Absolutely normal fears, the implementation of each of which can cross out both savings and, in general, all the desire and joy from a new thing.

Crime theme

Everything is clear here. It is not known for what and by whom the device was used and whether this will all affect the new owner. And the device can also be stolen, and then, if we are talking about, for example, a phone, you can also have problems with the law, which, most likely, will be decided in your favor, but the device will be taken from you anyway. And this is a loss of nerves, and time, and money.

Reality and prospects of the IT professions market

What professions are the most popular and highly paid?

Review of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy A22s 5G (SM A226B/DSN)

A niche smartphone with 5G support for minimal money - it's not even on the Samsung website, but it's sold in Russia. Compare with Galaxy A22 - is it worth the money?

Kia Picanto test. The last of the city cars

Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

TCL TW30 MoveAudio S600 TWS headphones review

Any decent smartphone manufacturer is bound to offer their own TWS headset with them. So TCL introduced in December on the Russian market not only a flagship smartphone, but also a flagship headset. Let's see what happened ...

Originality

Today, the more popular the device, the more fakes it has. And just from the hands the risk of buying a fake is maximum. Although, recalling the stories with Russian online stores and online platforms that sold fakes under the guise of the original, everything is not so clear. But let's be honest, when buying from the hands of the risk is much higher.

Disgust

Someone has principles, and someone is simply not ready to use a device that someone else has touched before him. And all right, if I just touched it, but put it in my ears ... No, it's impossible. And these people can be understood.

No warranty

This point could be combined with the point about risks with quality, but I will single it out separately, since it is still more about the presence of a guarantee, and not about a quality guarantee. When buying a device from hand, we often buy something with an expired warranty period, and for many this is a very important parameter. And yes, having insurance is much more comfortable than being left without it. And it does not matter that the most frequent cases of breakdowns are mechanical damage, which are not covered by the warranty, it is better to have at least some protection for your investments than none.

If you do not welcome the purchase of used electronics, but your reason was not listed, write it in the comments, it will be interesting to read.

But all of the above is about buying a device that you can use here and now. However, there is a certain part of people who buy obviously faulty devices either for their repair and use, or for repair and further resale at a higher price.

And here, on the one hand, the risk is maximum, on the other hand, if you know something that others do not know and are ready to take a risk, it can be interesting.

It's just that not always a malfunction can mean a problem. Sometimes, knowing the nuances, you can save a lot of money and please yourself.

Speaking to myself, I think you know very well that I have no prejudice before buying used electronics. And often I buy something obviously faulty in order to fix it and either use it myself, or let it go for experiments, or, having fixed it, give it to someone close, well, or sell it.

In order not to be unfounded, I'll tell you about a couple of cases with my favorite wireless headsets.

Motorola Vervebuds 300

Somehow not so long ago, while visiting my parents, while my wife was talking with her mother, I stuck to Avito, just scrolling aimlessly through the recommendations feed. My eyes caught on an advertisement for the sale of the Motorola Verve Buds 300 wireless headset, which, because of my love for the Motorola brand, I wanted to purchase for testing, but did not, as I counted 2,500 rubles. a big amount for the experiment.

And then the person was ready to part with the device for 300 rubles. That's just bad luck, the headset was conditionally working - according to the seller, the headphones refused to mate with each other, working as two separate devices. And, judging by the style of presenting the problem, the person knows what forums are, and has tried all known methods. But guys, 300 rubles! Yes, some batteries in these headphones will cost twice as much! Decided to take it. An additional argument in favor of taking the risk was the fact that the person lives in the same house as his parents, only in the next entrance. This is fate.

20 minutes and I have the headset.

A fine metal cylinder, on the ends of which headphones are fixed on magnets. And yes, they don't match. Now finding a solution is a matter of principle. We read the forum and understand that there is only one option - to do a full reset.

We do the reset according to the instructions. And nothing. And then, remembering the nuances of pairing one of the generations of Samsung Buds headsets, namely the need for manipulations in the case, we are trying to transfer this experience to Moto. We charge the case and do a reset without removing the headphones from the case, and then, keeping in mind that it is often the left earphone that is the leader, without removing A beautiful furnished house for rent at kagugu headphones from the case, turn on the left earpiece first, and then right. We wait a few seconds and rejoice - pairing has happened!

