Not many of us can afford the costly iPhone and therefore look for a second hand iPhone or refurbished iPhone. Refurbished iPhone makes a difference of $200 or more, this means its cheaper and saves money too. Like refurbished iPhone X 64 GB unlocked price at Apple store is $899 but at the refurbished store it will only cost you $679. There are many stores in Canada including Apple store that sells refurbished iPhone in Canada.
What is a refurbished iPhone or certified refurbished iPhone?
“Certified Refurbished” is generally used to describe products that have been tested and certified to ensure that the product works the same as a brand new one and is then re-packaged for retail sale.
For such iPhones, standard warranties are generally from 30 to 90 days. For many types of products 30 to 90 days is more than sufficient. If you feel you need a longer warranty many stores offer you the ability to upgrade your warranty to as much as 3 years for prices much lower than other warranty providers.
Note that 5%-10% of all brand new products ever purchased are returned by the customer to the store within days of purchase. Most of these items are barely used and returned because the customer “didn’t like it” or “it wasn’t what they expected” or “ they couldn’t figure out how to use it” or for any other reason. The vast majority of these items are working perfectly and are barely used. In fact some retailers put these products back on their shelves and may charge you full price.
Many customers that take advantage of these refurbished deals can save up to 50% or more! If you take a look at the “Refurbished” iPhone prices to brand new ones at your local store and you’ll be amazed at how much you can save.
Where can I buy a refurbished iPhone in Canada?
As said above there are many stores both online and at physical stores where you can find a refurbished iPhone in Canada. Here are few of the best choices to buy refurbished iPhone in Canada
Amazon in its ‘Deal of the Day,’ has discounted select iPhones and all these are ‘Certified Refurbished Apple iPhones.’ If you’re concerned about whether this is the route to go, Amazon notes that refurbished products are: “tested and certified by the manufacturer or by a third-party refurbisher to look & work like new, with limited to no signs of wear. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, inspection, reconditioning and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day warranty & may arrive in a generic white or brown box.
Apple stores also sell refurbished iPhone in Canada. All refurbished iPhone models come with a new battery, new outer shell, are backed by a one-year warranty, have free delivery and returns, and also include, full functional testing, genuine Apple part replacements (if necessary), and a thorough cleaning, the original Operating System or a more recent version.
All refurbished devices are repackaged in a brand new box with all accessories and cables. If your device is shipped with the original Operating System, the most recent version can be downloaded for free from the App Store. At Apple refurbished iPhone supply is limited and availability is guaranteed once they receive your full payment.
Online mobile stores
Many online mobile stores like Kijiji; Best Buy Canada; Shopbot; Refurb me; and many other online mobile stores in Canada sell refurbished iPhone. These online stores have several refurbished iPhones in original retail boxes complete with 90 day warranty. You can select from iPhone SE 64GB from $169 iPhone 6 16GB from $179 iPhone 6s 16GB from $209 32GB from $249 128GB from $289 iPhone 6s Plus 16GB from $299 iPhone 7 32GB from $249 128GB from $349 256GB from $399 iPhone 7 Plus 32GB from $369 128GB from $399 256GB from $449 All iPhones have been reset and are ready to go through the initial setup, and also come with a 90 day in-store warranty. These online stores also have great customer support to help you out in case of any issue.
While Apple Canada’s online refurbished store lacks iPhone models like its U.S. counterpart, such third party sellers have filled the void for those seeking to buy used iPhones in good condition. Finally its up to you to decide you need a refurbished iPhone or a new one.