Buying second-hand tablets and iPads can be a gold mine, here's what to look out for

buying second-hand tablets can help with the cost of living crisis
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Having worked in a second-hand goods retail store, I can assure you that there's no better feeling than securing a bargain and purchasing the latest tech at a steal price. Many consumers are wary of buying second hand technology, and rightly so, but it's not as scary as you think and you're doing the planet a favor in the process.

If you're buying something second-hand, most reputable stores and businesses will offer you a long warranty period to ensure that you can buy with confidence. The devices are always tested to a checklist criteria when initially sold to the establishment, and a guarantee offered in the form of warranty that, should anything go wrong with unpredictable hardware, you can have your device replaced.

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.