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Used phone price question

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Used phone price question

Hey guys,
Is a used LG G5 with an unopened cam plus module for $250 cash a good deal? Thanks!
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Hey, can anyone tell me if $250 cash is a good price for a used LG G5 in great condition with an unused cam plus module?
Thanks!
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orbitdesign wrote:
Sep 9th, 2017 10:33 am
Hey guys,
Is a used LG G5 with an unopened cam plus module for $250 cash a good deal? Thanks!
I'm sure you've done your research on pricing to see if it compares well, so there's no need to discuss whether it's a good deal as far as $$$ goes.

Now, as for whether it's a good deal overall, only you can answer that. Assuming the worst, are you prepared to risk losing $250 if the phone is or becomes defective, and you have potentially no warranty (assuming factory warranty is for original purchaser only) and no return policy? If you're prepared to take that risk or you've eliminated these possibilities and you're happy with the price, then sure...it's a good deal for you.

If you're not prepared to take that risk, then I don't think it's such a good deal.
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orbitdesign wrote:
Sep 9th, 2017 11:39 am
Hey, can anyone tell me if $250 cash is a good price for a used LG G5 in great condition with an unused cam plus module?
Thanks!
No it's not, especially since you can get new for same price or less. Check out the Hot Deals threads for Koodo/Wow Mobile offers for LG G5 and how to get a new one for less.
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rolomonster wrote:
Sep 9th, 2017 12:33 pm
No it's not, especially since you can get new for same price or less. Check out the Hot Deals threads for Koodo/Wow Mobile offers for LG G5 and how to get a new one for less.
Agreed. Koodo's LG G5 at The Mobile Shop was going for under $200 net by grabbing $300+ in PC points, even if paying the difference upfront to go on a tab small.

Expect the promo to spike again this or next month for back to school, or Black Friday.
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also be careful with blacklisting
not safe to buy used phone anymore
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Keigotw wrote:
Sep 10th, 2017 1:41 am
also be careful with blacklisting
not safe to buy used phone anymore
Huh?

And what was the previous poster talking about?
" by grabbing $300+ in PC points, even if paying the difference upfront to go on a tab small."
What?!?
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teleguitar wrote:
Sep 13th, 2017 1:16 pm
Huh?

And what was the previous poster talking about?
" by grabbing $300+ in PC points, even if paying the difference upfront to go on a tab small."
What?!?
There was an offer giving $300 in PC points, so if you factor that into the price of the phone, the G5 came to about $200 net..and people do blacklist phones, but I wouldn't be too worried about it happening on a slightly older, $200-$300 phone.
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orbitdesign wrote:
Sep 13th, 2017 2:27 pm
There was an offer giving $300 in PC points, so if you factor that into the price of the phone, the G5 came to about $200 net..and people do blacklist phones, but I wouldn't be too worried about it happening on a slightly older, $200-$300 phone.
Oh okay. Never heard of that so I was just asking.

Honestly, I admit I am not 'up to speed' on phone stuff.... I have a broken LG G4 and wondering what to do about it - replace the screen... or buy a used phone so that brought me to this thread. :)

I read stuff like 'needing the LCD' (i.e. LCD Assembly and Frame?) and a 'sensor' so I am worried about repair shops that just say 'you need a new screen.' Oh yeah, that's all? I doubt it. :-/

Maybe I should create a new thread if I'm gonna go into detail with this problem.... I don't want to crap on the OP's thread. Sorry, OP.
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I'm using an LG G4 and it's still a great phone.. Never had an issue with it but I think your best bet would be a new phone. I'm hoping the G6 drops in price in the very near future or there's a decent gift card offered, like there was recently on the G5.

Most people, on here at least, grab phones from koodo or wow mobile when they have great deals, pay off the tab and then cancel immediately. It's a great way to get a new, recent phone.

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