Samsung devices are cheaper than Apple device, but even then a $600 price tag can be difficult for some. This has led to people seeking these devices from 3rd party sources at lower prices. However, there have been increasing cases of fake devices which look very similar to the original devices. They are so similar, in fact, you might be fooled and fall for it.
I would advise someone seeking for a more affordable device to first look at Amazon and eBay. These online stores require that sellers state clearly whether the device is authentic. Check through the product details thoroughly before making the purchase, especially under ‘Brand’. If it’s stated as ‘generic’ or ‘unbranded’, you should know it’s probably a fake. In such a case where the seller misrepresented the information, these online stores have policies to guarantee a refund so you will never be cheated.
When you go through all options and can’t find a device you can afford, that’s when you can opt for 3rd party sources. One of the most popular platform is Craigslist and you can arrange for a face-to-face meeting. In this case, here’s what you should look out for:
My father always says, if it doesn’t feel good in your hand, don’t buy it; trust your instincts. The point is to purchase something you are satisfied with.
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