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Good deals come in many shapes and forms and one well-known form is buying second-hand items. Most possessions tend to depreciate in value as time goes by, and the depreciation accelerates when there’s a newer, hotter model available on the market.
But just because something is not new, doesn’t mean it’s broken. Depending on how well the first owner took care of the product, you can potentially buy something that feels brand new for a fraction of its asking price. The same applies to items that are not especially the latest and greatest as there are plenty who can appreciate the functional aspect of the things they buy.
One good example would be mobile devices where the manufacturers are constantly releasing newer devices, flooding the second-hand market with last-generation models. However, buying second-hand mobile devices is not as straightforward as buying new ones. There are many things to consider about the condition of the device as well as finding a trusted seller.
This is a major reason why many people think twice before buying second-hand devices, potentially losing out on an opportunity to snag a good deal. However, one company is promising to provide fully functioning second-hand devices that can be had in almost brand-new condition and comes with a warranty so you can get a good deal with peace of mind.
32-step Quality Check
Every device that comes into CompAsia goes through a 32-step quality check by qualified technicians following industry gold standard practices to ensure the device’s functionality and condition.
As part of the quality check, hardware components like camera, Bluetooth, WiFi, speakers, charging port, microphone, and screen sensitivity are examined. Moreover, the only component that is subjected to the most degradation, the battery, is tested to ensure more than 80% health remains.
During this process, the devices are given a condition rating of either “Excellent” or “Fair” depending on the amount of wear. Excellent is awarded to devices that appear lightly used with none to a few scratches and blemishes while the display may include micro-scratches that are hardly noticeable when the screen is turned on.
On the other hand, devices with a Fair label have noticeable signs of use with visible scratches, blemishes, or dents. The screen meanwhile may include scratches that are slightly visible when the screen is turned on.
Top brands like Apple, Samsung, and more are available
You can find a list of popular mobile devices for sale on CompAsia Malaysia’s eStore. Furthermore, there is a device at different price points to suit the needs of every shopper.
Android users can get a Samsung Galaxy S series smartphone starting from RM399 and pair it with a Galaxy smartwatch and a Galaxy tablet.
If iOS is more your cup of tea, CompAsia has a collection of iPhones starting from RM399. There’s also a large selection of iPads starting from RM399 as well. You also get a selection of Mac computers if you’re looking for one, especially for kids.
Aside from these two brands, you have a selection of mobile devices from the likes of Xiaomi, Realme, and OnePlus to name a few.
Each purchase also comes with a charging cable and a 5W charger to get you started which is decent considering some manufacturers these days no longer include chargers in the retail box. CompAsia also provides customers with a complimentary 1-month warranty and customers have the option of extending it to 6 or 12 months when purchasing the device.
Should you need help with financing your purchase, you’re in luck as you have the option of using a Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) service through either Atome or Grab. Credit card holders can take advantage of up to 36 months of interest-free instalments from participating banks.
Once you have placed your order, it will be shipped to you for free regardless of where you stay in Malaysia.
Buying second-hand devices are not only easy on your wallet but also minimises eWaste that ends up in our landfills. There are an estimated 8.5 billion smartphones manufactured since 2015 with 16kg of CO2 emitted for every phone. Moreover, up to 60 elements are used to produce a single smartphone which consumed approximately 968TWH of energy between 2007 and 2017.
Therefore, by giving fully functioning second-hand mobile devices a new lease of life, we can reduce the environmental impact of eWaste. Additionally, we can squeeze more value out of the energy used to manufacture these devices.
Head on over to CompAsia for the full list of smartphones, tablets, computers, and accessories on sale and take advantage of their flash sales for even more savings. Before making a purchase, feel free to contact CompAsia’s dedicated customer support line on WhatsApp to get your lingering questions answered.