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Refurbished Tablets for Sale

Updated on April 4, 2013

Get a Name Brand Tablet for Less.... Buy Refurbished!

I'm a big fan of buying refurbished because I like saving money and I like getting high quality products. I've bought 2 refurbished laptops, 2 refurbished computers, a refurbished home theater receiver, and a refurbished MP3 player.... In each case the item appeared basically new (no signs of use.. the MP3 player did say refurbished on it though) and the item has held up for a long time.

A manufacturer refurbished tablet or recertified tablet is usually a tablet that has been returned and may have been repaired. The manufacturer thoroughly tests the unit before selling it as refurbished. Sometimes a repair is a good thing - it means that they found whatever was wrong and fixed it. Other times I have wondered if new items are sold as refurbished so that they can sell them at a discount without lowering the price of the new item - but this is just speculation on my part. In any case, when you buy a refurbished item, it will often look just like a new item.

The main difference is that the warranty is usually shorter. It may be just 3 months instead of a year. However, Amazon sometimes sells their refurbished Kindles with a full year warranty - but that's a rare exception.

On this page, you will find refurbished tablet from reputable sellers.

Ebay Buying Tip

Look for tablets that are "Manufacturer refurbished." If it says "Seller refurbished" it may just be a used tablet.

Also, always view feedback, and look for sellers who have thousands of positive feedback.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I wouldn't recommend the Project_contact stuff. They sold me a Garmin GPS unit as including lifetime maps when it didn't. By the time I tried updating maps, it was beyond ebay's time limit for assistance, and project_contact has not responded to emails.

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      RandySturridge 4 years ago

      A tag pricey for being used some of them...surprised me.

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      sandi_x 5 years ago

      I only buy new.

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      andrew69 5 years ago

      As long as there is a guarantee, then it is the better option

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      aaxiaa lm 5 years ago

      Nice lens.

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      MarcStorm LM 5 years ago

      Nice article, quick concise! I bought a refurbished Samsung Galaxy Tablet, from QVC back in January and it's still going strong. I like getting certain things refurbished but there are some things that i don't. One of the reasons i don't like refurbished is because i love the whole feel of getting something shiny & new, pulling off the packaging, it's fresh, it smells new. But even then, the tablet i received looked shiny & new too and without any wear & tear. Lower Price, Shorter Warranty. Tested/Fixed(If it even had a problem) & In Working Order, Good Deal!

      Also, yeah who knows, maybe if a product looks brand new they can repackage a refurbished and sell it as new without anyone being the wiser.

      Kudos on the article.