Now this is a full-fledged headset with good rich sound and a battery life of about 3 hours.

As a result, a little risk, a little curiosity, and for 300 rubles. and an hour of time we have at our disposal a headset worth 3,000 rubles. Yes, there was a risk, but 300 rubles is not a serious amount that you can risk.

ASUS Zenbook Vivobook 14 OLED. The most affordable OLED screen!

A laptop with an OLED screen that will still be relevant in 5 years.

Samsung Galaxy A22 (SM-A225F/DSN) review

A model for 18 thousand rubles, which has become adequate in terms of price / quality ratio. AMOLED screen, which is unusual for this money, AoD and other characteristics.

New items of the month: 5 main smartphones of January

Second tier flagships from Samsung, Sony, OnePlus and Honor. And the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro!

Review Honor MagicBook 15 (2021) on AMD Ryzen 5500U

Performance laptop with excellent value for money.

Another example I've used several times already is the Samsung Galaxy Buds/Galaxy Buds+.

Samsung Galaxy Buds/Galaxy Buds+

On the same Avito, ads periodically appear for the sale of these headsets in a partially working condition, when only one earphone is working. The reason is simple - at one point a person is faced with a non-working one earpiece. Any external attempts to bring the earpiece to life do not lead to results, people despair and either throw the device in a drawer or put it up for sale at a reasonable price. One of these purchased lots is Galaxy Buds for 800 rubles.

Risk? What more. But it's interesting! And also, if you ask the owners about how this happened, almost everyone will say that they didn’t use the headset for some time, and after turning on one earpiece showed no signs of life. And most often it will be the left earpiece (master).

My first thought was the assumption that from the point of view of iron, everything is in order with the headphones.

To test my guess, I bought this headset as an experiment.

And then I took it apart and checked the battery. By the way, the Buds series is very easy to understand. You need a sharp object and a little accuracy and perseverance.

And in this article, you can learn a little more about the analysis of Galaxy Buds.

By the way, Buds+ are even easier to disassemble, and getting to the battery is very easy, so even a person who is far from repairs can handle disassembling Buds+. The main thing is not to rush.

Actually, after disassembling and removing the battery, I first tried to turn on the earpiece with another battery, and it worked (alas, I didn’t take a photo, it wasn’t before). So it's definitely the battery. Googling the battery gave disappointing results - a little expensive (about 1000 rubles for the original Varta battery). And then I thought about this: lithium batteries have such a property - when they are deeply discharged, they go into protection mode and do not respond to standard charging currents. And lying idle for a long time, besides the lead earpiece, could just lead to a deep discharge and, as a result, the battery goes into protection mode.

It remains to verify the guess, why the wires from the phone charger were directly connected to the battery, and the charger was plugged into the outlet for just a few seconds. Putting the battery back, collecting the earpiece and putting it in the case, I saw a charge indication! Hooray. The guesses turned out to be correct, and the repair was elementary.

After that, I tested my guess six or seven more times by buying similar Buds/Buds+ with one working ear and reviving them in 15 minutes. And then it became uninteresting and boring. But I will definitely find something similar and interesting, especially since there are always offers.

Therefore, buying from hand is not always a problem and money wasted. Sometimes this is an opportunity to have a good time with your favorite hobby and, if you wish, even earn some money.

But this is a personal experience, which will not necessarily be successful, as there is always a risk.

The only question is how much you are willing to take risks and what it will give you.

How do you feel about buying devices from your hands? What if it is a device with a known defect? I know that some are ready to buy broken cars for restoration, but what about electronics?

Back to news »

We buy used, and even defective ones. Why?

Different people have different attitudes towards buying electronics from their hands. Someone does not accept this categorically, and someone is not so categorical about buying from hands. And if the main reason for, as a rule, is cost savings and only sometimes the lack of choice, when it is almost impossible to buy the same new device, then there will be a whole list of reasons against. And even in this list there will be those that have completely different motives in their essence.

