Tips for buying second-hand consumer electronics on OLX
Every shopper is familiar with the inconvenience and tediousness of traditional shopping methods, when it comes to buying second-hand consumer electronics. Finding the right seller who is selling the kind of product youwant and at the right price can make the process seem like a task.
Fortunately, with the recent technological advancements, online marketplaces such as OLX, have provided shoppers with an alternative that enables them to shop for the product of their choice, from the confines of their homes: online shopping. Online shopping is a convenient method of shopping that many people, around the world, are switching to.
So if you are one of the millions of users, who shop on OLX everyday, here are some tips that can help you get the right deal on used electronic items;
Ensure the product is free of damage.
Electronic products tend to slow down after a while. Ask the seller questions regarding its longevity, durability, warranty and how long they have used the product for, especially when purchasing electronic appliances such as air-conditioners, blenders, electronic ovens, etc.
If you’re purchasing a tablet or smart phone, check the user-interface. Ensure that these products are responsive to your touch and do not lag. Lagging could mean that the product is damaged or that the screen was damaged by water.
Ask the seller if you can pay half of the amount after a test run.
A seller might not be too comfortable with giving you the product right away, unless you provide them with the full amount. The trick is to negotiate and ask whether you can pay part of the fee or price now after afew days’ test run.
If the seller seems skeptical or unsure about a test trial, provide them with a copy of your ID card. This will show the seller that you are accessible, trustworthy and it reinforce their trust in you. Alternatively you can make sure you test the product thoroughly before making the payment.
Take an expert with you.
Some deals on electronic products that you see online might be too good to be true. You might be tempted to buy that laptop or desktop computer because everything the seller says checks out only to discover that it has been damaged internally or affected by numerous viruses. Or that smartphone you had your eye on might seem to be in great condition only to discover that you bought a fake version of the phone, instead.
An expert’s inspection could reveal numerous fallacies or omissions in the ad. It is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to buying second-hand so make sure you take that one expert, we all have in our family or friends, along with you to make the purchase
Now that you have all the tips you need, just log on to http://olx.com.pk/ and get yourself a great deal.