There are several ways to buy your new mobile phone without paying for a full price. You could check out eBay and be on the lookout for someone who is selling their new phone for discount. One of the reason they could be selling their new phone would be that they got it for a big discount, from their phone carrier, probably by signing up for two years contract phone plans.
However, you should be very cautious as there are sellers on eBay or Amazon, who are dishonest and they could be sending you brick phones which doesn't work. They also usually do not have a return policy which can get you stuck out of thousand of dollars.
If a deal is too good to be true for a new phone from a particular seller, then that should be a red flag for you to do further investigation before deciding on buying from that seller. Look at their reviews section and find out, if there were other people who might have given bad ratings reviews, after experiencing a bad transaction. Most people would be compelled to give a bad ratings reviews if they had been duped by that seller.
There are honest retail stores who does sell discounted new phones. They typically buy new phones in bulk from distributor located outside Canada like Europe, China or India, and sell for a profit here in Canada.
Although the retail stores could be a honest seller, there are rare cases where their new phones doesn't work in Canada, with some phone carrier company network, such as wind mobile, Chart, or Koodo as examples. The simple reason being that their phones were manufactured for sale in Europe, Asia, South America, Middle East or Africa region.
You must have been aware that most phone manufacturer such as Samsung, Apple, LG makes slightly different model for regions around the world. This is so that their phones would work with the various phone networks present in various countries of the world. But if you buy a new phone from one country and use it in other country, there could be a chance your phone might not work. It is because maybe your home country phone network doesn't yet have the same frequency band that your new phones works on.
It happened to me in the past, when I visited China the first time and found a good deal with a brand new Xiaomi Phone with 4g capability. So I bought the Xiaomi phone and came back to Canada. I was disappointed to find that none of the phone company carrier network could support my phone data because the frequency band of my new Xiaomi phone wouldn't match with Canada's phone carrier network. I was able to make voice call and receive voice call but I couldn't use my phone data somehow.
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