Not everyone can afford some of the outrageous prices that are being charged for some of the smart phones that are on the market. If you are a person who is wanting a phone that can do a lot more than just text and send and receive calls but can't afford a brand new one, then you might want to look into buying a used or refurbished mobile phone.
When you start looking for one it's important that you understand that whatever phone you buy whether it's AT& T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, etc., this will be the company that you will have to go with. So when getting a used phone make sure that you have done your research on the phone service. Because if you buy a Verizon used phone the you are going to have to use Verizon for your phone service.
When you are shopping around for you used phone whether it's for personal use or it's for mobile phone marketing or some other reason, you still need to be able to find a good and reliable source to get this phone from. There are good number of sellers on the Internet that sell refurbished and used phones. One in particular would be eBay and with eBay you can at least check to see how the seller is ranked with customers before spending any of your money on the product.
You also want to see if, even if it is used, if the phone will come with any kind of warranty, or a guarantee or some sort of return policy in case something goes wrong with the phone, especially right after you get it. Most people who sell used phones will give 15 to 90 days worth of warranty on a used product. It just depends upon if the phone is actually used or it's been refurbished. You'll probably get a longer guarantee on one that has been refurbished than just used.
Make sure that you do some price comparisons before you decide on a particular phone. Pay close attention as well when you are shopping around, if you are not careful you might miss out on coupon offers on some company websites, so make sure that you pay close attention to any promotions they might have going on. You find one of these you could save yourself even more money. And we all want to save more money, don't we?
Make sure that if you happen to go to eBay and find sellers that show that they also have their own website, go and check out there websites. You might be surprised to find that they sell a lot of their items a lot cheaper on their own website than they do over on eBay. So make sure to keep your eyes open for that possibility.