Eight questions about buying refurbished smartphones
Their advertisements are everywhere, and reconditioners are raising spectacular funds in 2020, like Backmarket or Certideal.French people anxious to save money and protect the planet are now tempted by their offers: to buy smartphones already used, but refurbished, a type of purchase that represented around 10% of mobile purchases in 2017 in France, according to the IFOP polling institute, but which has probably increased since.
A refurbished smartphone is a used mobile phone, which has been checked and repaired if necessary, before being put back on sale, its memory has been erased and it has been unlocked to be able to function on all telephone networks.
With smartphone makers showing little innovation in recent years, these two to three year old models can be interesting choices, as long as they can overcome the traps of sellers.that you need to know.
Are the prices attractive?
They are often 5% to 20% higher than the prices of the traditional occasion.The iPhone 7 for example can be found from 150 euros on the Leboncoin site at the time of this writing, but not below 170 euros The Samsung S10 can be found from 420 euros used against 440 euros at Recommerce, BackMarket, Yes-Yes and others.
This additional cost seems justified if the reconditioner does his job well, in particular by providing a minimum six-month warranty as required by law, through quality after-sales service.more reassuring than that of a second-hand mobile because payment is secure and delivery is free in most cases.
Posted Date: 2020-10-04