Principles

In this case, the person simply does not accept the idea of ​​using something after others. As a rule, principles appear along with money. However, it is difficult to condemn for this, and it is not necessary. On the contrary, a new thing, especially when it comes to electronics, will almost always be better than a used one.

Risks with quality

It is clear that buying a device from the hands is, in a sense, always a lottery: what was done with it before? Has the device been repaired? And if so, what repair? Are there any hidden defects?

Absolutely normal fears, the implementation of each of which can cross out both savings and, in general, all the desire and joy from a new thing.

Crime theme

Everything is clear here. It is not known for what and by whom the device was used and whether this will all affect the new owner. And the device can also be stolen, and then, if we are talking about, for example, a phone, you can also have problems with the law, which, most likely, will be decided in your favor, but the device will be taken from you anyway. And this is a loss of nerves, and time, and money.

Reality and prospects of the IT professions market

What professions are the most popular and highly paid?

Review of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy A22s 5G (SM A226B/DSN)

A niche smartphone with 5G support for minimal money - it's not even on the Samsung website, but it's sold in Russia. Compare with Galaxy A22 - is it worth the money?

Kia Picanto test. The last of the city cars

Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

TCL TW30 MoveAudio S600 TWS headphones review

Any decent smartphone manufacturer is bound to offer their own TWS headset with them. So TCL introduced in December on the Russian market not only a flagship smartphone, but also a flagship headset. Let's see what happened ...

Originality

Today, the more popular the device, the more fakes it has. And just from the hands the risk of buying a fake is maximum. Although, recalling the stories with Russian online stores and online platforms that sold fakes under the guise of the original, everything is not so clear. But let's be honest, when buying from the hands of the risk is much higher.

Disgust

Someone has principles, and someone is simply not ready to use a device that someone else has touched before him. And all right, if I just touched it, but put it in my ears ... No, it's impossible. And these people can be understood.

No warranty

This point could be combined with the point about risks with quality, but I will single it out separately, since it is still more about the presence of a guarantee, and not about a quality guarantee. When buying a device from hand, we often buy something with an expired warranty period, and for many this is a very important parameter. And yes, having insurance is much more comfortable than being left without it. And it does not matter that the most frequent cases of breakdowns are mechanical damage, which are not covered by the warranty, it is better to have at least some protection for your investments than none.

If you do not welcome the purchase of used electronics, but your reason was not listed, write it in the comments, it will be interesting to read.

But all of the above is about buying a device that you can use here and now. However, there is a certain part of people who buy obviously faulty devices either for their repair and use, or for repair and further resale at a higher price.

And here, on the one hand, the risk is maximum, on the other hand, if you know something that others do not know and are ready to take a risk, it can be interesting.

It's just that not always a malfunction can mean a problem. Sometimes, knowing the nuances, you can save a lot and please yourself.

Speaking to myself, I think you know very well that I have no prejudice before buying used electronics. And often I buy something obviously faulty in order to fix it and either use it myself, or let it go for experiments, or, having fixed it, give it to someone close, well, or sell it.

In order not to be unfounded, I'll tell you about a couple of cases with my favorite wireless headsets.

Motorola Vervebuds 300

Somehow not so long ago, while visiting my parents, while my wife was talking with her mother, I stuck to Avito, just scrolling aimlessly through the recommendations feed. My eyes caught on an advertisement for the sale of the Motorola Verve Buds 300 wireless headset, which, because of my love for the Motorola brand, I wanted to purchase for testing, but did not, as I counted 2,500 rubles. a big amount for the experiment.

And then the person was ready to part with the device for 300 rubles. That's just bad luck, the headset was conditionally working - according to the seller, the headphones refused to mate with each other, working as two separate devices. And, judging by the style of presenting the problem, the person knows what forums are, and has tried all known methods. But guys, 300 rubles! Yes, some batteries in these headphones will cost twice as much! Decided to take it. An additional argument in favor of taking the risk was the fact that the person lives in the same house as his parents, only in the next entrance. This is fate.

20 minutes and I have the headset.

