Sep 2 2015
If given the option of purchasing a brand-new product or of purchasing a product that has been refurbished, many people would shy away from buying the refurbished item and would instead prefer to purchase something that was brand-new. However, as many technophiles have learned, there are a lot of advantages to purchasing items that have been refurbished.
First, it is important to understand that there is a difference between a product that is previously used and a product that is sold as refurbished. A used product is one that an owner had for an extended period of time. They may have taken very good care of the product and this allows them to sell a high-quality product at a discounted price. However, most used products are sold as is. This means that if you buy an item and it breaks within the first few days, you will have the responsibility of repairing it or you’ll have to write it off as a loss.
A refurbished product on the other hand is one that had a malfunction, was returned to the manufacturer, and now the manufacturer cannot sell the product as if it was brand-new. So the manufacturer will review the product and repair whatever damage the product had. Then the product is resold as refurbished. A product may be refurbished because it was used by a journalist or a blogger who wrote a review on the product. The product might have gotten damaged while it was shipped. Or it may have been a floor model or a demo model at a store or at a factory.
There are a lot of advantages to buying refurbished products. The first advantage is that a refurbished product is going to be a lot cheaper than buying the product brand-new. Additionally, the amount of money that you save on buying a refurbished product may mean that you can buy a more sophisticated model of that product than the one that you would be able to normally afford. What’s nice to remember about refurbished products is that they are repaired using parts that are found in the OEM parts catalog. Only original manufactured parts are used.
Another benefit is that in addition to repairing any damage that the refurbished item had, all of the other parts have been reviewed and tested a second time. For this reason, many refurbished items are more reliable than brand-new items.