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Blue Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini UK SIM-Free - £55.58 (Used - good) @ Amazon Warehouse
Blue Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini UK SIM-Free - £55.58 (Used - good) @ Amazon Warehouse

Blue Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini UK SIM-Free - £55.58 (Used - good) @ Amazon Warehouse

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Seems a good deal for this popular phone. £55.58 is for good and V good is £58.14. White is from £87.37

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Refurbished /Used

Can we use PRICELES5 if using mastercard to get£5 off?

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jannah

Can we use PRICELES5 if using mastercard to get£5 off?

why not get to checkout and find out for yourself .. it takes minutes ?

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hot

Used - Very Good £2.64 xtra for pristine packaging and under 0.64 scratches if buying as a present.

How long does the battery last on these?

Terrible phone ! In my opinion btw ...

mcseguy

Refurbished /Used

Used to be known as 2nd hand!!!

Word of warning here. I bought a "Used - Like New" S3 mini from Amazon Warehouse two days ago (for about £10 more than the current price - it has dropped which is good news). I deliberately chose a listing described as pristine because frankly I can't be bothered with guessing how bad the scratches really are, and I liked the idea of a pristine box too.

First problem - no charger.

Second problem - SIM not working. On closer inspection the SIM card slot was badly damaged and one of the metal pins was broken - there were marks from something sharp like a screwdriver all around the slot. Yet in spite of all this the box has a sticker saying "inspected" on it. It would have taken 5 seconds to spot this obvious damage if they'd bothered to take the battery out.

No problem I thought - this is Amazon, known for their excellent return policies - I'll do a live chat and they'll send out a replacement without waiting for my return. This may be obvious to some (but I am sure it won't be known to everyone reading this thread), but "Amazon Warehouse Deals" are a "fulfilled by Amazon" merchant - with only 93% feedback! They don't deal like the main Amazon website and although they did agree to my returning the item, but I have to wait days for the refund and in the meantime have no phone.

And I wouldn't describe the box as "pristine" either, if you are thinking of buying a present.

To be honest 9 out of 10 times I'm sure it will be fine, but be warned.

i was hoping to sell my old one for £70, dont think im going to get much with this sort of deal around! doh!

eM_De

Terrible phone ! In my opinion btw ...



here here, still a hot deal though.

Superb phone and battery better than the newer S4 mini.

I got one through the Hotdeals Carphone Warehouse deal at £70 for a brand new one

My contract phone is broken, can I use this or is sim free for payg only??

Nice price! Thanks! Would make an excellent spare phone.

From 69.99 on upgrade for a new phone at carphone warehouse

I've got £68 in gift cards trying to decide between this, the ace 3 or ace 4. looking to spend £125 total for a present would like to have 4g but doesn't have too.

FAYGO

My contract phone is broken, can I use this or is sim free for payg only??

yes that's exactly what I'm doing.

The main descriptions are the same, "good, very good" but each one has a different description, some with items missing although described as very good.
Are these phones despatched by their main headings, so any one that was described as v good is picked regardless of their individual condition?

The problem with used phones is the higj chance of battery being so usrd that its life cycle is smaller hence the device doesn't last as long as on a new battery. So even if the phone is mint condition there's bo eay of knowing how much the battery lasts until you use it for a week or two.

maybe I'm silly but my last concern is health of battery when they are £3 to replace give or take.

Ancient phone now better to pay extra and get a decent phone for under £100

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Neostar

How long does the battery last on these?




Battery horrific.

Probably OK for the price but not a great phone. There's loads of bloatware on it too, which slows it down considerably. Furthermore, trying to root it too is problematic.

If it were actually possible to remove all the bloatware on the phone, it might actually be easier to use.

Borat

Ancient phone now better to pay extra and get a decent phone for under … Ancient phone now better to pay extra and get a decent phone for under £100

Depends on your perspective. I have a tight budget and phone only needs to last a year. Whether old tech or not the s3 mini still looks the business. I was considering a low end Lumia or Xperia E1 at same price, but cheaper Lumias look plasticky and I compared specs between s3 mini and E1 and there wasn't a lot in it. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong but think E1 only has 512k ram. Not helpful. Moto G still more than £100.

kabs

The main descriptions are the same, "good, very good" but each one has a … The main descriptions are the same, "good, very good" but each one has a different description, some with items missing although described as very good. Are these phones despatched by their main headings, so any one that was described as v good is picked regardless of their individual condition?

Having posted the above detail of my problems with Amazon Warehouse I'm not totally confident but I think the fact that the listing are separate rather than generalised probably does mean that they are describing the individual phone.

lookatmywad

Probably OK for the price but not a great phone. There's loads of … Probably OK for the price but not a great phone. There's loads of bloatware on it too, which slows it down considerably. Furthermore, trying to root it too is problematic.If it were actually possible to remove all the bloatware on the phone, it might actually be easier to use.



androidcentral.com/stu…pps
(Linked from here at XDA)

Bought a "Good" LG G" recently from Amazon Warehouse and it was bran new with all seals on. Just the box was opened.
As far as I can tell it depends on luck what you get. I bought it with the knowledge that if not happy you can always send it back.

Delighted with mine though

terminata4

CommentBattery horrific.

my battery lasted a 12 hour shift listening to an audio book, surfing and texting on every break and would still make it home with 40% left. I don't think that's too horrible. this phone has 1gb ram compared to the 512 of the e1 and rooting hard? how did you get that its a couple if clicks.

the moto e is far far better phone than this.don't bother its junk

Very laggy phone, wasn't great. Would be better of with the moto e. This is a good price for what it is though OP.

