All I wanted was an older phone that could use the 128gb microSD cards I have as well as being able to hook up to a TV via HDMI. I found what I was looking for at a reasonable price and then spent the next couple of days, essentially my weekend, communicating with the seller to complete the sale. The phone I found had some cracks and cosmetic damage but was apparently fully functional which is just fine for my needs. But here I am again, up too late, bitching about flaky, inconsistent sellers.

The plan was to use just one device for audio whilst flying in a few weeks as well as for video whilst visiting friends and family, figuring 128gb would be sufficient. But unless I find something else I guess I’m going back to a multiple device solution. I wanted something smaller than a tablet, but if it comes down to it I may be able to use an ancient Nook HD+ if I root it and it can handle large microSD cards.

That was just one device. I won’t go into the ordeal of trying to acquire the Lenovo tablet I also found. I’m going to guess that a lot of the stuff I find for sale is of questionable ownership status and that I probably don’t want to be dealing with these people. You know things are weird when eBay seems like a viable alternative...