Be Careful When Buying a Used Mobile Phone

When I went to buy the Galaxy S3 by free market I talked a lot with the salesman and learned many interesting things. One of them is the fact that the electronic invoice of the equipment does not bring the IMEI of the phone. I couldn’t find anything on my invoice delivered to related the same equipment that I had on hand. In other words: the note could be of another appliance. I didn’t see how to resolve this situation with the seller. I talked a lot with him but I ended up buying the handset in the same trust.

For those who don’t get it, it’s obvious that you should require receipt of cell phones to buy, whether in shops or sellers on eBay. The note is that will give you a guarantee. What me worried was the seller doesn’t want to pass me the invoice number on the phone for me to consult on the website of the electronic invoice. When asked why, he informed me that has seen cases of sellers to print an electronic invoice using the number of others just to get sell devices as if they were still with long warranty. Of course, this is a fraud according to this blog, but you have to be very careful and think that the seller did right not to pass me the number before the meeting personally.

To buy the handset googled the number on the website of the electronic invoice and there was the unit with all purchase information … but it could be any Galaxy S3 store-bought Nothing there on those information identified my device! The same happened in a Galaxy W I bought directly in the shop Giraffe!

The suggestion is that companies that sell cell phones will inform the IMEI of the device in some field of note to go to the recipe, so it will be possible to ensure what note is of each device and for you to buy a second hand product, even if it has not yet been used, check out the most and ask all the questions we are trying to make sure that the invoice is passed is even of the appliance! You can’t be sure, but can you find any problems or contradiction of the seller. If you buy in a physical store, require that the IMEI on the note. I have seen many complaints on the internet from companies that deny assistance under warranty when the note is without the IMEI.

You had problems with the warranty because of this? Leave a comment telling you which appliance you bought and what shop was!