What Is The Meaning Of Refurbished?
Posted: Aug 31 2016
Refurbished is a term used that is different from buying a used device. A used device is sold as it is, this may have parts broken and not functioning, but it is a, what you see is what you get scenario.
Refurbished is different because this will be previously owned devices which have been tested and cleaned before even being made available for purchase. If the device does not pass the testing process, then the parts which caused the failure would then be repaired or replaced, so the electronic equipment is back to working condition, like you would expect when buying a new item.
Different grades can be assigned to refurbished items. This can be anything from Grade A meaning it looks like a new device, to Grade C, meaning the item does have wear and tear but is fully functional.
This is the key point, that the item has been fully tested and is functional.
One of the most popular area's of the electronics market for Refurbished items is in the mobile phone market. The reason behind this being, that in today's modern world the majority of people own a mobile phone, rather than a computer, printer or SatNav as these are usually built into most modern day smartphones.
The main point to buying refurbished over buying new is that there is some great savings to be had without compromising on quality.