Is buying a refurbished smartphone a good idea?

So, is buying a refurbished smartphone a good idea? The answer depends on many factors.

By: Nilakshi Pathak

Nowadays, most of the cell phone carriers guarantee 30-day return policies of their product. Customers have the freedom to return the smartphone that they have bought and no questions will be asked to them.

Is buying a refurbished smartphone a good idea?

These phones cannot be termed as new phones for obvious reasons. Are these phones old now? Well, these phones are now termed as “buyer’s remorse.” These phones will be checked in the stores and will be then sold as refurbished phones. So, is buying a refurbished smartphone a good idea? The answer depends on many factors.

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Why should you or should not go for a refurbished smartphone?

A used cell phone should cost you less. Someone has used that phone and after using it has decided to return it. This phone will surely come with a price drop. Make sure that the phone comes with a reasonable price drop. Apple iPhone can burn a hole in your pocket, but the refurbished version of iPhone will cost `you much less.

Also, when buying a refurbished phone, buy the one that comes with a warranty. You will get warranty in your refurbished phone only if it is repaired by the manufacturers. You may not receive any warranty if you get the used phone from a third party. It is because the third party will replace the defected part with non-original part of the smartphone and they, therefore, will not give you any warranty.

From where to buy a refurbished smartphone?

Amazon has dedicated one entire category to refurbished items which also includes refurbished phones. Amazon sells refurbished phones with a minimum warranty of six months. They are certified and are processed in a manner that they look similar to the original phones. You can get the brand that you love at money saving price.

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Wrap Up

Wrap Up

Buying a refurbished smartphone is a good idea if only you manage to get a warranty with it. Don't buy refurbished phones from a third-party seller. Always, go for the smartphones which are repaired by the manufactured. And don't forget to check the reviews of the refurbished smartphones before you buy them. Buying refurbished smartphone is a good idea only if you are careful about it.

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