Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Refurbished Cell Phones

While running through a bulk of emails in my secondary email account I noticed that there are a few of them offering me to buy refurbished cell phones. Out of curiosity, I checked one of them which had a good offer on refurbished cells so I decided to give it a look. Unfortunately, the site that I went to was a horrible one and full of affiliate stuffs which I immediately turned away from. I just can’t accept a site like that since to me, that would means that the site is nothing more than phishing websites. So I go on and searched the web on where to find a legit place to buy refurbished cell phones.

During the search, I have encountered few sites that are selling refurbished cell phones and one of them is AT&T. What I really like about AT&T refurbished cell phones is only because I love the fact that the cell phone carrier is one of the most reputable companies. I don’t have to worry about being scammed though the possibility is still there. Furthermore, I can’t expect to get a refurbished cell phone that is 100% good in condition since the cell phone is a refurbished one. If you want to get a 100% quality, then I suggest you look for new cell phones and not refurbished cell phones.

Before I go further into our discussion, I would like to discuss more about the concept behind getting a refurbished cell phone instead of the new one. Apart from discussing about the price which is the main factor that drives people to buy refurbished cell phones, it will be great if we know few things about refurbished cell phones and what does it really mean by refurbished. In order to do so, I have done a short survey on this topic and the question that I asked the participants is “Is Buying Refurbished Cell Phone a Good Idea?”. Out of 100 participants, almost 90% of them are refurbished cell phone owners and therefore the result can be considered almost accurate since almost all of them have the experience of using refurbished cell phones.

Refurbished cell phone owners claimed that the refurbished cells are as good as new which I consider as a serious claim. They couldn’t have claimed something as bold as that unless they have totally test the refurbished cell phones on their own. Well the best part is each and every one of the refurbished cell phone owners owns a different model of cell phone. Therefore, the result is an interesting one to be discussed about. I took the effort by checking all of their refurbished cell phones and I have to agree with them that they are in good condition and the flaws are minors.

You see, most of the time the refurbished cell phones are actually cell phones that were returned by the first users to the carrier or to the store within 30 days due to many reasons. Once returned, the cell phones are no longer available to be categorized under new cell phones. Unfortunately, most of the reasons that the cell phones were returned are only due to dissatisfaction with the cell phone’s features. Therefore 90% of the returned cell phones are still in good condition since they are no damages whatsoever. Of course, there are few scratches here and there but they are minor scratches and most of the time the sellers would more than likely to slash down few more dollars and thus the price of refurbished cell phones are significantly lower than the new ones.

That comes up to the next reason why people look for refurbished cell phones instead of the new cell phones. Refurbished cell phones are cheaper than the new cell phones and therefore those who are interested to save some money but still want to have a good cell phone, the refurbished cell phones are the best alternatives. Perhaps this is also the fact that makes the refurbished cell phones popular and I can say that they are gaining popularity day by day. However, being cheaper does not mean that the refurbished phones have lesser capabilities than the brand new cell phones. Remember, refurbished cell phones are cell phones that were used by someone else in a short period of time and if they were returned to the sellers within thirty days, there are less than likely to find any flaws with the cell phones.

Some people are just latecomers. While many of us gossiping about the latest LG cell phones in the market, they might not show any interest at all at the time. A few months later, when the news is no longer news, they might jump to their feet to get the LG cell phones for themselves when they see some of us carrying the cell phones around. By the time, the cell phone’s price might have dropped a little. However, when they go out and shopping for the cell phones, they also found out that there are few cell phone stores selling the refurbished LG cell phones. Since the price is a far cry from the new cell phone, they are more than likely to purchase the refurbished one.

These people are those that might be the ones that hype the reputation of refurbished cell phones. They have no interest at keeping up with the latest trends whilst they are still hot but when the popularity is going down, that’s when they go out and do the shopping. Lucky for them they are the ones who found out first about refurbished mobile phones. Other types of people who found out first about refurbished phones are those who don’t have the budget when the cell phones first out. They just have to keep their desires to own the cell phones for a while and when they have the money, they go out to shop for the cell phones and again, they would find the refurbished cell phones too.

Some people are just strict when it comes to money spending. They don’t go for stylish trends nor do they go for luxury. They prefer to keep their money and spend it only during emergencies or whenever their needs arise. They don’t spend their money on sporty cars or diamonds. And certainly they won’t spend few hundred dollars to buy a cell phone. They are the people who will always find a way to have things like everyone else in a cheaper way and also legit ways. Therefore they are also one of the major clients of refurbished cell phones.

I have another reason why people choose to buy refurbished cell phones but this reason might be a little bit illogical to some people. Some environmental activists believe that buying refurbished cell phones would help to clean up the environment from unused cell phones. Some morons would just throw their damaged cell phones out and they don’t realize that they are actually damaging the earth and the soil as well. Therefore the concept of refurbished cell phones can be considered as one of the efforts to save our planet since it is also another version of recycling things.

There are also those who don’t believe at all at refurbished cell phones or used cell phones. To them, these cell phones are craps that are not supposed to be sold for any reasons. If you are one of these people, I assume that you regularly buy cell phones as you want to keep up-to-date at all times. You like to own latest gadgets and since cell phones are items that are constantly being manufactured with more and more features, they are one of the items that you are craving for.

