To buy...or not to buy...that is the question
My younger sister recently lost a very prized possession of hers... her brand new HTC Rhyme cell phone got stolen from a pizza place where she had been busy taking photographs of our family.
Everyone had been looking at the pics she had taken from her cell phone camera and the phone was being passed from one hand to the other. Maybe someone put it down on a table and it got whisked away by a waiter or sweeper...anyway though an alarm was raised quickly, the phone seemed to have disappeared into thin air leaving my sister rather devastated.
Now she is considering to replace her phone and is looking for used ones because she feels she cannot afford to buy a brand new one. A new phone will cost around $450- $750 while she has something around $250 in her mind.
I have been advising her to wait and save or borrow till she can buy a new one because I personally do not like to buy used stuff. It just does not have the same feeling of ownership and you never know where it had been used and how.
But she thinks it is okay if she researches carefully and buys a used phone.. She is very partial to HTC and does not want to buy a cheaper brand . I feel that buying an old, used phone is not such a good idea,
What do you think? It would very ironic if the thief sells the phone on some site like OLX and my sister buys it all over again...
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