm On Oct 11, 2017
ToluSuo:
U.k used vs Nigerian use, the only difference is the mentality. I pray God delivers d ordinary African mind from "mental slavery". Anything used can never be the same as new, give it wateva name. #PEACE...

This is what happens when posts get misunderstood, misinterpreted and totally taken out of context. I'm pretty sure the 'UK' as it appears in that post simply referred to the fact that the phone wasn't pre owned in Nigeria, Not some racially motivated agenda.

I'm curious, Would your 'U.k used vs Nigerian use, the only difference is the mentality. I pray God delivers d ordinary African mind from "mental slavery"' also refer to ' Tokunbo' automobiles vs Nigerian used automobiles?

Oh, and your 'Anything used can never be the same as new, give it wateva name' Would also apply to a clean, non Nigerian used, in-great-working-condition Samsung galaxy S5 vs a Tecno phone in the same price bracket?

Baffled.

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Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by t33why: 7:38pm On Oct 11, 2017
The major problem most people have with 'UK used' phones is there isn't a fall back option, the warranty ranges from 3days to a maximum of 1week, while a brand new one at least gives you 1year to 2years max. UK used na mind, imagine getting a one week warranty only for the phone to packup on the 8th day.
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by lekbel09: 7:57pm On Oct 11, 2017
Buy and purchase your uk used samsung galaxy s6 and s6 edge plus, Also available is a samsung note 4. All of these phones come with original follow come charger.call me on 09091688486 for more info
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by MikeBetty(m): 8:01pm On Oct 11, 2017
NLOwner:




35-40k depending on storage size..
thanks Sir
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by bastien: 8:05pm On Oct 11, 2017
Some will be here saying UK Phones are cheap? You're telling me 50k to 150k naira is cheap to purchase phone? Na WA o, Nigerians will ship Samsung phones for $40 and sell for $100 in Nigeria, greedy Blackman!



If you know the pleasure and excitement that comes from unboxing a new phone, you won't be talking about UK phones... If I need Samsungs phone I will probably get a brand new one from slot or Microstation! Never will I use a phone with T-mobile or Vodafone logo! Never

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Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by Ubongdemaga: 8:07pm On Oct 11, 2017
cristianisraeli:



lies from the deep pit of hell

UK phones are crappy
bro share ur experience na? No just condemn some1's business.
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by cristianisraeli: 8:08pm On Oct 11, 2017
Ubongdemaga:
bro share ur experience na? No just condemn some1's business.

i did already...i bought one for someone and the phone was a mess
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by Ubongdemaga: 8:09pm On Oct 11, 2017
ToluSuo:
U.k used vs Nigerian use, the only difference is the mentality. I pray God delivers d ordinary African mind from "mental slavery". Anything used can never be the same as new, give it wateva name. #PEACE...
i beg to disagree. I wear okrika wears and am very,very comfort wit it than buying new Aba made wears

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Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by airsaylongcon: 8:13pm On Oct 11, 2017
bastien:
Some will be here saying UK Phones are cheap? You're telling me 50k to 150k naira is cheap to purchase phone? Na WA o, Nigerians will ship Samsung phones for $40 and sell for $100 in Nigeria, greedy Blackman!



If you know the pleasure and excitement that comes from unboxing a new phone, you won't be talking about UK phones... If I need Samsungs phone I will probably get a brand new one from slot or Microstation! Never will I use a phone with T-mobile or Vodafone logo! Never

Not even if you have to live in the US or the UK and your company provides you an official phone from either of these networks?
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by Mrreed(m): 8:15pm On Oct 11, 2017
used can never be like new. most of those uk used have at one time had one of their hardware replaced for a substandard one. if you doubt me, take a T-Mobile samsung or LG to their respective customer service in ikeja and listen to the first thing they will tell you.
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by Olasco93: 8:16pm On Oct 11, 2017
Adadioranma79:
Please How much did you buy your Samsung S5?
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by Ubongdemaga: 8:34pm On Oct 11, 2017
cristianisraeli:

i did already...i bought one for someone and the phone was a mess
hmmm
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by manmidtexy(m): 8:36pm On Oct 11, 2017
I can buy your so called very expensive UK used phones from a reliable seller that have integrity whose identities is traceable to these infos below listed via my personal due dilligence

Your full name matches these below

1- Your Bank Account infos

2- Treaceable Home Address Tenancy Receipt

3- Registered Business and Office Addres.

