26/04/2018

How Much Can You Save Buying Refurbished?

How Much Can You Save Buying Refurbished?

Everyone loves a bargain. However, in the world of mobile phone handsets, the word bargain usually denotes entry-level devices. Nevertheless, one often overlooked element of the mobile phone market is the refurbished handset.

If you are serious about saving money why not look at purchasing a refurbished handset device today? Here are the top five reasons to get a refurbished handset.

Refurbished Handsets – A Cheaper Way of getting a Brand-New Handset

Refurbished devices are pre-loved devices looking for a new forever home – okay talking about a handset like a pet isn’t the right approach, but the dynamics of rehoming play a part. You see, buying a pedigree dog is much more expensive than donating towards a rescue dog. The same dynamics are in play when one moves away from prestige handsets in favour of refurbished handsets. You can save money and find a bargain – and hopefully a device that will accomplish all that you demand from it. Refurbished devices, aren’t “second-hand”, they have been tested and genuinly refurbished and resold accordingly. Another key point is that refurbished handsets should work like they are brand new. This is what differentiates refurbished handsets from “second-hand” devices.

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Categorisation of Refurbished Handsets

You should be aware that refurbished handsets are categorised. This is because of the standard (or grading) of the handset being refurbished. This is about understanding the process of refurbishment. It also incorporates the visual context of the handset – which means an A grade device is in tip top condition, whereas a refurbished grade C handset will have cosmetic issues. However, different refurbishment platforms categorise in different ways.

Refurbished Devices can save you nearly 25-40% on the original handset value

Buying a handset that has undergone professional refurbishment can lead to massive savings. Apple to HTC, the savings can be astronomical. The Samsung Galaxy S7 costs £499 brand new. However, refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8 handsets can have hundreds off the ticket price and work out to be £100 cheaper than brand-new Galaxy S7 released 2 years ago. But don’t think you’ll grab the latest devices from top manufacturers. The lifecycle of mobiles results in a twelve-month differentiation between newer handsets and their availability within the refurbished market place.

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Help the Environment

Buying a refurbished handset can help save the world – quite literally. You may know here at Compare and Recycle, we encourage the mantra of Reduce, Re-use, Recycle and may have seen our #GreenTuesday campaign By recycling handsets, you are actively helping to reduce e-waste and carbon pollution. The average smartphone has a lot of minerals being used to help make it work – including palladium, cobalt, silver, copper and gold. The act of mining these metals results in a massive environmental impact. By re-using a handset, one can help make the planet a little bit greener.

Refurbished handsets are predominantly unlocked

Did you know that the average refurbished handset is unlocked? This means you don’t have to stay loyal to your phone company. You can grab discounts and offers with both hands.

So, what’s stopping you from finding your dream refurbished handset? Why not visit our new refurbished mobile comparison section to find out how much you could save?

Andrew

Andrew

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