Does anyone have any tips on how/where to buy ethical (ie not stolen) used electronics? I’m probably going to need to replace my iPhone 5 in the next year or so and reeeaaally don’t want to pay a grand for a new phone. My current phone was a hand-me-down from a family member so it’s been a while since I was in the market for a phone.
I’ve looked at Craigslist, Nextdoor, and Facebook Marketplace and still don’t have a sense for how to screen out scams and stolen property; does anyone have advicef? Any phrases to watch out for, questions to ask? Or is buying a refurbished option the safer option?