Mobile Phones For Sale Sydney

Browse through our selection of mobile phones for sale. All devices have been tried and tested by our expert technicians and come with 3 months warranty. All phones are available to collect from our stores in

Sydney’s CBD or Bondi Junction.

iPhone 5c

Memory: 16GB
Color: Blue
Carrier: Full factory unlock (any carrier worldwide)
Condition: Mint
Price: $320

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Samsung Galaxy S5

Memory: 32GB
Color: Black
Carrier: Full factory unlock (any carrier worldwide)
Condition: Mint
Price: $370

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Samsung Galaxy S6

Memory: 32GB
Color: Gold/Black
Carrier: Full factory unlock (any carrier worldwide)
Condition: Mint
Price: $440

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Memory: 32GB
Color: Balck
Carrier: Full factory unlock (any carrier worldwide)
Condition: Mint
Price: $370

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Memory: 32GB
Color: Back
Carrier: Full factory unlock (any carrier worldwide)
Condition: Mint
Price: $490

Available in store now!

Do your homework before buying used or refurbished mobile phones

We’ve all been there. A mobile phone company unveils something new and fantastic and you have to have it, but the retail price is a bit out of your reach. You go and browse an online classifieds and lo and behold, there it is, the same handset just second-hand. Here’s where you need to stop.

Before you hit ‘buy it now’ or contact the seller and promise them everything, you should do some homework. Mobile phones are complicated and valuable pieces of technology, and you should take care when buying them second-hand to make sure that you’re getting the real deal.

Tips and advice when buying phones

  • Lost, Stolen, Blacklisted and Barred Devices

    Being able to use the mobile data and call features will also reveal if the phone has been stolen. In Australia, stolen phones can be reported to the carrier and the handset can be blocked from accessing the network. This means that no matter how many SIM card changes and full restores the phone goes through, it will never fully function.

    Buying a stolen phone can even land you in legal hot water. If there is suspicion that you knew or reasonably suspected the phone to be stolen and carried on with the sale anyway, you could be charged with receiving stolen property and face up to 10 years imprisonment. The rule of thumb is if it comes without any accessories, is still sealed in box and they won’t let you check it or simply sounds too good to be true, don’t touch it.

    When checking if it’s stolen you can even save yourself some time and request the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) of the handset and check it against the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association database. If it says blocked, it’s been lost by or stolen from the original owner. Before you even meet them, request that they provide a picture of the IMEI displayed on the phone’s screen (easily done on any device) so you can verify it’s kosher. If it’s been recently stolen and it’s only just been reported, the AMTA database may not have been updated yet. Request that you meet a few days in the future and check regularly to ensure that it’s not been blacklisted.

    If the device is in recovery mode, make sure you activate it first. If the device is an iPhone and has been synced with an Apple iTunes ID, the handset will not work without the original passcode and ID.

  • Buying Phones Online

    1: Ebay

    Many iPhones for sale on Ebay are cheaper than most alternative sources but are often low quality refurbished devices advertised as “new” “like new” or even “brand new” iPhones. Many of them have missing components, screws, internal panels and cheap aftermarket parts are used to build the device. Another downside is that most of the sellers only have an Ebay shop and no physical address or contact number making it difficult to get a refund or replacement in the event you have any issues with the device. However, if you purchased the device on Ebay using PayPal you have buyer protection and can raise a dispute, this process can take some time and involve a lot of back and forward between parties to establish who is at fault.

     

    2: Gumtree

    iPhone’s purchased on Gumtree we believe have the highest risk when buying secondhand phones. Many people have been left with a phone that has been registered lost or stolen, iTunes blocked, locked to an overseas network or experiences a number of functionality issues shortly after purchase. Unlike ebay and official pawnbrokers there is no buyer protection and many iPhones are purchased with cash in person and no way of being able to contact that person again if something should go wrong.

  • Pawnbrokers Services

    Pawnbrokers

    Unlike Ebay, pawnbrokers do have a physical address you can buy the device from, often the cost it much higher than Ebay and the warranty is generally about 3 weeks from the date of purchase. Pawnbrokers have limited knowledge about the internal workings of the device and won’t be assessed by a qualified technician to ensure any underlying issues are identified before they go up for sale. With this option it’s a hit and miss whether you are getting a dud or not, there’s no way of knowing if it’s been liquid damaged, has any missing parts, has a swollen battery, or has been damaged and repaired before. The upside is with any pawnbroker the device would have been listed with the police and checks are done over a two week period before sale to ensure the device has not been registered lost or stolen.

