Are Consumers Looking Towards Used and Refurbished Handsets?

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We are on the brink of a used and refurbished handset movement. According to a 2020 study done by Mordor Intelligence, the used and refurbished smartphone market is expected “to grow at a CAGR of 12.61% during the forecast period 2021 to 2026.” This spike reflects the growing popularity of e-commerce platforms and the general public’s desire for affordable technology. But what can we expect from the trend of purchasing used and refurbished mobiles? And what are the benefits of joining the movement?

Used vs Refurbished Handsets

A used handset is one that has had a previous owner. Meanwhile, a refurbished handset is a used handset that has been repaired and matched to a specific industry standard. Refurbished phones are placed into quality-determined grades when they are sold, so the buys knows what to expect. Typically the handsets are sorted into the following grades: Grade A: as good as new, Grade B: slightly used (expect the odd chip or scratch), Grade C: used (up to five blemishes), and Grade D: well-used. Here at Unlocked Mobiles we only sell Grade A refurbished handsets so you get quality as good as new products at an affordable price.

The Benefits of Buying Used and Refurbished

The first and most prominent benefit of being refurbished is the cost. Buying refurbished saves you money and makes the most cutting-edge mobile advancements more affordable for the average person. Not convinced? Buying refurbished also gives you freedom. With Unlocked Mobiles, you can opt out of a costly contract with an unlocked, sim free device. When you buy through Unlocked Mobiles, you’ll receive a 12-24 month warranty to ensure your refurbished phone is up to quality and satisfaction. What about a global impact? Buying a used or refurbished handset is better for the environment. The volume of e-waste has been rising significantly over the past ten years. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it is estimated that between 20 and 50 million tons of e-waste gets generated worldwide annually. In that, there are roughly 416,000 cellphones disposed of each day. By buying refurbished from Unlocked Mobiles, you are taking a step to reducing e-waste pollution and bettering the planet.

Quality Used and Refurbished Products

Want the highest quality refurbished phones with convenient, fast delivery? Shop refurbished at Unlocked Mobiles today. Check out our stock of As Good As New, Grade A handsets, including the best of Apple’s flagship smartphones (iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus / iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus & iPhone X). So join the movement! Shop refurbished today and make the step towards ending e-waste pollution.



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