If you’ve purchased a new cell phone in the last few years, there’s a good chance you probably had to set up some kind of a payment plan to pay for the phone in addition to paying for the cellular service. Cell phones these days are more and more like mini computers in your pocket or your purse and their abilities are so much more innumerable than we would have dared to imagine even 20 years ago!
So what’s a person to do when the cheap end of a cell phone is still close to $100? And the high end even up to $1000 and beyond? Luckily, if you’re a savvy shopper, refurbished phones are a popular replacement choice when it’s time to update your current phone thanks to these perks:
- Less upfront cost for the same or similar product
- Most come with a warranty or return policy
- Less money committed than buying a brand new phone
Once you see how good it feels to have a great tech advanced device at a fraction of the cost of a new one, you’ll never go back!
Saving Money With Buying Used or Refurbished
It’s not uncommon to be skeptical when you first hear about buying a phone that someone else has used, but the market for used phones is alive and well! Whether you’re an Android user or a committed Apple aficionado, you know that buying a phone new always has a steep price tag attached. A middle of the road to lower quality Android phone can sell new for as much as $250 and older model iPhones still sell for $500 and up, depending on what generation they are.
However, if you’re willing to consider purchasing a used or refurbished cell phone, you’ll likely save $100s of dollars compared to if you opt to buy a brand new phone. New products often have a large depreciation rate even as soon as you leave the store and phones are no exception!
Will The Phones Still Last?
While not every website that advertises refurbished phones will back their phones with a guarantee or return policy in the event of an issue arising, many refurbished phone sites do have a warranty, allowing you to return the phone or request replacement if the phone doesn’t work for any reason. Many sites will include a ‘certification’ for their phones. This certification means that your phone is supposed to be in at least like-new condition, meaning the battery should be new and if there were any issues, they were resolved with new parts.
Of course, there is always the chance that your refurbished phone might show signs of a glitch, but in general, the phone should be as good as new as if you had purchased it directly from your provider. In most cases refurbished phones will be in great condition and restored. Some may occasionally have cosmetic damage, but nothing that will deter the phone from working as it should.
Brand New, Used, Or Refurbished: Get Your Cell Phone Repair In Keller
If your phone is still in working condition and you want to keep it that way, Oasis Savvy is the go-to phone repair service in Keller and the surrounding area. Our team is experienced in all things Apple and Android repair and we would love to give your device a once over to help guarantee its longevity! If you’re wondering whether your device can be salvaged just needs a tune up, call or text us at 682-583-2527 for a personal quote.