Why am i sweating putting all these stories is because most of these fones are stolen, casing changed and sold cheaply to these resellers without true address verification system of homes and offices in Nigeria.

Moreover, police and crooks who always connive operations at locatons like Computer Village, Ikeja, Lagos will eventually setup greedy buyers of phones that worths #250k for #30k. Collect the phone back, then you lose money and the gadget simultaneously.

Never involved but talking from experiences.
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by MrBONE2(m): 8:46pm On Oct 11, 2017
gypsey:
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!
grin grin grin
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by Lloydfolarin: 8:54pm On Oct 11, 2017
hoover420:



Chai! IPhone 6 for iPhone 8? shocked oyibo life sweet no be small

So how come people queue to get the latest iphones if they don't pay at once & how does the contract works? Just a curious mind though...

Those ones on the queue buy their iPhone on pay as you go without getting into any contract.

The minimum contract you can get on IPhone 6 to new ones is 2years contract which few people run away from.

To be precise, in my own case, i am paying about #40,000 on a monthly basis with just 12GB internet data and unlimited local calls(not international).

You pay equivalent of #40,000 to #60,000 on a monthly basis for 2years on any IPhone from 6 Plus, 7plus to iPhone 8. It all depends on your choice of Iphone; the memory capacity and the allocated minutes, unlimited data-internet or limited data.

So those people you see on the queue preferred to buy the IPhone outrightly instead of monthly payments for 2years and buy either sim on pay as you go or Sim only contract.

Also, majority of these people you see on the queue have poor credit history which prevent them from getting anything on credit.

The reason why it's not available in Nigeria is absence of credit file. They go throw your credit history to see if you are credit worthy. If you are not, you are not getting the phone. You ll need to go and buy pay as you go.

Honestly speaking, it only encourage people who are not meant to use such phones to buy it cos it's on credit.
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by Adadioranma79(f): 9:01pm On Oct 11, 2017
S5 sport, 50k.
Olasco93:
Please How much did you buy your Samsung S5?
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by Lloydfolarin: 9:04pm On Oct 11, 2017
minasota:
pleae i need that your iphone 6 plus how much is it>

Check the price in Nigeria market and i ll give you #10,000 less.

I have  OLX Nigeria on my phone, i just don't want to drag price with you hence why i ask you to check the price and come back.

That's the one i am selling. If you look on top of my laptop, you ll see a brand new Iphone, that's the new one i am using. Nothing is wrong with the IPhone 6 Plus.

Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by Lloydfolarin: 9:08pm On Oct 11, 2017
MikeBetty:
Thanks For The Info, Pls Like Where And How Much Will Get Uk Used Clean Iphone 5. I Want About 8 To 10 Pieces For Resell. Thanks,

I can source them for you...

It all depend on the grade

From #40,000 to #65,000.
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by Adadioranma79(f): 9:15pm On Oct 11, 2017
Pleasure and excitement that comes from unboxing a new phone? Lol.
Phones arent investments, they are just necessity, depending on what you use them for anyways. Some people just buy big and expensive phones to make them feel "belonged", all they do wit it is chat, make calls and send sms. Wen you have your priorities right and know how to prioritize ur finances, knowing where onr belong isnt hard to come to terms with.
bastien:
Some will be here saying UK Phones are cheap? You're telling me 50k to 150k naira is cheap to purchase phone? Na WA o, Nigerians will ship Samsung phones for $40 and sell for $100 in Nigeria, greedy Blackman!



If you know the pleasure and excitement that comes from unboxing a new phone, you won't be talking about UK phones... If I need Samsungs phone I will probably get a brand new one from slot or Microstation! Never will I use a phone with T-mobile or Vodafone logo! Never

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Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by DonMcek: 9:34pm On Oct 11, 2017
Can u unlock the one I just bought, I suppose it was unlocked wt a chip?
Re: What They Do Not Tell You About Uk Used Phones: Read And Be Educated by lizzlix(m): 10:25pm On Oct 11, 2017
Adaumunocha:
Not everyone can afford brand new phones
Ofcourse, but here is the logic. A brand new Samsumg S3 is better than a non tested/used iphone 8+. My point is Less visit to a repairer's shop saves u a lot of xtra cash and stress too

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