Why buy a refurbished mobile phone?

Refurbished phones are cheap, diverse in range, tested and environmentally conscious. Who could object?

There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding refurbished devices. We know that many people may hold reservations about purchasing a device from a third-party re-seller. We're here to reassure you that refurb can be remarkable.


1) Pricing

Granted it would be nice to purchase a brand-spanking-new device that you could unwrap with the zeal of a 5 year-old on Christmas day, but let's be real – the price-tags on new phones can sometimes be a mood dampener. Choosing refurb means you'll save a substantial amount regardless of the model or type of device. Whether you're buying for yourself or for a family member, refurbished devices are guaranteed to cut your spend, yet still maintain a like-new quality.


2) Quality tested

Upgrading your phone is a big decision and we want to make sure you're getting the best product, no matter the source. At Cellect, we quality test our devices to ensure that what you see is what you get. All devices are checked for cosmetic damage as well as internal faults and then fixed accordingly. Refurbished phones often get a bad rap because of their preordained 'second-hand' classification. What some people don't realise is that phones may be sent back to the manufacturer for reasons as benign as a cosmetic flaw or dead battery. Now it'd be nuts to render a phone completely unusable simply from a scratch, right? By testing our devices beforehand to ensure all faults are rectified, our devices take on a like-new status.


3) Environmental benefits

It's no secret that the cost of new technologies is largely damaging to the environment. But with its accelerating pace, there's no telling when this race to the bottom will end. So how can you do your bit in a seemingly irreversible technological rut? Research has shown that energy consumption occurs largely in the production phase, so opting for a refurbished device means reducing the production of one new phone. This reduces your impact to the environment and saves you a good buck.


4) Wide range

Annoyed that you can't buy an iPhone 4s in stores anymore? Were you planning on getting your older mother or young son an iPhone 5 for affordability and simple functioning, but realised they weren't stocked anywhere? We understand the frustration. Sometimes the newest model isn't the one that's best suited to our needs. With Cellect, our range of pre-owned and refurbished iPhones span from iPhone 4s to iPhone 6 - giving you the ability to decide between older and newer models. The range we offer surpasses that of larger in-store retailers, giving us an edge over the rest.