Can you use Sky Go onthis or the moto e and are either 4g ready?

whitecarlos

Can you use Sky Go onthis or the moto e and are either 4g ready?


Just get a Moto G 4G

Neo....can I get one for 50 quid?

steveyboy79

Word of warning here. I bought a "Used - Like New" S3 mini from Amazon … Word of warning here. I bought a "Used - Like New" S3 mini from Amazon Warehouse two days ago (for about £10 more than the current price - it has dropped which is good news). I deliberately chose a listing described as pristine because frankly I can't be bothered with guessing how bad the scratches really are, and I liked the idea of a pristine box too.First problem - no charger.Second problem - SIM not working. On closer inspection the SIM card slot was badly damaged and one of the metal pins was broken - there were marks from something sharp like a screwdriver all around the slot. Yet in spite of all this the box has a sticker saying "inspected" on it. It would have taken 5 seconds to spot this obvious damage if they'd bothered to take the battery out.No problem I thought - this is Amazon, known for their excellent return policies - I'll do a live chat and they'll send out a replacement without waiting for my return. This may be obvious to some (but I am sure it won't be known to everyone reading this thread), but "Amazon Warehouse Deals" are a "fulfilled by Amazon" merchant - with only 93% feedback! They don't deal like the main Amazon website and although they did agree to my returning the item, but I have to wait days for the refund and in the meantime have no phone.And I wouldn't describe the box as "pristine" either, if you are thinking of buying a present.To be honest 9 out of 10 times I'm sure it will be fine, but be warned.



I've bought several phones from amazon warehouse over the last few years and had no problems at all. Amazon Warehouse Deals is a trading name of Amazon EU Sarl, and is part of the Amazon.com. It is not surprising that the terms of trading for amazon warehouse are not as comprehensive as amazon.co.uk, given that they are selling used/refurb products at a significant discount off normal retail prices. The terms of trading are clearly laid out IMO but your reminder is timely.

I have bought many refurb electronic items over the years from numerous different suppliers. With a few notable exceptions, the standard of refurb checking is deplorable and below the standard i would expect from a trained monkey. It appears that the process is a) switch on power, if it lights up then 'pass' and on to stage b. b) polish screen with a clean cloth and place in grade A bin.

The moral is that refurbs are potentially a great way of getting a bargain but it is a bit of a lottery. You are balancing a risk to gain some money. i.e. taking a gamble. Luckily, the uk distance selling regs are there if you are not happy with the product when it's received. Second bit of learning is that buying refurbs requires a bit of give and take e.g. your interpretation of pristine packaging is clearly different from that of a monkey. So buying as a gift increases the risk even further. I'm 'careful' with cash but even i would not buy a refurb as a gift.

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UZOR

here here, still a hot deal though.



Not a bad deal but phone not worth a £10

steveyboy79

Word of warning here. I bought a "Used - Like New" S3 mini from Amazon … Word of warning here. I bought a "Used - Like New" S3 mini from Amazon Warehouse two days ago (for about £10 more than the current price - it has dropped which is good news). I deliberately chose a listing described as pristine because frankly I can't be bothered with guessing how bad the scratches really are, and I liked the idea of a pristine box too.First problem - no charger.Second problem - SIM not working. On closer inspection the SIM card slot was badly damaged and one of the metal pins was broken - there were marks from something sharp like a screwdriver all around the slot. Yet in spite of all this the box has a sticker saying "inspected" on it. It would have taken 5 seconds to spot this obvious damage if they'd bothered to take the battery out.No problem I thought - this is Amazon, known for their excellent return policies - I'll do a live chat and they'll send out a replacement without waiting for my return. This may be obvious to some (but I am sure it won't be known to everyone reading this thread), but "Amazon Warehouse Deals" are a "fulfilled by Amazon" merchant - with only 93% feedback! They don't deal like the main Amazon website and although they did agree to my returning the item, but I have to wait days for the refund and in the meantime have no phone.And I wouldn't describe the box as "pristine" either, if you are thinking of buying a present.To be honest 9 out of 10 times I'm sure it will be fine, but be warned.



People inserting Nano Sims into Micro Sim slots...
Moto G 2014 is susceptible to this, will eat a Nano sim, with little to no way of removing, without damaging pins. A Pin is about the best, into the edge of the sim card, and wiggle it, but can damage the contacts.
Amazon need to add sim card slots to the list of checks, before issuing a refund for returned items.

tightar5e

People inserting Nano Sims into Micro Sim slots...Moto G 2014 is … People inserting Nano Sims into Micro Sim slots...Moto G 2014 is susceptible to this, will eat a Nano sim, with little to no way of removing, without damaging pins. A Pin is about the best, into the edge of the sim card, and wiggle it, but can damage the contacts.Amazon need to add sim card slots to the list of checks, before issuing a refund for returned items.



I've used an adapter which got stuck and would not eject, used 2 pieces of rigid plastic film sandwiched the sim and pulled it out enough to grab with the fingers. I don't think the smooth surface of the film would cause any significant damage.

Samsung stores selling these for £75 in store. You'll have to check for their locations

1GB RAM.. might be an ok upgrade from an Xperia U?
gsmarena.com/com…033

presumably good ROM support.. are these really hard to root?

camera is better than Moto E?
gsmarena.com/com…376
Edited by: "Smiff" 8th Jan 2015

Terrible phone,cheap quality
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