3 Things You Need To Know When Buying A Refurbished iPhone

Meghan Freeman / November 25, 2019

The iPhone has changed the world drastically in the last 10 years and they take up a huge share of the market both here in Ireland and abroad but one thing is for sure is that they aren’t cheap. While a used iPhone can be a great deal there are a few things to look out for when going shopping for a refurbished iPhone.

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Are Refurbished iPhones Good To Buy?

Consumers may be slightly concerned when buying a refurbished iPhone as of course they are a second hand good. So are they OK to buy? Well of course it depends on where you are buying and who you are buying from. Would we recommend buying from a random stranger online…no not really. That is why it is important to buy from a company who specialize in this sort of thing. That way if anything goes wrong you can have them sort it out. We had a quick look around online and see there are a number of stores doing refurbished iPhones. One with good reviews and seems to be around a while is phonesforsale.ie refurbished iPhone store online. For example this company offer a 12 month warranty and they even have pictures of the phones online so you can see before you buy.

Make sure the phone is not stolen:

Stolen iPhones will be blacklisted and again this is why using a good reputable company is another plus. Of course they will not be selling stolen iPhones or if they were they would be out of business pretty quickly! If you are still not happy though you can ask the seller for the iPhone IMEI number and then you can run that check on a stolen phone checker like this one. Just follow the steps on that website and you will be all good.

Make sure the battery is OK:

This is the only real drawback from getting a refurbished iPhone. The batteries will be slightly depleted. They should however be at least 85% of what they were which is about normal for a used iPhone. You can even ask the supplier to add a new battery and pay extra if that is a concern.

So these are all ways to make sure you get an iPhone safely and without spending hundreds of euro. Let us know how you get on :).