3 Tips for Buying a Refurbished iPhone

by Duane Tutchen on September 01, 2022

Anyone trying to save money should consider purchasing a refurbished iPhone, especially in today's market, where the cost of a new model may easily reach $1,000.

Moreover, purchasing a refurbished phone benefits the environment and saves money because it increases the device's lifespan and prevents it from ending up in landfill.

Are you thinking about buying a refurbished iPhone? If so, keep on reading this article to learn about what you should consider when you go to buy a used phone.

Know What You're Buying

Not every company has the same definition of "refurbished." In the end, you're purchasing a previously used phone, that was most likely bought one or two years ago and either returned or traded in for a discount on a new device.

However, there is typically a distinction between a used phone you might acquire on eBay or Gumtree and a refurbished iPhone.

Manufacturers and large retailers like Dick Smith and Kogan offer refurbished phones that are "certified", meaning they have undergone an inspection and sometimes an upgrade to ensure they are in good working order.

Apple claims that the refurbished iPhones it sells directly, both online and in its retail locations, are repaired using the same replacement components as new devices. The new battery, shell, cords, accessories, and even the white box are all brand-new. Additionally, refurbished iPhones come with a 12-month warranty.

Get Protection

Refurbished items without a warranty should be avoided. For a whole year, Apple and Samsung guarantee their refurbished smartphones. The warranty from Dick Smith is only valid for 6 months.

In addition to the warranty (in terms of protection), you should buy a durable phone case for your new iPhone.

Understand the Return Policy

If there is a technical issue, it can take some time for the phone to arrive. Take care to test the equipment completely after receiving it, paying close attention to any cosmetic issues.

Additionally, we advise choosing a seller who offers hassle-free returns, so the goods may be returned for a refund or replacement after purchase if something is not quite right.

Buy a Refurbished iPhone From Us

If you're in the market for a new iPhone, you should consider purchasing a refurbished iPhone from us. For one, you'll be saving a lot of money when buying secondhand. Secondly, you'll also be helping out the environment!

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