Are you a PC or smartphone junkie, but you cannot afford to buy the latest brand new phones in the market? Then worry no more, this post is for you. Here we present to you the top 9 Places to find fairly-used phones and laptops in Nigeria. First of all, let me clear up some facts about fairly-used phones.
Facts About Fairly-used Phones in Nigeria
- Most of them are probably stolen – This is the most important fact of them all. The reason most people avoid fairly used phones or second hand phones as we like to call them, is because they are usually stolen phones. This has gotten numerous innocent buyers into trouble with the police.
- Most of them are faulty – Yes it is no news that the regular fairly-used-phone vendors always sell faulty phones to users. They find a way to neatly cover it up so the buyer will not know until the purchase is made.
- Fake refurbished phones are rampant – The make of many fairly-used phones you see out there are not original. Imagine an Infinix phone with an Alcatel panel using a Samsung battery (That’s how bad it is).
- They are ancient – Another issue is the fact that most second-hand phones are outdated.
Where Can I Get Original, Fairly-used Phones and Laptops in Nigeria?
There are places (standard) that guarantee you cheap fairly-used phones and laptops in Nigeria, and you can have rest of mind that they will be original. There are also places (local) where you need to be on the lookout for scammers and fake products if you buy from them. The only advantage of these local places is that you will not see a cheaper price elsewhere. Lets take a look at them:
Jiji.ng is a nice website for buying and selling almost all kinds of products. You can get new phones, refurbished phones and second-hand phones on Jiji. The best part is, you can buy from people closest to your location.
Olist is also a buy/sell site just like Jiji. You can find new or fairly-used phones and laptops at very cheap prices on this site. Other products, including properties (like lands) can also be bought on Olist.
Computer Village (Lagos)
Every Nigerian must have heard about Computer Village located at Ikeja, Lagos state, Nigeria. Computer Village is in most cases, the source where most tech shops in Nigeria buy their accessories. There are sayings like “If what you are looking for is not in Computer Village, it is not in Nigeria” or “You can’t get it cheaper anywhere else”. Those statements are 90% true. Almost every existing brand of new and fairly-used phones and laptops (as well as other gadgets) are found in the Computer Village.
Also located within Computer Village in Lagos, its official site is usedphones.ng. You can place your order for imported fairly-used phones online on their site. This reduces the stress of finding the place yourself when you get there. Usedphones.ng can be found using Google Maps.
Shopinverse is located in the Purple Mall in Maryland area of Lagos, Nigeria. The store has become a first-class go-to store/office to buy quality UK fairly-used phones and laptops, as well as tablets you will enjoy for a long time. They also sell some useful electronic gadgets and accessories. Thankfully, you can order for your goods online on their website, if you cannot get there physically. They are known for quick delivery and good customer service.
MTN Phone Market (Port Harcourt)
If you stay at Rivers state, Port Harcourt, surely you must know about the popularly named “MTN ZONE“. It is so called because it is located beside MTN office at Oil-Mill bus-stop in Port Harcourt. This area is the ‘Computer Village’ of Port Harcourt. You can get almost any kind of phone at mouth-watering prices. You can also find phone spare parts, and repair phones there.
Garrison Phone Market (Port Harcourt)
This is the second most popular place to find all kinds of fairly-used phones in Port Harcourt – some are even brand new. It is located as Garrison roundabout opposite SPAR superstore, Port Harcourt, Rivers state. However, this area is known more for Laptop and Desktop deals than mobile phones.
Tetlow Phone Market (Owerri)
Located at Tetlow area, Owerri, Imo state. Every state has its major area where you can get fairly used phones and laptops. And for Owerri, there is no better place than Tetlow.
St. Michaels Phone Market (Aba)
St. Michaels is located in Aba, Abia state. There you can find cheap phones and laptops to buy at numerous shops within that area.
Tips To Remember When Buying a Fairly-used Phone in Nigeria
- If it is your first time, do not go alone
- Watch out for thieves and hoodlums
- Do not follow anyone making any claims – go straight to the shop you intend going to.
- Ask for legit outlets before going
- Try going with someone with more experience
- Test everything on the phone/laptop before payment
- Double-check and make sure everything is working
- Stay alert at all times
- Keep your valuables at home
- Always ask for a receipt
Remember these tips and you will be fine. Is there any other place you will like us to include? Please tell us using the comment section below.
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