Buying a refurbished phone? A checklist to keep in mind
Used, returned and subsequently repaired phones aren't a bad deal. But there are certain things that user should keep in mind before picking up one
The emergence of refurbished phones as a very enticing product category over the past 12 months has made the entire ecosystem more vibrant for consumers, and perhaps a bit more complicated for the phone makers themselves. But it does allow phone makers to address the issue of pricing, and offers another avenue of offering otherwise expensive devices for a more affordable price tag. The refurbished market is growing rapidly, with smartphone makers such as OnePlus and Xiaomi and e-commerce platforms such as Amazon and eBay focusing on that in earnest. Not a surprise then that Apple is considering importing refurbished handsets for sale in India.