Date: 2 weeks ago   Category: Gadgets

Purchase of gray iPhone: what risks for the Ukrainian buyer it bears and as to avoid them


Why Ukrainians buy "gray" phones? What do they differ from official in? How to make sure that will sell you official model? Where to find the list of official sellers and the service centers of the equipment Apple? What goods are called "gray" and why Unlike the equipment which is officially imported for sale into the country (and undergone all necessary certification), the devices which appeared in the market bypassing legal distribution channels and without payment of customs duties and taxes are called "gray". So they are opposed to official deliveries which go "on white". The gray goods are not only violation of the provisions of the law, its sale contradicts the principles of the producer which cannot guarantee appropriate service of such device that bears risks and for its reputation. Why Ukrainians buy gray goods? The main reason of such purchase — lower price of goods arising not in a consequence of the market competition, and thanks to violations of the tax law. In other words, this price did not include customs duties and taxes. The Ukrainian market is very sensitive to a price factor, and mobile operators have no programs of grants for mobile phones as it is accepted in the countries with developed economy. What risks are born by purchase of gray iPhone? The world of modern electronics is difficult therefore producers also try to protect the user from bad client experience, controlling official deliveries. Phone which got on the shelf of shop bypassing official channels of distribution can be restored after repair and be on sale under the guise of new. Sale in itself of restored (refurbished) of phones — business quite legal, but in this case, first, restoration of iPhone happens at the plant assembling the equipment of Apple. And, secondly, the seller is obliged to warn the buyer that phone was restored after repair. The policy of Apple forbids sale of original components in the free market therefore phone restored not under control of the producer uses the informal or being in the use components which did not undergo strict control of quality. Besides, functionally cut down test samples of phones (for which, for example, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi can not work) can get to gray sales channels. Often to us on the market the phones intended for sale in other markets and attached (locked) under specific operators get. Before such sale they are reflashed (change the factory software), but the surprise can wait for the buyer after updating of a system through weather or year — having received updating, such iPhone can refuse to work because will receive updating of an insertion for the operator under whom it was created. As a result phone it will not be simple to work in network of the Ukrainian mobile operator that will cause a visit of the service center and downtime and/or money. How to define the informal equipment of Apple? All sales outlets authorized by Apple sell only official those

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