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Samsung Refurbished Flagship Smartphones Now Available on US Website

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A couple of weeks ago, it was reported that Samsung had plans of selling refurbished flagship devices from their Galaxy brand. On the report, it was expressed that the initiative was Samsung's attempt at sustaining its earnings momentum, especially after a remarkable performance just a few months ago. At the same time, this move will allow Samsung to make the most of cost efficiency and maintain its operating margins over 10 percent.

After checking their website today, it can be seen that Samsung had quietly started to sell these refurbished smartphones in the US. An entire section of these devices can be seen on its website under the name "Samsung Certified Pre-Owned Phones." On the website, Samsung explains that their engineers have completely refurbished these devices. In addition, each unit will come with a new set of headphones and charger in its box. Samsung has also offered a one-year warranty on these devices similar to that of a new device.

Among the refurbished models available on Samsung's US website include the following:

  • Galaxy Note 3
  • Galaxy Note 4
  • Galaxy S4
  • Galaxy S5
  • Galaxy S6
  • Galaxy S6 edge
Neither refurbished models of the Galaxy Note 5 nor the Galaxy S7 are available on the website yet.
The available devices on the website are linked with the four major wireless carriers in the country: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile. So far, unlocked refurbished units are not offered on Samsung's website. But given the choices available, it's already enough for customers to save as much as $265 on a refurbished device. While they can save a lot of money with these devices, they cannot be purchased on an installment plan option under any carrier. As such, they have to pay the entire price upfront. If you decide to get one of these refurbished units, you can do so directly on the website. Your purchase will then be shipped to you in up to ten business days.

As of this writing, there has not yet been any announcement whether Samsung intends to launch the refurbished flagship smartphone program in other markets aside from the US.



Source: SamMobile

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  1. They are still overpriced. A refurbished locked s4 is more expensive then a brand new unlocked s4 over at b&h and on eBay it's even cheaper.

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  2. They should just subsidize these out to prepaid carriers. What do refurbs come with 90 day warranties?

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    1. Everyone that reads the article will know this answer. Now we all know you didn't read it.

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    2. Welcome to the TL:DR world of the millennials.

      Who read the first sentence only, and then rage about issues not addressed in thr first sentence but are answered in the rest of the article.

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  3. Best Buy has refurbished S7 Edge units for Verizon for $479. $300 off with a 1 year warranty.

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    1. Only a 90 day warranty is shown (under Specs) for the BB refurbs.

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  4. Do the units have new batteries?
    Who would anyone want a used smartphone with a non removeable battery?

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  5. I'm not a Samsung fan at all. Too much crapware that you can't remove without rooting.

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    1. So you disable it all in seconds.

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    2. Yup, you just don't know how to use it. Apple also has a bunch of junk you can't remove. You can't even remove it even with jailbreak. The new OS just implemented it to allow you to remove it. Apple is so behind.

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  6. Except for a Note 3, Sprint compatible devices are conspicuously missing?

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    1. It's time to move up from Sprint... There are two... no, three... networks that are much better now, and Sprint seems to be moving backwards while the other 3 make big improvements.

      Time to wean yourself off Sprint. Once you do, it is like night and day.

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    2. For those that live in areas well covered by Sprint, using a cheap MVNO like RingPlus can save you a TON of money. I drive a truck locally for a living (generally no more than a radius of ~150mi from my home yard) and I can think of only two places I've ever been where there was no coverage. One is just a ~1mi stretch of road that is so covered in tall trees that I would be surprised if it was only Sprint affected there. The other is closer to a 10mi stretch of road, but I've only been on that road twice in the past few years and I got a T-Mob SIM with 200MB free service (in a tablet that supports band 12) to use Hangouts VoIP on should I ever get stuck there.

      In the meantime, I've probably saved *hundreds* of dollars using RingPlus. Got in on their recent "unlimited" offering, too - now I can use Hangouts to avoid RP lag AND stream music all day long while driving. I've little doubt the party will end with RP sooner or later, but my number's on Google Voice (and with the GV app I can make even normal (non-Hangouts) calls look like I'm dialing from my GV #) so I can easily go somewhere else quickly without any problems. When that happens, I'll still have saved a LOT of money.

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    3. Sprint is trying to commit a slow, ass-covering suicide.

      It's pretty much an open secret that they don't want to be in the mobile business anymore.

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    4. I use RingPlus as a curiosity. Half of the coverage of Cricket, and it rarely shows LTE ... Usually shows G in Cricket's LTE areas. If it had a signal at all.

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  7. Signed up an old LG G2 on Ringplus for one-time $29 top-up charge five months ago. Been enjoying 4k,4k,4k TTD ever since. In the right places 4x faster than buddies iphone 6+ on Verizon. As it stands 4 gigs of data at $6 per month and falling as each month goes by. In well covered Sprint area RP is fantastic.

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