A fine metal cylinder, on the ends of which headphones are fixed on magnets. And yes, they don't match. Now finding a solution is a matter of principle. We read the forum and understand that there is only one option - to do a full reset.

We do the reset according to the instructions. And nothing. And then, remembering the nuances of pairing one of the generations of Samsung Buds headsets, namely the need for manipulations in the case, we are trying to transfer this experience to Moto. We charge the case and do a reset without removing the headphones from the case, and then, keeping in mind that it is often the left earphone that is the leader, without removing A beautiful furnished house for rent at kagugu headphones from the case, turn on the left earpiece first, and then right. We wait a few seconds and rejoice - pairing has happened!

Now this is a full-fledged headset with good rich sound and a battery life of about 3 hours.

As a result, a little risk, a little curiosity, and for 300 rubles. and an hour of time we have at our disposal a headset worth 3,000 rubles. Yes, there was a risk, but 300 rubles is not a serious amount that you can risk.

ASUS Zenbook Vivobook 14 OLED. The most affordable OLED screen!

A laptop with an OLED screen that will still be relevant in 5 years.

Samsung Galaxy A22 (SM-A225F/DSN) review

A model for 18 thousand rubles, which has become adequate in terms of price / quality ratio. AMOLED screen, which is unusual for this money, AoD and other characteristics.

New items of the month: 5 main smartphones of January

Second tier flagships from Samsung, Sony, OnePlus and Honor. And the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro!

Review Honor MagicBook 15 (2021) on AMD Ryzen 5500U

Performance laptop with excellent value for money.

Another example I've used several times already is the Samsung Galaxy Buds/Galaxy Buds+.

Samsung Galaxy Buds/Galaxy Buds+

On the same Avito, ads periodically appear for the sale of these headsets in a partially working condition, when only one earphone is working. The reason is simple - at one point a person is faced with a non-working one earpiece. Any external attempts to bring the earpiece to life do not lead to results, people despair and either throw the device in a drawer or put it up for sale at a reasonable price. One of these purchased lots is Galaxy Buds for 800 rubles.

Risk? What more. But it's interesting! And also, if you ask the owners about how this happened, almost everyone will say that they didn’t use the headset for some time, and after turning on one earpiece showed no signs of life. And most often it will be the left earpiece (master).

My first thought was the assumption that from the point of view of iron, everything is in order with the headphones.

To test my guess, I bought this headset as an experiment.

And then I took it apart and checked the battery. By the way, the Buds series is very easy to understand. You need a sharp object and a little accuracy and perseverance.

And in this article, you can learn a little more about the analysis of Galaxy Buds.

By the way, Buds+ are even easier to disassemble, and getting to the battery is very easy, so even a person who is far from repairs can handle disassembling Buds+. The main thing is not to rush.

Actually, after disassembling and removing the battery, I first tried to turn on the earphone with a different battery, and it worked (alas, I didn’t take a photo, it wasn’t before). So it's definitely the battery. Googling the battery gave disappointing results - a little expensive (about 1000 rubles for the original Varta battery). And then I thought about this: lithium batteries have such a property - when they are deeply discharged, they go into protection mode and do not respond to standard charging currents. And lying idle for a long time, besides the lead earpiece, could just lead to a deep discharge and, as a result, the battery goes into protection mode.

It remains to verify the guess, why the wires from the phone charger were directly connected to the battery, and the charger was plugged into the outlet for just a few seconds. Putting the battery back, collecting the earpiece and putting it in the case, I saw a charge indication! Hooray. The guesses turned out to be correct, and the repair was elementary.

After that, I tested my guess six or seven more times by buying similar Buds/Buds+ with one working ear and reviving them in 15 minutes. And then it became uninteresting and boring. But I will definitely find something similar and interesting, especially since there are always offers.

Therefore, buying from hand is not always a problem and money wasted. Sometimes this is an opportunity to have a good time with your favorite hobby and, if you wish, even earn some money.

But this is a personal experience, which will not necessarily be successful, as there is always a risk.

The only question is how much you are willing to take risks and what it will give you.

