5 Reasons Why You Should Buy a Refurbished Apple iPad or iPhone

It's a fact that brand new Apple iPads and iPhones are not cheap. If you're set on getting the latest model that was just released, you'll most likely pay and arm and a leg for it - or at least a few hundred dollars. If you're budget-conscious like most of us are these day (thanks to a pandemic and shipping setbacks), you want to save as much money as possible. But you also don't want to compromise quality and trust. So what should you do?

Buy a refurbished iPad or iPhone!

Refurbished products are those that have been used before and then cleaned to look like new and tested to ensure functionality. Sales of refurbished products are now on the rise, but you've got to make sure you buy from legit sellers - and not gray market or shady third-party sellers. At Simple Cell, we're proud to be a trusted seller of refurbished and open box products. Learn more about our refurbished products here.

Before you run off to buy a refurbished Apple product, we'd like to offer a few good reasons why you go with a refurbished iPad or iPhone.

1. It's More Affordable

Who doesn't love saving a few bucks? And if it's a few hundred, that's even better! According to Andrew Chen, senior tech editor for Slickdeals, buying refurbished products can save consumers 30%-60%. Imagine all the other cool electronics (or tacos) you can buy if you save that much!

2. You Can Save the Planet

Even if you don't care much about saving money, you've got to think about saving the world you live in. The Global E-waste Monitor 2020 shared frightening statistics that 53.6 Metric tons (Mt) of electronic waste was generated in 2019 globally, but only 17.4% of that was collected and recycled. Where did all of that waste full of toxic chemicals go? Supposedly into our already overflowing landfills, most likely to illegal exporters in other countries, and definitely into our oceans and natural surroundings.

So please do your part and go green!

3. You Get a Warranty

When you purchase a refurbished product from a trusted company, you should always get a warranty. A warranty is a type of guarantee a company makes about the condition of the product. At Simple Cell, we offer a 90-day warranty that includes repair for manufacturer defects or replacement of the entire system with a new, refurbished or equivalent replacement. 

You get a warranty whenever you buy a brand new product, so why not do the same with refurbished?

4. It Functions Just Like a New Device

When a company gets a refurbished device, it should always be thoroughly inspected, tested and cleaned. Our Simple Cell repair technicians have been trained and certified by Apple on all device repairs, and we use the latest technology to make sure every product is fully functional. In fact, all refurbished iPads and iPhones are put through a 20+ testing touch process to ensure the highest quality and standards. You can learn more on our device repair website here.

If it looks and acts just like new, without the new price, go for it!

5. You Know What You're Getting

If you get a refurbished iPad or iPhone, it's most likely that the device is not a recent release. This is a good thing because going with a bit older product gives you time to read over customer reviews. Then you can get a full understanding of the pros and cons of the device, how much it costs, and if it's the right fit for your lifestyle.

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