Contributed By Sarath Chandra Gudlavalleti, VP, Quikr Bazaar
Are you often tempted to buy the latest and the best that the mobile technology has to offer? But how practical is it to keep junking your old phones to acquire the new one and that too even when you pay more than what you paid earlier, now that it lacks certain features? Have to ever considered buying a pre-owned phone? Are you worried about the seller, its quality its longevity? Well, fear not – Did you know today there are options available in the market in the form of certified or refurbished phones? And by the way, they are also definitive advantages of buying those!
They come at an attractive price point
There is a significant price difference between the new phones and certified smartphones. The average selling price of brands such as Apple, Samsung and Motorola would be- Apple: INR 17,707; Samsung: INR 10,327; Motorola: INR 5,328. These phones are 30 to 60% cheaper new phones. Also, there is very little difference between the generations of some of these smartphones and older generations are even cheaper.
You have multiple options
If you are not particular about the latest technology, know the budget you have and fine with a generation or two old models then you will have plenty to choose from. While retailers might offer a few months to a year old phones, online platforms like ours have phones that were launched a few years ago too.
You are adding to the economy
While you are upgrading your own lifestyle by buying this phone, you are also helping someone else to do so as they look for owning their next phone. You are helping the environment Longer the circulation of these phones, longer it takes for them to reach garbage bins, landfills. Refurbishing the phones actually saves the environment by putting the otherwise eWaste to use again.
Certified/Refurbished phones are just like new!
They pass through rigorous quality checks, then inspected for physical damages, fixed and are made ready to sell. These come with the warranty and a replacement guarantee. In some cases, they are merely unboxed. In a nutshell, people now have convenient access to certified phones that ensure the condition and fair pricing of the phones from trusted brands like Quikr. The smartphone is both a personal & productivity device and one doesn’t need to compromise anymore!