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Why buying a cell phone?

do you buy brand new or would you buy one that has been refurbished?


Asked by Christmaslver68 at 12:57 PM on Jul. 4, 2011 in Technology

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Answers (10)
  • Dh is in the cell phone business so we get new phones ever 9 months or so. But we always give other people our other phones. Also, what some don't realize that if the phone acts up after your 30 days, and have a "new" one sent to them, it's a refurbished phone.

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 1:05 PM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • I buy brand new because i would hate to by a refurbished one and it act up on me

    Answer by MsPhyllis1985 at 1:00 PM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • I have a hand-me-down and it works fine (+ free is good)

    Answer by tortkey at 1:03 PM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • Usually if you buy refurbished and it doesn't work, they will replace it for free. That's why it's a guaranteed refurbished phone.

    I don't mind either way. If you use your insurance you get a reburished phone and not a new one. DH has a refurbished phone, and it was just like a brand new one.

    Answer by Cavalrybaby02 at 1:05 PM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • We always buy brand new. It's never occurred to us to by a refurb, lol. But my husband always buys us these crazy-big smart phones and such, so he probably feels better buying them new.

    Answer by Mom2theboy1994 at 1:41 PM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • I've had both, brand new and refurbished, they worked the same

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 1:58 PM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • I buy new, using the upgrade every two years.

    Answer by SassySue123 at 2:13 PM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • I would get a new one

    Answer by fryshannon34 at 8:00 PM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • We buy refurbished.

    Answer by sstepph at 8:49 AM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • I would never buy a refurb phone. But we also don't get uber-fancy phones, just inexpensive basic ones (well, as basic as they come anymore :/).

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:56 PM on Jul. 4, 2011