My old HP laptop worked for about four years. One day it got damaged and would no longer come up. I took it to the repairer, who advised me to replace it with another one rather than waste money on repairs that won’t last. He even said the cost of repair will be too expensive. So, I got upset and put it on the shelf.
I couldn’t live without a laptop. Constantly wanted go to social networks, play games or read the news. Money was scarce. At work, I had problems and couldn’t even afford to buy a laptop on credit.
My girlfriend said that I should go to Jiji.ng. She said many Nigerians are already long selling different things on the website and finding jobs and services they need. I visited the site, hoping to find people who want to sell laptops at cheap rates.
Luck was with me from the first ads I saw. A lady, Janet, wants to sell her Samsung laptop because she wants to buy a tablet. I decided to learn all about it. I called her for more enquiries. She said the laptop is still available, but there’s a small crack on its body, and the charger is no longer working.
So, I would have to buy a new charger. To me, that’s no problem, since a charger doesn’t cost more than N1,500. But I would need to see the laptop first before deciding.
We met in front of a popular restaurant in Surulere, where she showed me the laptop. I immediately fell in love with it, as it still looked clean, but for the small crack on its undersurface. I didn’t even bother to beat down the price because I loved what I saw. I counted the money and gave it to her.
Out of joy, Janet said, “Yippee, I’ll go buy my Lenovo tablet tomorrow.” I was happy, too. So, two people helped each other. It was a win-win situation.