How do you feel about buying devices from your hands? What if it is a device with a known defect? I know that some are ready to buy broken cars for restoration, but what about electronics?

Back to news »

We buy used, and even defective ones. Why?

Different people have different attitudes towards buying electronics from their hands. Someone does not accept this categorically, and someone is not so categorical about buying from hands. And if the main reason for, as a rule, is cost savings and only sometimes the lack of choice, when it is almost impossible to buy the same new device, then there will be a whole list of reasons against. And even in this list there will be those that have completely different motives in their essence.

Principles

In this case, the person simply does not accept the idea of ​​using something after others. As a rule, principles appear along with money. However, it is difficult to condemn for this, and it is not necessary. On the contrary, a new thing, especially when it comes to electronics, will almost always be better than a used one.

Risks with quality

It is clear that buying a device from the hands is, in a sense, always a lottery: what was done with it before? Has the device been repaired? And if so, what repair? Are there any hidden defects?

TCL TW30 MoveAudio S600 TWS headphones review

Any decent smartphone manufacturer is bound to offer their own TWS headset with them. So TCL introduced in December on the Russian market not only a flagship smartphone, but also a flagship headset. Let's see what happened ...

Originality

Today, the more popular the device, the more fakes it has. And just from the hands the risk of buying a fake is maximum. Although, recalling the stories with Russian online stores and online platforms that sold fakes under the guise of the original, everything is not so clear. But let's be honest, when buying from the hands of the risk is much higher.

Disgust

Someone has principles, and someone is simply not ready to use a device that someone else has touched before him. And all right, if I just touched it, but put it in my ears ... No, it's impossible. And these people can be understood.

No warranty

This point could be combined with the point about risks with quality, but I will single it out separately, since it is still more about the presence of a guarantee, and not about a quality guarantee. When buying a device from hand, we often buy something with an expired warranty period, and for many this is a very important parameter. And yes, having insurance is much more comfortable than being left without it. And it does not matter that the most frequent cases of breakdowns are mechanical damage, which are not covered by the warranty, it is better to have at least some protection for your investments than none.

If you do not welcome the purchase of used electronics, but your reason was not listed, write it in the comments, it will be interesting to read.

But all of the above is about buying a device that you can use here and now. However, there is a certain part of people who buy obviously faulty devices either for their repair and use, or for repair and further resale at a higher price.

And here, on the one hand, the risk is maximum, on the other hand, if you know something that others do not know and are ready to take a risk, it can be interesting.

It's just that not always a malfunction can mean a problem. Sometimes, knowing the nuances, you can save a lot and please yourself.

Speaking to myself, I think you know very well that I have no prejudice before buying used electronics. And often I buy something obviously faulty in order to fix it and either use it myself, or let it go for experiments, or, having fixed it, give it to someone close, well, or sell it.

In order not to be unfounded, I'll tell you about a couple of cases with my favorite wireless headsets.

Motorola Vervebuds 300

Somehow not so long ago, while visiting my parents, while my wife was talking with her mother, I stuck to Avito, just scrolling aimlessly through the recommendations feed. My eyes caught on an advertisement for the sale of the Motorola Verve Buds 300 wireless headset, which, because of my love for the Motorola brand, I wanted to purchase for testing, but did not, as I counted 2,500 rubles. a big amount for the experiment.

And then the person was ready to part with the device for 300 rubles. That's just bad luck, the headset was conditionally working - according to the seller, the headphones refused to mate with each other, working as two separate devices. And, judging by the style of presenting the problem, the person knows what forums are, and has tried all known methods. But guys, 300 rubles! Yes, some batteries in these headphones will cost twice as much! Decided to take it. An additional argument in favor of taking the risk was the fact that the person lives in the same house as his parents, only in the next entrance. This is fate.

20 minutes and I have the headset.

A fine metal cylinder, on the ends of which headphones are fixed on magnets. And yes, they don't match. Now finding a solution is a matter of principle. We read the forum and understand that there is only one option - to do a full reset.

