Do you buy smartphones on Allegro? You will appreciate these changes

Many Allegro users have complained for years about imprecise definitions of product status. The existing terms “new” and “used” in real life are sometimes insufficient.

If, for example, someone buys a smartphone by subscription, unboxes it to assess its technical condition and puts it up for sale, which category should it be connected to? It’s not a factory condition, so it’s hard to describe such a phone as completely “new”. On the other hand, it’s also unfair to throw it in a bag with phones in your pocket for months on end.

Allegro noticed this problem and prepared a solution.

Allegro introduces 14 product states. Smartphones can now be ‘new’, ‘used’ or have ‘open packaging’

In the press release, the site boasts of updating its regulations and the obligation to more precisely define the state of the product sold. If the seller lists the goods as “new”, they should now be undamaged.

Below are 14 simplified descriptions of settings that came into effect with the rule change.

New – this value indicates that the product is new, that is to say unused, unopened, unpackaged and undamaged. It must be in its original packaging and have manufacturer’s marks intact – for example, tags on clothing. This product should show no signs of use.

New with a defect – this value indicates that the product is new, unused, unopened and unpackaged but damaged. However, this damage does not affect the use of the product. Product identified as new with a defect must be in the original packaging and bear the manufacturer’s marks intact – for example, tags next to clothing.

Used – this value identifies the product that was previously used. It may have signs of use, but is fully functional and works as expected. A used product may not have certain parts or accessories, such as screws (for furniture).

retreaded – a value which uniquely identifies the condition of the tyres. This applies to tires that have been reconditioned – they have a new tread layer. These tires are intact and no more than 5 years old. They must be verified by pressure tests.

Manufacturer Refurbished – this value identifies the product with little or no traces of use. This product has been professionally tested, cleaned and refurbished by the manufacturer or distributor and meets the requirements described in the specifications. The product is in new or replacement packaging. Has original or new accessories.

Dealer Refurbished, Reconditioned or Refurbished – each of these values ​​represents the product that has been returned to service. It is a checked, cleaned, repaired and fully functional product. Shows little to no signs of use. It may or may not be sold in its original packaging. Has original or new accessories.

Post-exposure – this value identifies the product which may not have its original packaging or protective packaging. It may be in replacement packaging or in the original unsealed packaging. A product identified as exhibit may show slight signs of use, but is fully functional and works as intended. Has original or new accessories.

Opened, Refurbished or New without tags – each of these values ​​represents a product that may not have its original packaging or its protective packaging. It may be in replacement packaging or in the original unsealed packaging. The product is in good condition and comes with original accessories. It is not worn and any signs of use are only related to its reconditioning.

After the return – this value identifies the product which may not have its original packaging or protective packaging. It may be in replacement packaging or in the original unsealed packaging. The product is in good condition and comes with original accessories. It is not worn, and any traces of use are the result of a short time of use or reconditioning.

Broken or in pieces – this value identifies the product or its component that may not perform as expected and is not fully operational. This value applies to products that are faulty, need repair, or are missing essential parts.

Incomplete, incomplete or incomplete set – each of these values ​​identifies a product with little or no traces of use. It may not be in its original packaging and may not contain items that were part of the original kit.

With disassembly or After disassembly – this value specifies a disassembled product with a minimum of traces of use related, among other things, to assembly, transport or preparation for sale. It may not be in its original packaging or protective packaging. It may be in replacement packaging or in the original unsealed packaging.

To renovate – this value identifies a vintage product with visible signs of use or material deterioration that can be removed or repaired. The appearance of the product does not affect its use. The product defined as For renovation does not need to have the original packaging.

Does not require renovation – this value specifies a vintage product that does not show very visible signs of use or deterioration of the material. This product has not been renovated and does not require any renovation – its appearance does not differ significantly from its original state. The product works and can be used as intended. It does not need to have the original packaging.

All buyers should appreciate these changes. Selling offers of products that meet expectations will become much easier.

Miron Nurski, editor-in-chief of Komórkomania

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