Buying A Second Hand Tablet: What You Need to Know


Tablets are increasingly connecting us.

They can be used for work, study or personal use. Tablets combine the convenience and efficiency of a smartphone with the function of a notebook computer. There’s never been a better time to invest.

But when buying a second hand tablet online you want to make sure you are getting a genuine device in good working condition.

Here’s what you need to know before buying a second hand tablet.

What condition is the tablet in? Has it been graded?

When buying a second hand tablet online, you want to ensure the product you receive matches the description. Online resellers will often have their own grading system, so make sure you check this thoroughly against the listing details. Look for reputable resellers with a secure & encrypted payment method.

At OzMobiles, we remove any uncertainty and tell you straight up what condition your tablet is in. All of our devices are categorised as either New, Ex-Demo, Good, Average or Fair condition.

Has the tablet been tested?

Has your second hand tablet been tested thoroughly? Make sure any device you buy online has been tested so that it performs as it should. All devices at OzMobiles are vigorously tested for functionality — including battery life, buttons, camera, the operating system and any physical damage. We take pride in being careful and meticulous with our used devices.

Is the tablet ready to use and reliable?

You want your new tablet to be ready to use, so take the time to check that your new device is unlocked. If the second hand tablet was bought through a telecommunication provider such as Telstra or Optus, it may be locked to a carrier, requiring you to pay an unlocking fee.

All tablets sold at OzMobiles are unlocked and ready to use with all Australian networks. We reliably source all our devices 100% from within Australia, and check IMEI codes before each sale to screen for stolen, blacklisted or blocked devices.

Is there a return policy?

Make sure the tablet you’re buying is covered by a return policy – in case it’s not in good working order.

Hardware and software faults can take longer to appear than obvious physical damage, so you want to make sure you can return a device if it appears faulty. Many online retailers have a return window which is worth writing down or setting a reminder for.

At OzMobiles we offer a free return on faulty tablets that appear damaged or faulty within 30 days of purchase.

Is the tablet covered by warranty?

When buying a second hand tablet, look for one that comes with a warranty. This will give you peace of mind in the event that your device stops operating as it should.

We want you to feel confident in your purchase with OzMobiles, that’s why we offer a 12-month warranty on all devices. This covers you for any manufacturing faults, both software and physical, including battery faults.

When buying a second hand tablet online, look for a genuine device that has been thoroughly tested and is covered in the event that a fault arises.

Follow the above tips to search for a quality tablet, but if you’d like to take the guess-work out, choosing a tablet from OzMobiles ensures you’re getting an authentic device at a competitive price. 

 

How we rate our devices

A refurbished device that is 100% fully functional.

Scratches may be visible on the screen from arm's length, plus minor dents. Exceptional value.

A refurbished device that is 100% fully functional.

Screen in good condition, with very minor scratches/scuffs not visible at arm's length.

100% Fully Functional.

The device is in 'As New' condition with very faint to no marks on the device.

Never used and come with their full Australian Manufacturer's Warranty. Some might have been opened for quality checks, but they have never been activated.

These devices are refurbished and renewed by Apple. They are in “like new” condition, refurbished
with genuine Apple replacement parts and come with 12 month
Apple warranty.