We do the reset according to the instructions. And nothing. And then, remembering the nuances of pairing one of the generations of Samsung Buds headsets, namely the need for manipulations in the case, we are trying to transfer this experience to Moto. We charge the case and do a reset without removing the headphones from the case, and then, keeping in mind that it is often the left earphone that is the leader, without removing A beautiful furnished house for rent at kagugu headphones from the case, turn on the left earpiece first, and then right. We wait a few seconds and rejoice - pairing has happened!

Now this is a full-fledged headset with good rich sound and a battery life of about 3 hours.

As a result, a little risk, a little curiosity, and for 300 rubles. and an hour of time we have at our disposal a headset worth 3,000 rubles. Yes, there was a risk, but 300 rubles is not a serious amount that you can risk.

ASUS Zenbook Vivobook 14 OLED. The most affordable OLED screen!

A laptop with an OLED screen that will still be relevant in 5 years.

Samsung Galaxy A22 (SM-A225F/DSN) review

A model for 18 thousand rubles, which has become adequate in terms of price / quality ratio. AMOLED screen, which is unusual for this money, AoD and other characteristics.

New items of the month: 5 main smartphones of January

Second tier flagships from Samsung, Sony, OnePlus and Honor. And the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro!

Review Honor MagicBook 15 (2021) on AMD Ryzen 5500U

Performance laptop with excellent value for money.

Another example I've used several times already is the Samsung Galaxy Buds/Galaxy Buds+.

Samsung Galaxy Buds/Galaxy Buds+

On the same Avito, ads periodically appear for the sale of these headsets in a partially working condition, when only one earphone is working. The reason is simple - at one point a person is faced with a non-working one earpiece. Any external attempts to bring the earpiece to life do not lead to results, people despair and either throw the device in a drawer or put it up for sale at a reasonable price. One of these purchased lots is Galaxy Buds for 800 rubles.

Risk? What more. But it's interesting! And also, if you ask the owners about how this happened, almost everyone will say that they didn’t use the headset for some time, and after turning on one earpiece showed no signs of life. And most often it will be the left earpiece (master).

My first thought was the assumption that from the point of view of iron, everything is in order with the headphones.

To test my guess, I bought this headset as an experiment.

And then I took it apart and checked the battery. By the way, the Buds series is very easy to understand. You need a sharp object and a little accuracy and perseverance.

And in this article, you can learn a little more about the analysis of Galaxy Buds.

By the way, Buds+ are even easier to disassemble, and getting to the battery is very easy, so even a person who is far from repairs can handle disassembling Buds+. The main thing is not to rush.

Actually, after disassembling and removing the battery, I first tried to turn on the earpiece with another battery, and it worked (alas, I didn’t take a photo, it wasn’t before). So it's definitely the battery. Googling the battery gave disappointing results - a little expensive (about 1000 rubles for the original Varta battery). And then I thought about this: lithium batteries have such a property - when they are deeply discharged, they go into protection mode and do not respond to standard charging currents. And lying idle for a long time, besides the lead earpiece, could just lead to a deep discharge and, as a result, the battery goes into protection mode.

It remains to verify the guess, why the wires from the phone charger were directly connected to the battery, and the charger was plugged into the outlet for just a few seconds. Putting the battery back, collecting the earpiece and putting it in the case, I saw a charge indication! Hooray. The guesses turned out to be correct, and the repair was elementary.

After that, I tested my guess six or seven more times by buying similar Buds/Buds+ with one working ear and reviving them in 15 minutes. And then it became uninteresting and boring. But I will definitely find something similar and interesting, especially since there are always offers.

Therefore, buying from hand is not always a problem and money wasted. Sometimes this is an opportunity to have a good time with your favorite hobby and, if you wish, even earn some money.

But this is a personal experience, which will not necessarily be successful, as there is always a risk.

The only question is how much you are willing to take risks and what it will give you.

How do you feel about buying devices from your hands? What if it is a device with a known defect? I know that some are ready to buy broken cars for restoration, but what about electronics?

Back to news »

We buy used, and even defective ones. Why?

Different people have different attitudes towards buying electronics from their hands. Someone does not accept this categorically, and someone is not so categorical about buying from hands. And if the main reason for, as a rule, is cost savings and only sometimes the lack of choice, when it is almost impossible to buy the same new device, then there will be a whole list of reasons against. And even in this list there will be those that have completely different motives in their essence.

