Price increases in new phone prices increased second-hand sales. Citizens who could not buy new phones due to high prices also started to have their phones repaired.
Due to the fluctuations in the market in recent days, new phone prices have increased. Due to reasons such as the ongoing supply and chip problem due to the pandemic, mobile phone prices are burning, while the interest in second-hand phones is increasing. Citizens who want to buy a new phone, while they can’t buy a new phone due to high prices, have their phone repaired and continue to use it. Tradesmen, who say that sales of second-hand phones have increased by 2 to 3 times compared to last year, say that they cannot keep up with the demands.
“I CAN’T KEEP UP WITH THE DEMAND”
Dursun Ali Azizoglu, who stated that the citizens prefer phones that will not make any loss when they sell, has been selling phones for 14 years. Stating the importance of buying second-hand phones from reliable places, Azizoglu said, “We also have new phone sales, but I mainly sell second-hand phones.The increase in new phone prices affected the sales of second-hand phones. As the price of new phones increases, the prices of second-hand phones also increase. Plus, in addition to this, the citizen has now turned to more repairs. Rather than buying a new phone, he had his own phone repaired and started using it. My second hand phone sales were also high last year, but this year it has almost doubled. I can’t keep up with the demands. Citizens generally prefer phones that will not make a loss when they sell. When buying a second-hand phone, it should be bought from reliable places.”
Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz