With the rising prices of commodities, it is only natural to be more careful with every penny spent. This is especially true for purchases that aren’t a priority, such as accessories for your new iPhone. Since you may have already spent hundreds for your new gadget, it is wise to find cheaper prices for your phone’s accessories.
One auction shop that will surely provide you with reasonable prices for iPhone accessories, or even the mobile unit itself, is eBay, an online auction site that is open for anyone who has access to the World Wide Web. However, when conducting dealings with sellers on eBay, you need to be very careful. Below are some of the things you should remember when buying iPhone accessories on eBay.
Know the market price
If you plan to bid on eBay auctions, the first thing you need to do is to check the market prices of the accessory that you are planning to buy. It would be futile to buy at an auction if the price you are going to pay is higher than the cost of just purchasing the accessory at your local store. Since shipping prices aren’t included in the selling price, you should always take in consideration the total cost, shipping plus the price of the accessory, when comparing the cost of buying on eBay with that of the local store.
Check Seller’s Background
You should always check the background of the seller before dealing with him or her. Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous individuals on the Internet so you need to be careful. You should look at the seller’s ratings and the feedback given by his or her previous customers. If there have been many negative feedback comments left about the seller, then it would be wise not to deal with him or her anymore, no matter how attractive the seller’s offer may seem.
Check for authenticity
If you are buying an iPhone charger, USB adapter, cables, docks and other accessories that will affect the mobile phone’s performance, it is best to check if the accessories sold are authentic or genuine Apple iPhone gadgets. There may be some sellers who don’t specify whether what they are selling are original because the accessories may be reproductions. Always remember that you have the right to know the quality of the things you are planning to buy.
Be sure to follow the tips above for a hassle free shopping of iPhone accessories on eBay.