I was once approached by a friend who wanted to buy an iPhone 6 but did not have the money to go for a new one. Without hesitation, I pitched him an idea of a used iPhone 6, and after a few moments of convincing, he agreed to buy one. After a few days, he brings me an iPhone 6 that looks relatively new but with an odd rattle in the home button.
After a quick inspection of the phone, I figured out that the phone was opened for repairs by an unauthorized repair shop. Although the phone was working fine, he did pay a premium that was more than phone’s actual value. His mistake? He didn’t check the second hand iPhone 6 when buying it, instead, he just paid for the phone and came back home. The point here is to tell people that whenever you are in the market looking for a second hand iPhone 6, or any other phone for that matter, there are couple of mistakes that you need to avoid.
Not Asking For a Short Warranty
Although most used phones are the ones without warranty, shopkeepers still go ahead and provide a personal short warranty that is for 3 days or less. Some don’t, but the reputable shopkeepers certainly do. If you are buying an iPhone 6, do ask for this warranty for your peace of mind.
Not Checking The Phone
Checking the phone is extremely important if it is second hand. This includes a thorough external inspection, and then checking the phone’s software to see whether there is any app that shouldn’t be there. In addition to that, if you have finalized the phone, then another thing I would suggest is to perform a complete wipe once you have bought it.