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Would you buy a refurbished cell phone? Do you think they work just as well as an unused one?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:59 PM on Jun. 24, 2011 in Technology

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  • As long as it's from a company who has a return policy. Otherwise it's a big risk. If you have a phone sent to you from AT&T because yours is defective, it's past the 30 day in store return, but not past the year mark they will send you a refub phone

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 9:02 PM on Jun. 24, 2011

  • They do work as well. My friend has had her refurbished phone for years.

    Answer by emmyandlisa at 9:02 PM on Jun. 24, 2011

  • I had a Blackberry and I smashed it after about half a year. I bought a refurbished one on Ebay and it lasted two and a half years until I got an Iphone. I had good experience with a refurbished one.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 9:10 PM on Jun. 24, 2011

  • I bought one to get me through when mine went into a toilet (thanks kids) and it was just fine...and MUCH cheaper.

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 9:11 PM on Jun. 24, 2011

  • My iPhone is a refurbished and I've never had any problems with it. And it was much cheaper!

    Answer by PTmomma3 at 9:14 PM on Jun. 24, 2011

  • I always buy refurbs from AT&T. I wouldn't buy one off ebay or a private seller.

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 9:15 PM on Jun. 24, 2011

  • i bought a refurbished iphone (from AT&T) as well, never had any problems !!

    Answer by pipsqueak01 at 9:39 PM on Jun. 24, 2011

  • No, I would not. Too many providers offer great deals on new phones.

    Answer by scout_mom at 9:55 PM on Jun. 24, 2011

  • So I'm looking at a phone from AT&T and can save $50 for a refurbished one. My dh has had a refurbished one before and it was just fine. I'm trying to figure out if it's normal for them to work just fine or if you're just lucky when they work well.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 10:06 PM on Jun. 24, 2011

  • No and no.

    Answer by tasches at 5:39 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

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