Selling your old smartphone in Kenya might come with its own risks. There are issues of trust on both sides involved if meeting for the first time. What platform to use, safest places to meet up, and many other concerns arise on possible fraud. Badili Africa is a smartphone buyback platform that seeks to give you instant payout for your old device. So, is it safe to sell your phone to Badili? Here is how they tackle security concerns.
First, selling a phone to Badili is a short three-step process of turning your old phone into cash, all at the convenience of your home or workplace. All you have to do is specify the brand and model of the phone you want to sell. Whether it is a Tecno Camon 15, Samsung S10 or the iPhone XR, the process takes just 60 seconds.
A phone evaluation form available on the Badili website will determine the condition and viability of your phone in exchange for the perfect price for you. This eliminates the need to scour the city or social media platforms for a business or person that will accept your old phones.
Secondly, Badili offers the perk of receiving fast payment when selling old phones. Once a Badili technician completes the evaluation during drop off, payment is processed instantly and sent to your bank account or MPESA wallet. Badili is currently doing drop offs at their ABC office premises in Westlands, Nairobi. In this way, monetary fraud and other forms of deception are eliminated.
After agreeing on the final price, you get to erase data on the device with the help of a Badili agent. In their other sell-out program, users get their hands on a variety of phone models that Badili has reconditioned through the above buyback program. As a result, anyone who buys these phones won’t be able to access any data.