Buying a new phone? Before you look for the best deal from a phone retailer, take a look at the eBay Refurbished Tech hub (opens in new tab) as there are a huge number of refurbished, nearly new phones available from there for really great prices.
Most phones are cheaper on the eBay Refurbished Tech hub (opens in new tab) than if you were to buy it right away from anywhere else.
How to search for better deals
There are plenty of different deals on the eBay Refurbished Tech hub (opens in new tab) from a variety of manufacturers and even retailers such as Argos.
When you’ve decided what phone you want to buy, be sure to search the Refurbished Tech hub to make sure there’s not a cheaper deal from a different manufacturer or retailers.
Some retailers and manufacturers supply different priced deals to the rest of the competition and you want to make sure you have the best priced deal.
You will get a one year warranty
Items bought on eBay’s Refurbished Tech hub (opens in new tab) offer a 12-month warranty on all devices. Yes, that’s right – if your phone breaks down within the first year of use, you’ll be covered by a warranty supplied by the manufacturer or retailer, and it means you won’t have to worry about your phone suddenly stopping. You can always be certain that your new purchase from the eBay Refurbished Tech hub (opens in new tab) won’t have any problems, and if it does you will easily be able to get it fixed in no time.
Your new phone will have been tested
No matter what, you can know your refurbished tech from eBay’s Refurbished Tech hub (opens in new tab) has been through rigorous testing. Each manufacturer or retailer will make sure the tech is working perfectly, looks as good as new and will be as good for you to use as possible. You can put your mind at ease, knowing that buying refurbished tech offers standard QA control, and it's a definitely a decision you won't regret in the long term.
You might not get a box with your new phone
Be warned, when your phone turns up it may not come in its original box. Refurbished deals usually use tech that has previously had damaged packaging when being shipped or when it has been returned but is unused. If you ever want to buy this as a gift or sell it on at a later date, this may be an issue for you. But if not, you’ll get all new accessories alongside your new phone and it’ll arrive ready to use… plus the next point may sway you into buying your new phone this way.
This was originally posted on our sister site TechRadar as Five top tips on how to get a great refurbished phone deal