Thousands of used phones are bought and sold every day around the world on various websites but it is important to be vigilant as like with anything scammers are always looking to make money selling popular products. Shopping online is great but it is also a popular place for scammers to hang around. There has been horror stories on the radio about scams concerning all sorts of products from people buying cars, phones and other popular products. Recently I heard a story on the radio how a man had agreed to buy a car but at the meeting point was robbed at gun point. This is an extreme example but it goes to show that you do need to be careful when shopping online.
Phones in particular is a area where scammers like to target. Phones are robbed every day and then sold online at a discounted rate to get rid of them quickly. They can then be blacklisted which renders them useless in the future meaning you have purchased a phone that now does not work. When looking at phones for sale you should always by from a company rather than a random individual. A company will be registered with the state and will have to abide by consumer laws.
A company should also give you a warranty period with the phone as well as having replaced any damaged parts. This means that you are getting a phone at a still reduced rate but without the worry that you could be getting scammed.