Cell phones, tablets, smartwatches, and other devices that we’ve become reliant upon are expensive—and not only that, but it’s difficult to keep up with all the changes happening to our favorite brands as new releases come out every few months. For instance, just look at the release of the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X, which were released in the same year, but had drastically different features (and prices).
Luckily, it is easy to buy refurbished devices and get the perks of having the technology that you want while saving some money. Here are a few reasons why you might want to consider buying a refurbished phone or other product.
The obvious benefit is that refurbished electronics will save you money while providing you with the same quality of a new device. Since the phones, laptops, tablets, etc. have been used before, they’re sold at a discounted price. However, a company like MyWiT employs highly skilled technicians to repair the refurbished phones and other devices so that they’re in full working order.
Buying refurbished devices has a positive impact on the environment, which is an exciting prospect for environmentally minded people. Buying refurbished means you’re recycling a product that’s already been used, which will save resources and energy and prevents another item from being added into a landfill.
One of the great things about refurbished devices is that they often have warranties in place in case something goes wrong with your used product. It’s another reassuring instance where the facilities have your back after you’ve purchased your used product from them. While they ensure that the electronic devices have been repaired, sometimes a device might have an issue or the battery may wear off so that warranty is important to have!
While many might think that a used electronic would have a compromised quality, the condition of refurbished devices will be similar to newly purchased ones after they’ve been tested and repaired. There is a rigorous process for repairing phones that involves wiping the data, assessing the functionality of the devices, and conducting an inspection process. The phones are also externally cleaned before being sold. Many refurbished devices are sold with chargers and needed accessories, but not always in original packaging.
Great for Kids
Many parents opt to buy their children refurbished devices rather than paying full price for a new electronic. Unfortunately, kids don’t always have the best track record with no losing or breaking their electronics, so some parents find it worrisome to purchase a brand new device for them with those risks in mind. Refurbished phones, tablets, laptops, and other electronics allow kids to have the all the perks of owning their own electronics, perhaps with some minor surface damage, and less monetary worry from parents.
For those who don’t mind having a phone that isn’t the latest Samsung Galaxy or iPad, refurbished electronics are the best bet. You’ll save money while getting a product that works as if it was purchased new from the store. Plus, with warranties and helpful facilities such as MyWiT who want to guarantee customer satisfaction, you’ll have someone to rely on in case any issues arise along the way
The author Payel Dutta
Happy soul, fond of travelling and loves to read tech columns.