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  • Lost, Stolen, Blacklisted and Barred Devices
    Being able to use the mobile data and call features will also reveal if the phone has been stolen. In Australia, stolen phones can be reported to the carrier and the handset can be blocked from accessing the network. This means that no matter how many SIM card changes and full restores the phone goes through, it will never fully function.Buying a stolen phone can even land you in legal hot water. If there is suspicion that you knew or reasonably suspected the phone to be stolen and carried on with the sale anyway, you could be charged with receiving stolen property and face up to 10 years imprisonment. The rule of thumb is if it comes without any accessories, is still sealed in box and they won’t let you check it or simply sounds too good to be true, don’t touch it.When checking if it’s stolen you can even save yourself some time and request the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) of the handset and check it against the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association database. If it says blocked, it’s been lost by or stolen from the original owner. Before you even meet them, request that they provide a picture of the IMEI displayed on the phone’s screen (easily done on any device) so you can verify it’s kosher. If it’s been recently stolen and it’s only just been reported, the AMTA database may not have been updated yet. Request that you meet a few days in the future and check regularly to ensure that it’s not been blacklisted.If the device is in recovery mode, make sure you activate it first. If the device is an iPhone and has been synced with an Apple iTunes ID, the handset will not work without the original passcode and ID.
  • Buying Phones Online
    1: EbayMany iPhones for sale on Ebay are cheaper than most alternative sources but are often low quality refurbished devices advertised as “new” “like new” or even “brand new” iPhones. Many of them have missing components, screws, internal panels and cheap aftermarket parts are used to build the device. Another downside is that most of the sellers only have an Ebay shop and no physical address or contact number making it difficult to get a refund or replacement in the event you have any issues with the device. However, if you purchased the device on Ebay using PayPal you have buyer protection and can raise a dispute, this process can take some time and involve a lot of back and forward between parties to establish who is at fault. 2: GumtreeiPhone’s purchased on Gumtree we believe have the highest risk when buying secondhand phones. Many people have been left with a phone that has been registered lost or stolen, iTunes blocked, locked to an overseas network or experiences a number of functionality issues shortly after purchase. Unlike ebay and official pawnbrokers there is no buyer protection and many iPhones are purchased with cash in person and no way of being able to contact that person again if something should go wrong.
  • Pawnbrokers Services
    PawnbrokersUnlike Ebay, pawnbrokers do have a physical address you can buy the device from, often the cost it much higher than Ebay and the warranty is generally about 3 weeks from the date of purchase. Pawnbrokers have limited knowledge about the internal workings of the device and won’t be assessed by a qualified technician to ensure any underlying issues are identified before they go up for sale. With this option it’s a hit and miss whether you are getting a dud or not, there’s no way of knowing if it’s been liquid damaged, has any missing parts, has a swollen battery, or has been damaged and repaired before. The upside is with any pawnbroker the device would have been listed with the police and checks are done over a two week period before sale to ensure the device has not been registered lost or stolen.
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  • Mobile Phone Shops
    Many phone stores that offer second hand iPhones operate without a second hand dealer licence, creating a breeding ground for buying and selling stolen devices. Make sure that the retailer has been authorised by the Australian Fair Trade Commission. The company must be an authorised pawn broker and second hand dealer. This information should be clearly displayed in the store stating:the name of the licensee the licensee’s number the category of licence Buying your iPhone from a licenced company ensures that the device has been checked against the national police records and will come with a valid warranty.With a bit of planning and a whole lot of caution, you could be walking away with that shiny new handset for a fraction of the retail price. Be careful, do your homework and ask a lot of questions and you’ll be happy. If anything ever happens to it or if it’s in good but not great condition, bring it to the team at FoneFix and we’ll get you sorted.

Make sure you’re getting an Apple, not a lemon

Whatever phone you’re after, it’s important to be able to inspect it before you buy it. To this end, we warn against buying second-hand phones from individuals entirely over the internet. There are a number of online services that encourage buyers and sellers to meet (in a public place, for safety) to ensure that everything’s on the level.

Make it clear to the seller that you’re not buying if you can’t take it out of the box (if it comes with one) and play around a bit. Ensure that the screen is free of cracks, stuck/dead pixels and discolouration, and the wi-fi, the mobile data, the camera and any other features work. Bring an old SIM card and call your existing phone to check the microphone, sensor and speaker. This is something you’ll use every day, so take this opportunity to put the device through its paces and discover any problems now instead of two weeks from now

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