But we dug a little deeper and we’re glad we did. It turns out that refurb is amazing! Better for your wallet, better for the planet and the gear is unexpectedly fresh.

So what’s the deal with refurb & is it okay to buy? Secondhand items can have a bad reputation. Especially when it comes to electronics. Everyone thinks refurbished items are held together with staples and a little bit of hope. But that’s not the case! Well, not always.

The industry is changing as refurbished products become more common & necessary. So how can you purchase a refurbished phone and feel confident about your choice?

The best way to tell if a refurbished phone is good is by looking at the promises the company makes. Is there a quality guarantee? Is there a warranty attached to the phone? This speaks directly to the confidence that a business has in its products. If there’s a promise in place, it’s a pretty safe bet that you’re getting a good device. Odds are, you wouldn’t even know the phone was refurbished if someone handed it to you.

In addition to guarantees, check for contact information, an Australian business number (ABN) & social presence. Do things look valid? If there are various ways to get in touch with the company, it adds legitimacy. If you’re still unsure, a good old fashioned phone call never hurts.

Ultimately, buying a refurbished phone is the way of the future. You work hard! You shouldn’t have to spend more than you need to on a phone. Spend it on something else, like groceries or…well, whatever you want. That’s your call.

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