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Technology is changing at a rapid pace. It is hard to keep up considering the prices for electronic gadgets are skyrocketing day by day. Many people confuse the word ‘used’ and ‘refurbished’. In simple terms, refurbished goods refer to remanufactured goods or products that were owned by someone who has returned the product or used devices that are have received a thorough cleaning and repackaging by the seller. On the other hand, used goods refer to products that are bought, used and sold. ‘Used’ products might include minor scratches, missing parts or slightly damaged screens.


People change their minds all the time, from cellphones to laptops to TVs, choices can change at the click of a button. Has your productivity been hit due to the low performance of your laptop or are you considering buying a new cellphone? Then, this blog is for you.


Did you know refurbished items undergo a meticulous process to identify the damages and they are repaired by the seller? This makes the product as good as new. If you are a tech-savvy individual who upgrades cell phones frequently, then refurbished electronic gadgets is your cup of tea. Refurbished products come with a warranty, though it depends on the original manufacturer, most refurbished goods last upto six months to a year. Digital Trends reports that any refurbished electronics gadgets like PCs, laptops, tablets, smartphones, TVs, and digital cameras can be bought 50% less than the price charged for a new product. The smart way to buy refurbished products is from a trusted and reputable sellers in the market. While there are chances that people may fall to scam websites that offer the lowest prices, it is a wise choice to research the reseller you are looking to purchase products from


Excessbid is a well-known name in the reseller business, with a strong presence of more than 10 years in the market, we specialize in the reverse logistics of quality new, inbox, recycled, as is, refurbished, overstock, excess, surplus, liquidation, retail returns, IT and medical merchandise. Did you know in 2016 the resale industry generated a whopping $17 billion? (Source: Dun & Bradstreet)

However, when buying refurbished electronics it’s important to read about the product and the reseller. Some of the important things to do are to read reviews about the product i.e. get to know the features and specifics. When a buyer reads product reviews, they can make an informed decision considering the pros and cons of it. The next thing to do is to draw a comparison between the price of the original product vs the refurbished product. If you notice that the difference between new and refurbished is only a few dollars, the refurbished item isn’t worth a buy.


One of the most common mistakes buyers do is to not ask the reseller about the warranty about the product. Always remember to ask your reseller about the warranty period. Not just that, people must ask their reseller about the return policy as well, in case they change their mind to buy the product or notice damage after the purchase, they can return it.


At Excessbid, buyers can not only find the products of their choice but also expect a hassle-free customer experience. Looking to upgrade your laptop or smartphone? Get in touch with our solution experts at (510) 226-0600.

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