Principles

In this case, the person simply does not accept the idea of ​​using something after others. As a rule, principles appear along with money. However, it is difficult to condemn for this, and it is not necessary. On the contrary, a new thing, especially when it comes to electronics, will almost always be better than a used one.

Risks with quality

It is clear that buying a device from your hands is in a sense always a lottery: what was done with it before? Has the device been repaired? And if so, what repair? Are there any hidden defects?

Absolutely normal fears, the implementation of each of which can cross out both savings and, in general, all the desire and joy from a new thing.

Crime theme

Everything is clear here. It is not known for what and by whom the device was used and whether this will all affect the new owner. And the device can also be stolen, and then, if we are talking about, for example, a phone, you can also have problems with the law, which, most likely, will be decided in your favor, but the device will be taken from you anyway. And this is a loss of nerves, and time, and money.

Reality and prospects of the IT professions market

What professions are the most popular and highly paid?

Review of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy A22s 5G (SM A226B/DSN)

A niche smartphone with 5G support for minimal money - it's not even on the Samsung website, but it's sold in Russia. Compare with Galaxy A22 - is it worth the money?

Kia Picanto test. The last of the city cars

Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

TCL TW30 MoveAudio S600 TWS headphones review

Any decent smartphone manufacturer is bound to offer their own TWS headset with them. So TCL introduced in December on the Russian market not only a flagship smartphone, but also a flagship headset. Let's see what happened ...

Originality

Today, the more popular the device, the more fakes it has. And just from the hands the risk of buying a fake is maximum. Although, recalling the stories with Russian online stores and online platforms that sold fakes under the guise of the original, everything is not so clear. But let's be honest, when buying from the hands of the risk is much higher.

Disgust

Someone has principles, and someone is simply not ready to use a device that someone else has touched before him. And all right, if I just touched it, but put it in my ears ... No, it's impossible. And these people can be understood.

No warranty

This point could be combined with the point about risks with quality, but I will single it out separately, since it is still more about the presence of a guarantee, and not about a quality guarantee. When buying a device from hand, we often buy something with an expired warranty period, and for many this is a very important parameter. And yes, having insurance is much more comfortable than being left without it. And it does not matter that the most frequent cases of breakdowns are mechanical damage, which are not covered by the warranty, it is better to have at least some protection for your investments than none.

If you do not welcome the purchase of used electronics, but your reason was not listed, write it in the comments, it will be interesting to read.

But all of the above is about buying a device that you can use here and now. However, there is a certain part of people who buy obviously faulty devices either for their repair and use, or for repair and further resale at a higher price.

And here, on the one hand, the risk is maximum, on the other hand, if you know something that others do not know and are ready to take a risk, it can be interesting.

It's just that not always a malfunction can mean a problem. Sometimes, knowing the nuances, you can save a lot of money and please yourself.

Speaking to myself, I think you know very well that I have no prejudice before buying used electronics. And often I buy something obviously faulty in order to fix it and either use it myself, or let it go for experiments, or, having fixed it, give it to someone close, well, or sell it.

In order not to be unfounded, I'll tell you about a couple of cases with my favorite wireless headsets.

Motorola Vervebuds 300

Somehow not so long ago, while visiting my parents, while my wife was talking with her mother, I stuck to Avito, just scrolling aimlessly through the recommendations feed. My eyes caught on an advertisement for the sale of the Motorola Verve Buds 300 wireless headset, which, because of my love for the Motorola brand, I wanted to purchase for testing, but did not, as I counted 2,500 rubles. a big amount for the experiment.

And then the person was ready to part with the device for 300 rubles. That's just bad luck, the headset was conditionally working - according to the seller, the headphones refused to mate with each other, working as two separate devices. And, judging by the style of presenting the problem, the person knows what forums are, and has tried all known methods. But guys, 300 rubles! Yes, some batteries in these headphones will cost twice as much! Decided to take it. An additional argument in favor of taking the risk was the fact that the person lives in the same house as his parents, only in the next entrance. This is fate.

