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Why Buying London Used Phones Can Be Very Dangerous by Financialwatchn: 12:58am On May 01, 2018
The commander in charge of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) unit of the Lagos State Police command, ACP Olatunji Disu has warned Nigerians through his twitter handle to desist from buying London used phones.

He warned Nigerians who patronise used phones from London that they risked being arrested and jailed ”if you take your London used phones (second hand phones) to Uk, US, Germany, South Africa, etc, because most of the “London used phones” have been flagged off as stolen or been used for fraud.

He confirmed the recovery of such phones in Lagos.

https://www.financialwatchngr.com/2018/05/01/read-why-buying-london-used-phones-is-dangerous/

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Re: Why Buying London Used Phones Can Be Very Dangerous by ipobarecriminals: 1:56am On May 01, 2018
cc ipob biz men

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Re: Why Buying London Used Phones Can Be Very Dangerous by sorextee(m): 2:32am On May 01, 2018
So if I see London used iphonex at a cheap price, make I no buy becos one police man said so. undecided

Abeg who get second hand iphonex for sale at 50k, make I buy bike..

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Re: Why Buying London Used Phones Can Be Very Dangerous by questechie: 5:51am On May 01, 2018
What is the difference between this and refurbished phone? cool

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Re: Why Buying London Used Phones Can Be Very Dangerous by mu2sa2: 7:00am On May 01, 2018
A word is enough for the wise, as the saying goes. Ignore this advice/warning at your own risk. If a phone is tagged as stolen and you are found with it, you will be presumed to be the person who stole it or to be a receiver of stolen item. Either way the news isn't good for you, especially if you are a Nigerian in oyibo land.

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Re: Why Buying London Used Phones Can Be Very Dangerous by Londonboyrep(m): 8:03am On May 01, 2018
Stupid article. A phone reported stolen in the UK will not work here anyway which is why it is sold abroad. So police will ask everyone to bring out a phone thats not work or pinging signals anyway to know if its stolen or not?
Re: Why Buying London Used Phones Can Be Very Dangerous by obyback: 8:16am On May 01, 2018
sorextee:
So if I see London used iphonex at a cheap price, make I no buy becos one police man said so. undecided

Abeg who get second hand iphonex for sale at 50k, make I buy bike..

mu2sa2:
A word is enough for the wise, as the saying goes. Ignore this advice/warning at your own risk. If a phone is tagged as stolen and you are found with it, you will be presumed to be the person who stole it or to be a receiver of stolen item. Either way the news isn't good for you, especially of you are a Nigerian in oyibo land.
Re: Why Buying London Used Phones Can Be Very Dangerous by shiftback: 11:03am On May 01, 2018
what's the point of this argument?
Re: Why Buying London Used Phones Can Be Very Dangerous by Nobody: 11:34am On May 01, 2018
questechie:
What is the difference between this and refurbished phone? cool

Refurbished phones are very safe and sometimes are as good as new at a cheaper price. Only difference is they might not come with original packaging and seal but 100% functional, neat and safe to buy.

Most refurbished phones are phones that customers buy and within 30 days they return them (some stores in the us do this, if u don't like u can return within 30 days and get something else). These phones are then resold as refurbished.

Refurbished phones can also be phones with factory fault or develop faults during warranty period, so customers return them to the company, if it's a major problem like mother board, customers are given new phones while the faulty phones are fixed by the company and resold as refurbished. Those phones are tested 100% ok before selling, but because they cannot be resold as brand new hence refurbished. Sometimes it even makes more sense to buy refurbished because u are getting an almost brand new phone for way less price.

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Re: Why Buying London Used Phones Can Be Very Dangerous by Mariojames95(m): 12:19pm On May 01, 2018
please how do you know a refurbished phone and how can you get one, apart from jumia?
Re: Why Buying London Used Phones Can Be Very Dangerous by busybrain123(m): 12:30pm On May 01, 2018
greenhulk:


Refurbished phones are very safe and sometimes are as good as new at a cheaper price. Only difference is they might not come with original packaging and seal but 100% functional, neat and safe to buy.

Most refurbished phones are phones that customers buy and within 30 days they return them (some stores in the us do this, if u don't like u can return within 30 days and get something else). These phones are then resold as refurbished.

Refurbished phones can also be phones with factory fault or develop faults during warranty period, so customers return them to the company, if it's a major problem like mother board, customers are given new phones while the faulty phones are fixed by the company and resold as refurbished. Those phones are tested 100% ok before selling, but because they cannot be resold as brand new hence refurbished. Sometimes it even makes more sense to buy refurbished because u are getting an almost brand new phone for way less price.
Nice one...and the good thing is that Refurbished iPhones are still under one year warranty if you buy them from Apple. cheesy

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Re: Why Buying London Used Phones Can Be Very Dangerous by MistadeRegal(m): 1:29pm On May 01, 2018
This is true though. Most of those phones were stolen and sold out.
Re: Why Buying London Used Phones Can Be Very Dangerous by Onetop(m): 2:38pm On May 01, 2018
greenhulk:
Refurbished phones.
Where person fit get the phones here in Nigeria?
Re: Why Buying London Used Phones Can Be Very Dangerous by Nobody: 4:23pm On May 01, 2018
busybrain123:

Nice one...and the good thing is that Refurbished iPhones are still under one year warranty if you buy them from Apple. cheesy

Yes of course. For example Apple do not repair iPhone x once the back glass is broken. So what people do after breaking the back glass is take it back to Apple, then add some money ($500 if it's iPhone x) and pick another new phone. Apple then fixes the broken phone and resell as refurbished with warranty.

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Re: Why Buying London Used Phones Can Be Very Dangerous by Ejadike(m): 4:31pm On May 01, 2018
Why buy a London used device when you could get an MTK phone like TECNO for cheap and brand new?
Re: Why Buying London Used Phones Can Be Very Dangerous by bravesoul247(m): 5:18pm On May 01, 2018
Very true.. All these London used phones are not trustworthy at all...
Re: Why Buying London Used Phones Can Be Very Dangerous by bravesoul247(m): 5:18pm On May 01, 2018
Ejadike:
Why buy a London used device when you could get an MTK phone like TECNO for cheap and brand new?
Abi na yet people go still want yab you
Re: Why Buying London Used Phones Can Be Very Dangerous by MarkWayne89: 10:24am On May 02, 2018
Before buying any used phone (regardless if it's from London, EU, USA or somewhere else) check the imei for free to see if the device was flagged as stolen or blacklisted here: http://imeipro.info/

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