Buying a brand-new smartphone is a huge chunk out of most people’s budgets if they can afford it at all. Yet while used smartphones are widely available, buying one carries an element of risk. You have to be concerned about the warranty, the seller’s reputation and whether or not you’ll get what you paid for. You can put all of those concerns to rest, however, when you buy a refurbished smartphone.
Refurbished smartphones are used mobile phones. But unlike most of the devices, you’ll find in second-hand stores or online marketplaces, they carry the expectation of a certain level of quality. Professionals have examined, tested and repaired them to make sure they meet the right standards, and they’ll sell them with warranties that cover you if you don’t get what you paid for.
Maybe you’re a Sydney local looking for the best deal you can find in your area. Or maybe you’re in this city on holiday and just need a “burner phone” for the length of your stay. Whatever the case, refurbished mobile phones are an option you should seriously consider if you’re looking for second-hand mobile phones in Sydney.
When you buy refurbished, you don’t have to worry about compromising on quality or on variety. Whichever brand is your favourite – whether you prefer iPhone, Samsung, Google, Oppo, Huawei or anything else – you can bet that it’s available in refurbished form. You just have to make sure you’re buying refurbished from a trustworthy retailer when you go shopping for second-hand mobile phones in Sydney.
What Are Refurbished Phones?
Like all used mobile phones, refurbished mobile phones have had previous owners. Unlike most second-hand phones, however, refurbished smartphones are sold by networks, producers or third-party shops that make sure they meet certain standards. These professionals will have wiped all the previous owner’s data and pictures so that you essentially get a phone that’s close to new. Some refurbished phones have minor imperfections such as chips or dents, and for that reason, they’re often sorted into grades depending on how new they appear. Some phones, called “ex-demo” refurbished phones, have only been taken out of their boxes to be displayed in retail stores.
Buying refurbished smartphones has a number of benefits beyond the obvious fact that it’s a lot cheaper. While refurbished phones still tend to cost more than second-hand phones sold by individuals or online marketplaces, they’re hundreds of dollars less expensive than brand-new phones. Sometimes you can save up to a grand or more. Refurbished smartphones generally don’t lock you into costly contracts, and they come with warranties in case anything goes wrong or you don’t get what you paid for.
But as well as being good for your pocket, refurbished phones are also better for the environment. Billions of mobile phones end up in landfill every year, adding to the issue of e-waste (electronic waste) that’s already a problem the world over. E-waste is non-biodegradable and toxic and seeps into the soil, air and water, affecting the health of millions of people. Meanwhile, producing new smartphones requires the extraction of irreplaceable materials like cobalt and lithium and an emissions-heavy manufacturing process.
Buying a refurbished phone means one less smartphone that gets thrown out and another less smartphone that needs to be made. If you’re looking for second-hand mobile phones in Sydney but want to make sure your phone delivers on quality while being good for the planet, a refurbished smartphone is the best option for you.
OzMobiles’ Refurbished Phone Process
There are several ways to find second-hand mobile phones in Sydney. You can wander second-hand electronics stores, buy used devices from dedicated phone shops, or browse online marketplaces on your laptop or smartphone. Or you can go straight to the OzMobiles website and find the phone you want pretty much straight away from amongst our wide variety of makes and models.
At OzMobiles, we’ll make sure you always get a great deal without having to buy brand new. All of our devices are put through a rigorous 72-point checking process at our Melbourne headquarters. During this process, we test every part of the device to make sure it meets high Australian standards. This includes the battery life, which has to be at least 80% before we put it up for resale. We’ll restore the phone to a condition that’s as close to new and store-bought as possible, wiping the previous owner’s data and replacing parts that need to be replaced. We’ll also do our best to remove imperfections, although any that remain will be minor and cosmetic and won’t affect the functioning of the phone at all.
Refurbished Phones for Sale at OzMobiles
When you shop for used mobile phones through the OzMobiles website, you get access to a large amount of variety that it’s hard to find elsewhere in one place. Whether you’re an Apple or Android fan, there are endless options for you ranging from recent to several years old. Take your pick from refurbished iPhones, cheap Samsung phones, Google Pixel phones, Oppos, Huawei and more.
OzMobiles phones offer you variety across several different areas: from price points to years of release to colours and conditions. Regardless of how much money you have to spend and what you need a phone for, we have something that suits your needs.
Big smartphone brands are always issuing new models. And when they do, more second-hand smartphones come our way as their loyal fans line up for the latest edition. When you buy refurbished mobile phones, you don’t have to settle for the ones that came out years ago. We have a massive range of recent models, including some in brand-new condition.
But how does ordering online help you if you need a second-hand mobile phone in Sydney in a hurry? The next section delves a little deeper into that, but OzMobiles will make sure your phone gets to you quickly and cheaply.
Buy Refurbished Phones Online at OzMobiles
At OzMobiles, we don’t want you waiting around for your phone for ages, which is why we offer free and fast shipping. Found the perfect second-hand smartphone but need it sooner rather than later? Order before 12:30 pm on a weekday, and we’ll ship it on the same day! Plus, you also get free Express Post, which only takes 1-2 business days. Speed is a priority, and we understand how urgently you need your new phone, especially if you’re replacing your old one.
We pride ourselves on being good for your pocket and offering you the best deal on the market. Not only do you save big by buying refurbished, but if you’re on a tight budget, you can pay off your phone in instalments. Pay on a plan via a third-party service like ZipPay, AfterPay or PayPal Pay in 4.
We have a price-beat guarantee. So if you find a better deal elsewhere, we’ll beat that price by $10 (terms and conditions apply).
Whether you’re in Sydney or anywhere else, we have the right refurbished phone and can get it out to you fast. Get in touch with OzMobiles to find the right refurbished phone for you!