Getting a new phone is fun! It’s like opening a Christmas present on your birthday at your best friend’s Bar Mitzvah. But buying a phone can be confusing, and there’s a lot of secrets that “Big Phone” doesn’t want you to know when picking out your new device. Here are 7 easy tips for what to do when buying a new phone.
1. Do Your Research
What do you want in a phone? A nice camera, GPS, and a text messenger are all nice features but more importantly make sure you know what a phone is before you buy.
Helpful Hint: Type “What a phone is” into Bing.com for help!
2. Shop Around for the Best Deal
Nowadays you can buy a phone almost anywhere and every place will have a different price. So whether it’s Best Buy, Radio Shack, or Boston Market make sure you go to as many stores as possible.
Helpful Hint: Sometimes movie theaters have ads before films, maybe they’ll have one for phones!
3. Check the Tires
This one is very important. Some places will try and pass off a used phone as new. The quickest way to know if you’re being swindled is with a swift kick to one of the tires.
Helpful Hint: Be assertive. Your salesperson will act like they don’t know what you’re talking about.
4. Don’t Accidentally Buy An Ice Cream Sandwich
This one has happened to ALL of us.
Helpful Hint: An ice cream sandwich will melt, a phone might.
5. Toss it Around!
Make sure your new phone has a good weight and feel to it for when you play catch. The last thing you want is to show up to the park and embarrass yourself before the big game.
Helpful Hint: Bring your Dad and test out your throw in the store!
6. Don’t Fall For The “You’re Gonna Want A Case” Trick
This is the oldest trick in the book.
Helpful Hint: Read Auston Habershaw’s “The Oldest Trick” book before you buy.
7. Sometimes They’ll Let You Taste It First
If the salesperson opens the phone and pours a little bit out that’s for you to taste before you buy. Smell the phone and swirl some around in your mouth before you agree.
Helpful Hint: Want to Impress your date? Order your phone in French!
– Ryan Doris 08/04/2017