6 Things to Know Before Buying Refurbished
As cellular technology has continued to rapidly evolve over the past decade, so has the demand for refurbished devices. Forbes magazine details the industry as:
“The refurbished electronics market seems to be doing great, with the global refurbished smartphone market (13% y/y growth) outpacing the new smartphone market (3% y/y growth) in 2017.” (Forbes.com)
People are tired of paying thousands of dollars every year just for a new phone to be released, they just can’t afford it. The common misinterpretation is that refurbished isn’t worth it or that it’s too risky. Not only is refurbished cheaper, but the device is also usually repaired to be “like new” along with still having little wear and tear. In addition to price, and quality, buying refurbished brings awareness to the global issue of e-pollution. Yes, there are risks with buying refurbished but everything in life comes with risk. If you haven’t purchased a refurbished device, you’re missing out, it’s definitely something worth considering!
What Is The Difference Between Refurbished & Used?
One of the biggest issues with refurbished is that many individuals don’t know the difference between what it means to be used as compared to refurbished. The biggest difference between the two is that a refurbished device has been repaired or has had certain components replaced on the device by certified professional phone technicians. Used devices are not all guaranteed to be repaired and often have not been inspected as the device has accumulated wear and tear over the years. This means that used devices can be any age, as compared to refurbished devices that must have a certain life expectancy in order to even be considered refurbished at all. To further explain how serious the difference is, companies such as Apple are so strict regarding the quality of their refurbished devices that they even replace the battery and outer shell. Another key difference is that refurbished phones are usually sourced directly from trusted vendors, OEM or a large, reputable third-party vendor. Very seldom are used electronics sourced from certified vendors and even if they are this can’t typically be proven by the seller.
What Should I Know Before Buying Refurbished?
No matter what the purchase may be, all customers should have a clear understanding of what they are buying! As a refurbished electronics retailer we will be the first to tell you that these are the questions you must know when buying refurbished:
- Who performed the refurbishment?
- What is the return policy?
- Is this device covered under warranty?
- What is the condition of this device?
- What is the price difference between this refurbished product and a new product
- What sort of accessories does this device come with?
Why Trust Ecommsell?
Every business will advocate for why customers should trust them, but how many do you know are willing to go above and beyond to prove their loyalty to their customers? At Ecommsell, we take pride in what we offer and who we serve! Why trust us, trust us because we make sure our devices are refurbished by professional technicians who all have multiple years of hands-on experience. We are one of the few certified refurbished vendors who offer not only 30-day buyer remorse options but that that also offers a 90-day return policy. If that’s not enough, all of our devices come with accurate, in-depth descriptions that detail our different quality products (Like-New, Minor Imperfections, & Eco-friendy). In addition to reassuring our customers of our appreciation, we also make sure to offer competitive prices which average out to be 10-25% cheaper than brand new devices in most cases. Not only are our devices cheaper, but we also want our customers to be aware of the financial success that comes along with Phone Freedom. Life is already stressful enough, the last thing anyone needs is to have to deal with financial hardships! Trust us because when the world says finance a phone, Ecommsell advocates for Phone Freedom, cheaper devices, and reallocation of funds to things that actually make you happy!