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The following words are one of my friends sharing to me, who open a fefurbished cell phone store for himself .

Is it a good idea to buy a refurbished mobile phone? It all depends. A refurbished mobile phone is one that has been returned to the factory from a cell phone company and rebuilt, usually to new specifications. Sometimes, a favorite model will no longer be manufactured new, but a customer can get a refurbished one.

A refurbished mobile phone should, in all respects, work exactly as a new phone. This is probably more likely to be the case when the refurbished mobile phone does not have many complex features, such as a camera, personal digital assistant and Bluetooth® capabilities. Cell phone customers routinely upgrade their mobile phones every couple of years or so, and the old ones have to go somewhere. Some are discarded, if they are no longer compatible with the cellular system, but many are sent back to the factory to be refurbished. This is also the case for phones that malfunction.

Whether buying a refurbished mobile phone is a good idea depends greatly on the manufacturer. Reputable makers usually produce a good product, but this may not be the case with "off" brands. A consumer should also always ask his or her cellular service provider if they have many refurbished phones returned for malfunction. Sometimes, the manufacturer will provide a warranty of some description, but the consumer should insist on one from the service provider.

The question of getting a refurbished mobile phone may be crucial for someone who needs a phone at a moment's notice and cannot afford to risk having a refurbished mobile phone malfunction. On the flip side of that coin are elderly customers who have a good phone that they like. Many elderly customers don't want to have to learn how to use their phones all over again, and if a refurbished mobile phone in their preferred model is available, they may want one.

Price is another consideration. No customer should be asked to pay top dollar for a refurbished mobile phone. This is not fair. Even if a phone has many features, if it is refurbished, the customer should not have to pay what she would for a new phone. However, cellular service providers are aware of this, and they often offer a refurbished mobile phone as one of the free models for upgrade or for signing a service contract.

The main things a customer needs to consider when thinking about a refurbished mobile phone, then, are quality, warranty and price. For examp this online store pandawill , you can find his Ruturns terms as follow:
Ruturns:
We supply manufacture directly warranty,for the faulty products, you only send them back for exchange or refund,you buy from us with no risk. If any faulty,send back without any cost.
1) You may return defective items within 20 days of delivery for a full refund or exchange .
2) Please email us for technical support and return instructions before returning the item.
3) We provide manufacturer warranty against manufacturing defects on the products we carry. 4) Please provide tracking information for any return packages.
So, you can sure that it is safe and reliable.
If these are resolved to his satisfaction, then buying a refurbished mobile phone may be a sensible purchase.
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