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Refurbished Items Were Once Defective
When most people hear refurbished, they think used, defective, and risk, which just shouldn’t be the case. However, most individuals fail to realize the true meaning of the term “refurbished” means to be renovated, refreshed, or repaired. This means that yes some refurbished items were defective, but, not all of them. In fact, the majority of devices that are considered refurbished are labeled refurbished for simple reasons ranging from:
- A product was once a demo display at a store or event
- A company has an abundant amount of one specific device in stock at the time of a new variation release
- A product was damaged during shipping and can no longer be considered new
- A product has been returned due to a customer no longer wanting it, better price, wrong description, and can no longer be considered new.
Another important thing to note about refurbished devices is the fact that these devices must meet specific requirements in order to even be considered for refurbishment. As a result, this makes it easier for consumers to spot the difference between used and refurbished. When a device is refurbished, this means that the device has been repaired with brand new parts as compared to used devices that have not been inspected nor repaired by certified technicians.