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Mar. 6th, 2014 | 11:44 am
posted by: writer00 in pittsburgh

Anyone know of some reasonable places to buy used cell phones, preferably in the east end? Not interested in Craigslist at this time. Thanks!

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from: estenirvana
date: Mar. 7th, 2014 03:59 am (UTC)

Are you looking for a specific phone, or a phone that will work with a specific company? I think Best Buy sells refurbished phones in store, and you can check their stock online.

Honestly, this is easier found online somewhere, like Ebay or maybe Amazon, if Craigslist isn't your thing. I know some people have had good luck with Gazelle. I think all of those websites have certain guarantees on purchases. Even refurbished phones by the actual companies typically come through phone plan carriers as far as I've ever seen.

If you are just searching for a cheap phone with a pay-as-you-go plan, my sister has had good luck with Radioshack.

I don't know of a lot of other small businesses that do this. My cousins own a computer/electronics small business in Tennessee where they sell refurbished electronics and I know that they are wary of personally buying or selling used cell phones because they are stolen or "found" so often, and if a company has blacklisted the phone it makes them essentially unusable except for parts, not to mention they have then received/bought stolen equipment. They have been screwed by people trying to sell them phones like this in the past.

Good luck on your search!

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