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Why do refurbished phones have 3 months warranty or, no warranty?

Posted Mar 8, 2018 by Kevin Smith

  1. Kevin Smith

    Kevin Smith Member Scrap Metal

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    Hi everyone! I am planning to buy a smartphone, but I don't know whether I should buy a refurbished phone or not. I checked many websites and most of them say that their refurbished phones function like "NEW", but they give only "3 month" warranty. If refurbished phone's performance is SAME as the Brand new phones, then why they do Not give 1 year warranty? I am confused !
     
  2. Jake Lam

    Jake Lam Well-Known Member Android Overlord

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    Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (N950N), Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (N910C), Samsung Galaxy SII, Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 WiFi Edition, Sony PRS-350, Sony PRS-T3
    The reason for this is due to the fact that the warranty is provided by the refurbishment company and not by the original device manufacturer.
     
  3. tube517

    tube517 Member Drone Droid

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    Some Ebay refurbs offer Squaretrade for warranties. You can also try and get a warranty for a refurb/used phone but you would need to contact Squartrade if they will offer that on a used phone
     

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