Why Should I Get A Refurbished iPhone?
There are many reasons you may decide to buy a second-hand iPhone. One of the most common reasons is in order to save money when buying a new phone. Apple iPhones are deservedly one of the most sought-after phones - this means that they can come with a hefty price tag! Here at The Big Phone Store, we offer our customers an alternative solution with our used iPhones that are available for a fraction of the price. Whether it be the old but gold iPhone 6s or Apple's latest release, the iPhone 13 - we have the perfect solution for you!
Another reason you may want to buy a reconditioned iPhone is to help the environment! Now, you may be thinking "How does buying one help save the environment?". The answer, quite simply, is that by buying a used iPhone, you're rehoming a phone that otherwise would've ended up in a tip!
By the end of 2020, 55.5 Mt (million tons) of electronic waste was discarded across the globe, almost none of which will have a positive or neutral impact on the environment. Put simply, by buying a reconditioned iPhone, you're purchasing in a way that directly impacts the environment positively. If we use the iPhone 11 Pro Max as an example, you're saving 226 grams of electronic waste from being left to rot in a landfill.
What’s the difference between a refurbished or second-hand iPhone?
At The Big Phone Store, there’s absolutely no difference. We refer to all of our iPhones as either refurbished, reconditioned, used, or second-hand. When buying from other marketplaces or retailers, anything that isn’t refurbished or reconditioned may mean that it hasn’t been restored before being sold again. Rest assured - when you buy refurbished from us, you're buying a fully working and tested phone. Our refurbished Apple iPhones go through this exact same process to ensure that it's guaranteed to last.
Should I Buy A Reconditioned iPhone in 2022?
Buying a refurbished Apple iPhone in 2022 is a perfect idea. If you're looking to upgrade from your old phone or simply replace a damaged device, then buying refurbished is the way to go for your wallet and the environment!
Will it last?
Whenever we sell refurbished iPhones, we always ensure that they are thoroughly tested, repaired, and cleaned before being sent out! We hope all of our customers looking for either a second-hand iPhone or refurbished Apple iPhone can have peace of mind shopping with us knowing we test our phones thoroughly using authorised and regulated services.
Will it come with a warranty?
Yes! We offer a 12-month warranty on all phones that we sell. This means that if your device develops any manufacturer faults while you have it, you're able to return it so that it can be repaired. We also offer a 14-day, no-quibble refund period with each order, which allows you to return any order within 14 days of receipt.
What refurbished iPhone should I buy?
When buying a refurbished iPhone, it comes down to your personal preference. If it's value for money that you're looking for, the refurbished iPhone 8 is your best bet however, if you want to take clear, high-quality pictures to post on your social media accounts, then a refurbished iPhone 11 may be your go-to phone instead.
If you're unsure of what refurbished Apple phone to buy, reach out to our customer service team who will be able to find a phone that caters to each and every one of your needs!
What is a refurbished iPhone?
A refurbished iPhone is an iPhone that has been previously used. It has then been sent to us, for it to be refurbished. We then test the device using state-of-the-art software (explained further below) to ensure that it is fully working, before selling it to wonderful customers like yourselves!
The majority of waste that is produced by mobile phone production, is in the initial manufacturing process. We cut out that entire process while providing the exact same amount of quality. So, if you're still wondering what a refurbished iPhone is, it's a cheaper, greener and fully working alternative to buying a brand new iPhone.
How do you test your phones?
All phones are tested using automated software that performs a 70+ point check that individually tests each and every feature a phone may have. This also includes testing functions that are not immediately visible to the user. Before any phone is sold, it must pass all of these tests, so you can rest easy knowing that you'll receive a phone that's free of any issues!
If I buy a refurbished iPhone, will it help the environment?
Yes, it will! By choosing to buy a refurbished phone over a brand new one, you are actively reducing the amount of waste that is produced by the manufacturing process. Almost 80% of the carbon footprint left by each phone, is during the manufacturing process.
Where's the best place to buy refurbished iPhones?
While we're obviously going to say us, if you're considering anywhere else, we'd urge you to consider a few things beforehand.
The first thing is reviews. It might be tempting to go for the cheapest option (which is usually us!), but if they have bad reviews, you may end up regretting your purchase. You can read our Trustpilot reviews and hear what our customers have to say about us - the proof is in the pudding!
The second thing is the warranty. If something goes wrong with your refurbished iPhone shortly after buying it, you want to make sure you're covered. We offer a full 12-month warranty that covers you against any manufacturer defects. The refurbished iPhones that we sell are thoroughly tested, so when things don't quite go as planned - we're more than happy to help! We also offer a 14-day, no-quibble return period in the case that you simply don't like your purchase.
Last but not least, is customer service. Our customer service team is available from 9AM - 5:30PM, Monday to Friday, and they're always more than happy to help by phone, live chat, or email. Other sites often use automated systems to cut costs nowadays, while others don't offer any customer service at all! If you're buying a refurbished iPhone, we strongly encourage you to check all three of these things to ensure you're getting a great deal and a great experience.