Released later in the year than the Samsung Galaxy “S” models, the Note range starts as a preview for some of the technology that will be found in next years Galaxy S model, so what you can find is what was at the time real bleeding edge technology, and of course a stylus to use on that huge 6.3 inch AMOLED screen.
The Note 8 didn’t sell in quite the same huge proportions as the main Galaxy range, so finding places to buy a new device are few and far between, what you can find is many different retailers selling refurbished models on the Compare and Recycle website where they have bought devices from people looking to recycle them, refurbished them ready to sell again.
One of the main benefits of choosing to buy refurbished is that you are saving a considerable percentage off the retail price of a new device and even more so than if you choose to buy a device on contract as the interest on top of the device can really bump up the cost over the course of two years. By buying refurbished, you can often buy interest free and spread the cost over three months using Klarna, or use PayPal credit to get 0% interest over an extended period if you are still keen on splitting payments. There are plenty of options to get the device you want for less.
When you choose to buy refurbished, you are also curbing the demand for brand new devices, which is the more environmentally sustainable choice as every new device costs up to 150kg in carbon emissions during the process of mining and manufacturing, so buying a refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note is not only better for your wallet, it’s better for the environment too.