Amazon UK launches ‘Certified Refurbished’ service for tech items
Amazon has launched its Certified Refurbished service in the UK. You can find it here. It means you can buy bona fide second-hand tech items at a discount price and also enjoy a one year limited warranty.
The service is already available in the US and Germany. Amazon partners like Nike, TomTom, Apple, Dell, Samsung and Microsoft refurbish second-hand, pre-owned, items to an ‘as new’ standard and price them accordingly.
I’ve spotted a refurbished Apple iPhone 5s for £169. And there’s all sorts for sales including phones, PCs, fitness devices and Kindles.
It’s good news for the planet and pocket alike because not only can you get a decent item at a good price, these devices don’t end up in landfill or languishing unused. It’s a good bit of recycling.
Its just another bad strategy to sell used items after Amazon Wholesale. I checked the prices of these items offered by new Certified program and they are not at all good for used items.
I’ve got a few items listed on there, not a sniff yet.
I’ve still not figured out how buyers can actually browse there way over there find it without a specific item search.
The Certifed Refurbished doesn’t appear in the drop-down box from Amazon’s home page, nor is it in ‘Shop by Department’ or indeed on the Full Shop Directory.