Many Lagosians buy almost everything in traffic because they are unable to go to the market after a hectic day at work. The truth though is that you may regret patronising street traders. This is not only because it is against the law to buy things in traffic, the standard of some of the items sold is very low and nothing to write home about. Jumia Travel presents five tech gadgets you should never buy in Lagos traffic.
- Phone charger/battery
Phone chargers and batteries are meant to have ampere to make it compatible with your phone. You can either buy a 1 amp charger or 2.1 amp charger. If you buy the wrong charger, your phone may explode. The fact is these items sold on the street don’t have any of these features. These chargers are just produced with the mindset that it will work with any device. This is impossible. It is either the charger is too slow or won’t work at all. The same goes for batteries.
This is the least item you should think of buying in traffic. Most of the earpiece/headphones are write-offs and fake. If you don’t want to waste every time on replacement, you should save money to buy an original one.
Yes, you can buy a phone on the road. If you buy these phones, you will not be allowed to test it whether it is working properly or not. The attraction is just that these phones are very cheap. Chances are that the phone may be stolen and that could get you in trouble with law enforcement agents.
- Power bank
It is good to own a power bank especially if you are travelling. However, you should not buy these banks at motor parks and in traffic because they hardly work. You can either order online or go to a store.
- Memory card/flash drive
Flash drives or memory cards are used for transferring files and data. So, if you don’t want to lose your files, be mindful of where you buy them.
Contributed by Adeniyi Ogunfowoke, PR Associate, Jumia Travel