Used. Refurbished. Pre-owned. These words offer inspire thoughts of “buyer beware.” Especially when it comes to technology. But, just like used cars, a used smartphone is not something to fear. In fact, according to Forbes: in 2017, used smartphone purchases grew by 13%. Some say that figure might even by 22%. Meanwhile, new phone sales are dropping due to increased costs. We’ve identified some of the many reasons people are choosing a refurbished smartphone over a new one, and how to make sure you buy the right one.
It’s a big savings
Smartphone prices are continuing to skyrocket, with some new devices costing upwards of $1,000 – if not more! Even devices that are just a year old can cost a pretty penny. A brand-new Apple® iPhone® X still retails for upwards of anywhere between $749 and $900 for a 64 GB. But a refurbished one from a trusted reseller like MyWiT® could cost around $650. That can be a huge savings over retail.
It’s a lot of options
Scared you might have the choice of a flip phone, a RazorTM or two cans and a piece of string? No need to worry. The variety of refurbished smartphones has grown over the last few years. So, while you may not be able to get the new folding smartphone, you won’t be stuck with a flip phone, either.
It’s not more likely to break
It’s only natural to think that something that’s used smartphone won’t last. But, when you buy a refurbished smartphone from a certified retailer like MyWiT, your preowned device will function just like it’s brand new. Retailers like MyWiT use a rigorous and meticulous inspection process to ensure that every phone that comes out of facility works just as intended.
It’s better for the environment
Millions of phones are discarded each year in favor of newer devices. That’s a lot electronic waste going into landfills, with potentially toxic chemicals going into our soil and water system. When you buy a refurbished smartphone, you’re not only giving a phone a second chance but also helping our planet.
It’s more practical
Smartphones continue to introduce new features like improved cameras, wireless charging and more. These innovations are great, but often don’t improve the overall experience. In short: it’s not a deal breaker. While many are worried about the next big thing, most people just want a device that will last and fit their basic needs. A refurbished phone will provide you with many of the same features you want, plus more, at a fraction of the price.
It’s better for kids
The benefits and convenience of giving your child a smartphone are great. But do you really want your 10-year-old carrying around a $1000 device? With a refurbished phone, you can give your child the phone they want without worrying if they lose it, crack the screen or let the dog eat it.
It’s all about where you buy
If you’re interested in purchasing a refurbished smartphone, your best bet is to buy from a trusted reseller like MyWiT. We sell new, like-new and refurbished smartphones and tablets in online marketplaces around the world, at prices perfect for any budget.
When it comes to refurbished devices, we understand that nothing matters more than quality and reliability. That’s why each used smartphone that comes through our state-of-the-art facility undergoes a rigorous inspection process.
In addition to our state-of-the-art refurbishment process, we also offer our customers a 30-day money-back guarantee on every device we sell.
All to ensure that our customers get a device that works exactly as expected.
But don’t take our word for it. Just take a look at our customer reviews. And, while you’re at it, take a look our wide selection of refurbished Apple, Samsung® and other popular smartphones.
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