Confused between buying and not buying an unboxed phone?
Well, that’s a valid dilemma. Ideally, there’s no harm in buying an unboxed phone. Unboxed phones come with numerous advantages that you can avail. But, there are certain things that you ought to keep in mind or else your decision would turn out terrible. We’ll be guiding you for the same in this article. So, let’s dive in right away.
First things first, let’s understand what an unboxed phone is.
Unboxed phones are brand new mobile phones just with an open seal. It is available with sellers/manufacturers who had to open the seal of the product for some reasons like wrong product being delivered or minor box damage. Now, because the sellers cannot sell the product with a broken seal anymore, it is sold with the tag of “unboxed”. These devices come with original box, accessories and warranty.
In case you’re wondering how these unboxed phones are different from refurbished phones, let us clear that as well. Refurbished phones are the ones that were pre-owned for a short period and then returned to the manufacturer but unboxed ones aren’t pre-owned. They are the brand-new ones but just with a broken seal. Since refurbished phones are pre-owned, they are way cheaper than unboxed phones.
Ideally, both refurbished as well unboxed phones are great alternatives to brand new ones. But if you’re looking for a device that pinches your pocket the least but functions as good as new, we would suggest you go for the refurbished option.
Now that you know what unboxed phones really are and have decided to buy one, please do not jump in and get an unboxed phone for yourself right away. In order to make sure that you make the right purchase, you need to look for several things. So, let’s move one step ahead and know about these things.
- Genuine seller
First and the most important thing to look for. Always make sure that you buy such devices from genuine, certified sellers of Refurbished oneplus. Look for consumer testimonials, ask for bills and related documents, examine these carefully and only then step forward. If things seem out of the place in process, please move ahead and do not buy from that particular seller. This is important because you do not want to put your hard-earned money in vain.
It is always advisable to buy only those e-gadgets that provide you the warranty. This goes to unboxed phones as well. Warranty assures protection and also generates a sense of satisfaction among the consumers. If any issue pops up within the warranty period, the respective seller will get it covered. So, warranty is important.
Watch out for fake phones! Some fraudulent organizations dealing with fake phones exist. Hence, you need to be careful. You can carry out the following steps to ensure the authenticity of the device.
- Go to the “settings” menu
- Find the model number and other hardware specifications
- Compare the model number with that printed on the sticker behind the phone/battery
- Cross check the hardware specifications as well.
All of it is important to ensure that you do not end up buying a fake phone.
Last but not the least, negotiate the price wisely with your seller. See that it is neither too expensive nor too low to be true. Check the quality, see how cheaper it is from the brand new phone and then, come to a rational conclusion.
That was it.
Make sure that you follow all of the mentioned points while purchasing an unboxed phone. Do not hurry through the process or you’ll end up with unnecessary hassles. We hope that you make the most out of this article. If you need any further assistance, just remember that MobiGarage is only one call/mail away:)