1. shadow92's Avatar
    I want to buy secondhand playbook. My problem is what should i look out/ check for?? camera? battery life? & please tell how... tq..
    07-02-12 08:27 PM
  2. FF22's Avatar
    Stuck and/or dead pixels.

    Yes, the cameras have been known to be problematic. Make sure it gets a wifi connection.

    Battery life will be hard to judge with a casual inspection. Battery Guru ($) shows how many recharge cycles the pb has had.

    Is the power button too flat or slightly raised.

    Check if the back has a bulge - a small one is almost normal - large, not so good.
    07-02-12 09:55 PM
  3. FF22's Avatar
    Stuck and/or dead pixels.

    Yes, the cameras have been known to be problematic. Make sure it gets a wifi connection.

    Battery life will be hard to judge with a casual inspection. Battery Guru ($) shows how many recharge cycles the pb has had.

    Is the power button too flat or slightly raised.

    Check if the back has a bulge - a small one is almost normal - large, not so good.
    07-02-12 10:11 PM
  4. jpash549's Avatar
    As always the character of the seller and ability to return or at least test for an hour before buying. Like a used car look for the little old lady from Pasadena.
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    07-03-12 01:02 AM
  5. G550Pilot's Avatar
    Only buy in person and buy the seller, not the item.

    You should be able to spend 10mins at a Starbucks etc with the person and the playbook to know if its a decent purchase.

    I see plenty on craigslist near me in the $100 range so its not a huge risk either way.
    07-03-12 05:41 AM
  6. pacoman03's Avatar
    Only buy in person and buy the seller, not the item.


    I see plenty on craigslist near me in the $100 range so its not a huge risk either way.
    Be wary of any craigslist posts for playbooks that don't have pictures. They're likely sham posts and you'll be wasting a lot of time.
    07-03-12 08:38 AM
  7. blusls's Avatar
    Geeks.com has refurbished ones.
    07-03-12 09:37 AM
  8. shadow92's Avatar
    thank you for all your advice...
    07-03-12 07:09 PM
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