You might have come across a tempting deal on a refurbished phone. But should you go for it? If you are not fully informed, you’ll probably be hesitant.

Many buyers are not aware of refurbished goods and there are several myths associated with these goods. Unfortunately, a lot of buyers make purchasing decisions based on these myths. In this process, they miss out on some really valuable deals.

In a previous video, we compared a refurbished and a new model of the Asus Zenfone 5Z. You can take a look at it here.

In this post, we’ll dispel some popular myths.

Myth 1: Every refurbished phone is a used phone:

There are several differences between refurbished phones and used phones.

In terms of quality, a refurbished phone is a much better choice. In the video, we saw how it can be hard to tell the difference between a refurbished phone and a new phone. In fact, a refurbished phone feels just like a new phone!

Myth 2: Refurbished phones are defective:

While used phones are directly sold to the user in the condition they are purchased, refurbished phones go through several quality checks before they are sold. Phones sold on 2GUD go through a 47-step quality check! During this process, technical problems are fixed by experts. Thus, you can be assured while buying a refurbished product.

Myth 3: Refurbished phones are unreliable:

Second-hand or used phones are a risky proposition as they don’t come with any warranty. On the other hand, refurbished phones from 2GUD come with a warranty period that ranges from 3 to 12 months! Thus, refurbished phones are quite reliable. Additionally, they come with a 10-day return policy.

Myth 4: Refurbished products are expensive:

Refurbished products are almost always available at a reduced price when compared to new products. Prices of individual products can vary depending on their individual condition. On 2GUD, you can get an idea about the product condition as all products are classified under 5 heads: unboxed – like new, refurbished – superb, refurbished – very good, refurbished – good, refurbished – okay.

Myth 5: Refurbished products don’t last for long

Refurbished products come with a warranty period. This means that the seller is confident that the product will be good to be used in the long run.

Myth 6: Refurbished products do not come with post-sales service:

Along with warranty, refurbished goods do come with post-sales service. For products purchased from 2GUD, you can avail service from 140 centers across India.

Myth 7: Refurbished products have fake parts:

Refurbished products are originally certified by the manufacturer. And refurbished products are sold only after extensive quality checks.

If you are looking to buy a refurbished phone, you can consider buying one from 2GUD which sells certified quality goods with a warranty period.

Take a look at our video on this topic

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor -