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I bought Samsung’s $90 wireless charger for $28: Here’s how I did it

by Danny Zepeda | February 24, 2018February 24, 2018 6:00 am PST

When Apple jumped on the wireless charging bandwagon last year, the technology officially became mainstream. Now, buying a wireless charger has become a necessity.

Wireless chargers are awesome. There’s no need to plug in any cables to your phone. You just place it on the pad and voila, it’s charging.

Finding the right wireless charger can be a challenge, but I have figured out the riddle.

The perfect wireless charger is Samsung’s Convertible Wireless Fast Charger. It comes with everything you could want from a wireless charger: premium build, fast charging, and it looks great.

There is only one problem: it’s expensive. The MSRP for the charger is $89.99. Going through Amazon might save you $20, but you’re still looking at dropping $70 for a wireless charger. That’s a tough proposition when there are a lot of good options for $25.

I just so happened to pick up Samsung’s model for $28, and I’m going to tell you how to do the same.

First, there are two things you need to know upfront: the wireless charger may be used and you’ll have to go through eBay, but the savings will be worth it in the end. If that’s a deal breaker, you are free to pay full price; if you are still interested, continue reading.

It all starts with doing the proper research on eBay. You can find listings for the Samsung Convertible Wireless Fast Charger easily, but finding the right one with the right price is more challenging.

Buying things on eBay can be sketchy. Don’t be alarmed if you feel this way—I did too—but once you find a reputable seller, you are golden.

In my research, I found many sellers selling the charger. The prices for them varied anywhere from $20 to $100, but I wanted the cheapest price.

Some of them aren’t very appealing. They’re either missing the cable, power brick or don’t come with the original box. None of these are deal breakers, but it’s something to keep in mind.

I stumbled upon a listing of the charger for $27.99 with everything, and I couldn’t pass it up. I pulled the trigger with extreme hesitation. 

I’m not going to lie, part of me didn’t even expect to receive the charger, or for it to arrive with some serious cosmetic damage. Thankfully, all my fears were put to rest when it finally arrived

One day, I arrived home with my charger waiting for me. I opened the box and I was aghast. Yes, the charger was used, but it was in impeccable shape, perfect even, as far as used products are concerned, as were the USB-C cable and Samsung Fast Charge power brick. Even the OEM box was in impressive shape.

Because I’m a cynic at heart, I awaited the charger to break down within a matter of days. I was proven wrong. It has been nearly four months and my wireless charger is still working great, charging my iPhone X without plugging any annoying cables.

That’s my experience with buying Samsung’s Wireless Fast Charger. Everything worked out for the best and I am happy with my purchase. I share it because nobody should pay $90 for a wireless charger.

Saving big money buying the best wireless charger is easy. It’s something anybody can do, you just have to do a little bit of work. Once you find the listing you like, it’s smooth sailing from there towards a life of wireless charging.


Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...

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