- Oct 14, 2018
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Where to Buy Cheap Smart Phones and Tablets in Nigeria.
Are you in need of affordable smart phones and tablets but don’t know where to get them in Nigeria? If yes, you need not worry any longer; you are at the right place right now.
This is one of the most common questions people ask when planning to purchase phones and even electronics. So you are not alone in this search, thousands of Nigerians ask this same questions on a daily basis. This question birth today’s article which is aimed at giving you detailed information on the best places to get smart phones at cheap and affordable prices.
Where to Buy Cheap Smart Phones and Tablets in Nigeria.
Before we proceed, be informed that most of the physical shops discussed in this article are located in Lagos. However, if you are not residing in Lagos, we will show you how you can purchase your smart phone and get it delivered to your doorstep.
Slot was founded by an Igbo man named Nnamdi Ezeigbo in 1998 and over the years it has grown to stand as the leading ICT Company in Nigeria. Slot is one of the top rated electronic dealers in Nigeria. Although it is not the cheapest place to buy phone in Nigeria, it tops this list because it has offices in different locations in Nigeria and their prices are well reasonable. You can find any type of phone in slot as we speak. Slot also has a website where orders can be placed online.
#2 Computer Village
Computer village, which is popularly known all over Nigeria, is second to the largest electronic market in Africa. It is the home for computers and phones of ALL types. Computer village has different dealers who focus on computers and phones specifically.
Phones are cheaper in computer village when compared to prices at shops in your location, most especially in other states. One good thing about computer village is that their UK/American used phones are very neat just as new, and most of them offer warranty for as long as 6 or 12 months.
#3 Ladipo Warehouse 2
Ladipo Warehouse 2 is another place where you can get the cheapest phones in Nigeria. It is amazing that many people are not aware of these. Uk/London used smart phones are cheaper in ladipo warehouse 2. Ladipo warehouse deal only in UK and American used smart phones and tablets only. In fact, most phone dealers in Computer village buy from Ladipo to resell. Ladipo Warehouse is located in Ladipo, Oshodi.
Take Note of this: There are dubious guys in Ladipo warehouse. So you need to extra careful there. To avoid stpries that touch the heart, follow these tips:
- Do NOT Buy a Phone without Testing: It is advisable to stay clear of untested phone along the road side of ladipo market, even if you choose to buy from the warehouse, ensure you INSIST that they test every phone you are buying. If you don’t do that, be ready to spend a fortune on repair.
- Do NOT Buy Phone From The Boys Along The Road: The worst mistake you will ever make is to buy from boys selling phones along the road side in Ladipo. It is advisable to go direct to the warehouse.
- Do NOT let anyone lead you to the warehouse: Normally when you get to Ladipo market, you will see boys hanging along the road side, these boys are still inside the warehouse hustling there, their jobs is to take a customer to a shop where he/she can buy phone. If you allow those boys to take you to a shop, be ready to be cheated. You might want to ask how, well those boys have no shop, and they are marketing in commission. When they take you to a shop, the seller will increase the price of the phone so as to pay the guy his commission. Meaning you will get a phone worth 20k for 30k or more.
- Do NOT pay until you have received the phone and receipt.
Konga is an online shop in Nigeria where you can order for a phone or other items at your convenience and have it delivered to your doorstep. Among the entire online shopping websites in Nigeria, Konga have the cheapest prices of items, and their phones are not an exception. Amazingly, you can pay on delivery.
The only turn-off about Konga is that it takes as long as 2weeks to deliver ordered goods.
Please note that Konga sell only new products.
OLX is one of the leading classified websites in Nigeria where a lot of cheap items are sold day in day out. OLX is a classified website where both individuals and businesses sell their products online free of charge. This means everyone including you can go and sell products there, it’s just like a market where everyone sell and buy.
OLX is a free platform for both sellers and buyers. All you need to do is search for a phone that suit your need using the phone or tablet category and then contact the seller.
You and the seller will make an arrangement to meet so you can access the phone and then buy it. In these whole process OLX website has no hand in your transaction with the seller so you have to play smart and wise, make sure you see the phone you are buying before paying for it.
On OLX, you will be able to find New, London used and Nigeria used phones. You are most likely to find more of Nigeria used phones. Be smart while dealing on OLX to avoid being scammed.
Just like Konga, Jumia is an online shop where you can order for an item such as phone and have it deliver to your doorstep. Jumia also accept pay on delivery package which allows you to pay for the phone when delivered to you. Items on Jumia are more expensive than Konga but good quality is guaranteed. Also, Jumia don’t sell Uk used phones or tablets; all their items are brand new.
And the last on our list is Jiji. Jiji is almost like OLX. The major difference between the two is that Jiji has no good method of seller verification unlike olx. As earlier discussed under OLX, you need to be smart to avoid be scammed on OLX.
There you have it all served! Having knowledge about things work save you from the hands of scammers or purchasing bad phones. If you are not in Lagos, you can buy a phone and have it delivered to you through courier service such as DHL, Fedex and many others or through transportation services such as God is good, Okeyson motors to mention a few.