Late last month, we caught word that Samsung may start selling refurbished high end devices in the US. Sources close to Samsung reported to Reuters that this may come about as early as 2017. However, it looks like Samsung had these plans well in the works by the time news leaked, because the Korean tech titan just launched their Certified Pre-Owned device store.
Although some users may grouse at the idea of using a refurbished smartphone, it’s an excellent option for people who want to experience flagship tier technology but who previously haven’t had to the cash to shell out for them upon release.
Devices purchased through Samsung’s official refurbished store will get a 12-month limited warranty, and all devices come with free shipping. The latest and greatest like the Note 7 or the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are sadly not available, but grabbing last year’s big hitters is now pleasingly affordable. You’ll save $200 on a Galaxy S6 Edge, for example, as the refurbished model is only $449.99.
Click the button below to head over to the main landing page and check out these refurb devices for yourself. They are supported on all four of the major US carriers, and Samsung says they’ll be continuing to add to the listing of available smartphones.
What do you think of this move by the smartphone giant? Will this coax more users away from today’s midrange and over to yesterday’s flagship lines? Would you use a refurbished device from previous years as your daily driver? Let us know in the comments below!