Buying refurbished cell phones means buying used electronic devices and therefore you should consider taking all crucial inspections before you decide to buy them. You should never buy refurbished cell phones from unknown sources such as Ebay unless the seller has a reputable and sound track record. Same goes when you go out shopping for refurbished cell phones out there. Your first choice should first be the reputable companies. There are a few reputable companies selling refurbished cell phones and we will go into that later in our discussion. A little bit of homework has to be done before you jump into conclusion to buy a refurbished cell phone.

If you see refurbished cell phone that has a lower price, you should first ask the vendor of the seller why is the phone being sold at such a price. They should be able to tell you the accurate reason of the cheap refurbished cell phone as there are many factors to be put into consideration before they tag the refurbished cell phone with that price. For instance, there might be some scratches on the cell phone’s screen or a few on the body and thus the lower price. Once you know the reason, inspect the cheap refurbished cell phone thoroughly to check if the scratches are deep or not. If they are just normal scratches, then check the cell phone’s operating system.

Refurbished cell phones are normally still in good condition in terms of their functionalities and their operating system. So check the menu, the built-in camera (if there is one), the 3G capability, and so on. Don’t hesitate to inspect the refurbished cell phones meticulously and trust me the sales rep won’t stop you from doing so. Another thing that you should also check when buying refurbished cell phones is the cell phone’s warranty. Most of the time the refurbished cell phones come with 90-day warranty instead of a year in the case of new cell phones but that is more than enough to convince you that if you found out later that there is something wrong with the refurbished cell phones, you can still return it and get yourself another one that is better in condition.

Now that you have already know about refurbished cell phones, let’s take a look at some of available refurbished cell phones in the market offered by established companies and other cell phone vendors. Keep in mind that these cell phones are refurbished to look like new cell phones so a thorough and detailed examination has to be made at all times. If you are lucky, you might get a refurbished cell phone that is as good as new yet the price is a far cry from the new ones.

AT&T as you all know is a very established cell phone carrier and therefore the refurbished cell phones that they sell might be a lot more convincing than other sellers. There are few cell phone brands and cell phone models available at AT&T and though they are refurbished phones, they are still great in terms of their manifestation and also their functions. One of the brands is refurbished Apple iPhone 3G from AT&T. You can get either an 8GB refurbished iPhone or even the 16GB refurbished Apple iPhone and currently the company is offering a $100 discount on the refurbished Apple cell phones. You can choose either the black version or the white version.

If you are a Nokia fan, you can also get refurbished Nokia cell phones from AT&T. At this time they only have refurbished Nokia 2600 cell phone in two different colors; black and red. Though the refurbished Nokia cell phone is lack of few modern features, it is still a good refurbished phone as it also has a VGA camera and you still store your favorite MP3 ringtones. The refurbished Nokia cell phone can also be used to surf the Internet and as far as the price is concerned, the refurbished phone is still a great investment.

Some people might be more interested to have a clamshell type of cell phone. If you are one of those, then maybe you will be more interested to get the Samsung’s refurbished cell phones from AT&T. The model that is currently available is refurbished Samsung A237 cell phones and currently there are three colors available which are black, red, and blue. You can get the refurbished discount up to $30 for these Samsung A237 cell phones. Another clamshell cell phone model that is available at this company is refurbished Sony Ericsson Z310a and the discount is up to $130.

A girl might be more fascinated to get a refurbished cell phone such as the refurbished Nokia 6085 cell phone. The refurbished phones are still in tip-top condition and that could be the reason why the refurbished pink Nokia cell phone is being offered at a price which is only few dollars away from the new cell phone. If you are more into smartphones, then you also might take a look at refurbished Moto Q Global cell phone which is a Windows Mobile based cell phone. The refurbished cell phone offers versatile 3G communications, productivity and multimedia services that meet the needs of those who are tech savvy.

Most of the time you can buy refurbished cell phones with confidence at a great price since these refurbished cell phones have been tested by the vendors before they resell them as refurbished phones. Since the mobile market has expanded vastly and people are more aware of the refurbished cell phones, many companies have taken initiatives by meticulously refurbished the cell phones that they purchase from other sources. So if you are in the market for refurbished cell phones, I wish you all the best and happy shopping.


1 comment:

  1. Just about a year ago, my mother-in-law bought from a store selling refurbished cellphones. She got a Samsung which looked so beautiful, it looked like it was still brand new.


Mobile Phones Around The World

Mobile phones have been used by people all over the world simply for its capability to let us communicate easily anytime and anywhere. The rapid technology advancement has let the usage of mobile phones to be something that you shall not miss at all. Landline phones are becoming obsolete these days though they are still widely used for business purposes and mainly in offices and workplaces.

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- International mobile phones - Can you still use your mobile phone outside of your home country? I've discovered a lot of information on this question and I will try to explain about it in my own way.

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- Comparison between mobile phone plans - reviews are given on various mobile phone plans available. If possible, I will also try to include personal reviews given by the mobile plan users.

-"How to" information on your mobile phone - I will try my level best to share my knowledge on mobile phones. Tips and tricks to be used to tweak your mobile phones are given here. Yes, the information provided here are for free.

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I feel obliged to inform you that we are neither Mymode favourite team nor the best agents too. We are part of the so-called extreme group PrepaidForYou. Our strive for success in making money online with mobile prepaid Mymode is the only reason we plunged ourselves into the fierceful world of internet marketing.

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