20 minutes and I have the headset.

A fine metal cylinder, on the ends of which headphones are fixed on magnets. And yes, they don't match. Now finding a solution is a matter of principle. We read the forum and understand that there is only one option - to do a full reset.

We do the reset according to the instructions. And nothing. And then, remembering the nuances of pairing one of the generations of Samsung Buds headsets, namely the need for manipulations in the case, we are trying to transfer this experience to Moto. We charge the case and do a reset without removing the headphones from the case, and then, keeping in mind that it is often the left earbud that is the lead one, without removing the headphones from the case, turn on the left earphone first, and then right. We wait a few seconds and rejoice - pairing has happened!

We do a reset according to the instructions. And nothing. And then, remembering the nuances of pairing one of the generations of Samsung Buds headsets, namely the need for manipulations in the case, we are trying to transfer this experience to Moto. We charge the case and do a reset without removing the headphones from the case, and then, keeping in mind that it is often the left earphone that is the leader, without removing A beautiful furnished house for rent at kagugu A beautiful furnished house for rent at kagugu headphones from the case, turn on the left earphone first, and then the right one. We wait a few seconds and rejoice - pairing has happened!

Now this is a full-fledged headset with good rich sound and a battery life of about 3 hours.

As a result, a little risk, a little curiosity, and for 300 rubles. and an hour of time we have at our disposal a headset worth 3,000 rubles. Yes, there was a risk, but 300 rubles is not a serious amount that you can risk.

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Another example I've used several times already is the Samsung Galaxy Buds/Galaxy Buds+.

Samsung Galaxy Buds/Galaxy Buds+

On the same Avito, ads periodically appear for the sale of these headsets in a partially working condition, when only one earphone is working. The reason is simple - at one point a person is faced with a non-working one earpiece. Any external attempts to bring the earpiece to life do not lead to results, people despair and either throw the device in a drawer or put it up for sale at a reasonable price. One of these purchased lots is Galaxy Buds for 800 rubles.

Risk? What more. But it's interesting! And also, if you ask the owners about how this happened, almost everyone will say that they didn’t use the headset for some time, and after turning on one earpiece showed no signs of life. And most often it will be the left earpiece (master).

My first thought was the assumption that from the point of view of iron, everything is in order with the headphones.

To test my guess, I bought this headset as an experiment.

And then I took it apart and checked the battery. By the way, the Buds series is very easy to understand. You need a sharp object and a little accuracy and perseverance.

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By the way, Buds+ are even easier to disassemble, and getting to the battery is very easy, so even a person who is far from repairs can handle disassembling Buds+. The main thing is not to rush.

Actually, after disassembling and removing the battery, I first tried to turn on the earphone with a different battery, and it worked (alas, I didn’t take a photo, it wasn’t before). So it's definitely the battery. Googling the battery gave disappointing results - a little expensive (about 1000 rubles for the original Varta battery). And then I thought about this: lithium batteries have such a property - when they are deeply discharged, they go into protection mode and do not respond to standard charging currents. And lying idle for a long time, besides the lead earpiece, could just lead to a deep discharge and, as a result, the battery goes into protection mode.

It remains to verify the guess, why the wires from the phone charger were directly connected to the battery, and the charger was plugged into the outlet for just a few seconds. Putting the battery back, collecting the earpiece and putting it in the case, I saw a charge indication! Hooray. The guesses turned out to be correct, and the repair was elementary.

After that, I tested my guess six or seven more times by buying similar Buds/Buds+ with one working ear and reviving them in 15 minutes. And then it became uninteresting and boring. But I will definitely find something similar and interesting, especially since there are always offers.

Therefore, buying from hand is not always a problem and money wasted. Sometimes this is an opportunity to have a good time with your favorite hobby and, if you wish, even earn some money.

But this is a personal experience, which will not necessarily be successful, as there is always a risk.

The only question is how much you are willing to take risks and what it will give you.

How do you feel about buying devices from your hands? What if it is a device with a known defect? I know that some are ready to buy broken cars for restoration, but what about electronics?