How to buy a second-hand tablet online
Anyone buying a second-hand tablet must, first, conduct a thorough research . Browse through expert reviews online, pick up a copy of your favourite Tech Mag and see best voted tablets and if you know anyone who’s using the product, have a chat with them. It’s always a good idea to get some user feedback before investing in second-hand electronics. Additionally, you’ll familiarize yourself with prices and could haggle on the price, too.
When buying the tablet, ask the seller whether the tablet comes with accessories, the original packaging and a warranty card. Though owning the original packaging has no bearing on the product itself, you can’t negate the fact that it does make you feel good about your investment!
Look at the condition of the tablet- very, very closely. Spend some time playing with the tablet and see if it lags, gets stuck anywhere and if the interface is responsive to your touch. Have a look at the pixels and ask the seller how many of these are ‘dead’. This might not affect the ordinary user but it’s likely to affect the decision of someone who’s buying the product for, say, graphic designing.
A closer look at the screen can reveal things like cracks and scratches and so, you’ll know whether the product was mishandled by the seller. Poor response to touch might mean the product was affected by water damage or that it was treated roughly by the previous owner. Cosmetic flaws such as these won’t affect performance but they could affect the price.
Lastly, get to know the seller. If you’re purchasing the product on online, check a seller’s reviews and how responsive they are to your queries. Some websites offer chat features that allows to connect with the seller instantly and get to know the product before you purchase it.