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Is it safe to buy a refurbished phone

(Topic created: 02-07-2024 07:33 AM)
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ronnieburnside
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I want to  buy a refurbished  phone from Amazon is it safe to do that or no 
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LongHiker
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@ronnieburnside Probably the most important question is refurbished by who? If it is direct from Samsung (probably not on Amazon), I would think it is pretty safe.

Really depends on how much risk you are willing to take. Personally I would consider it the same as buying a phone on ebay. 

I would recommend either Samsung's own site https://www.samsung.com/us/smartphones/certified-re-newed-phones/ or Swappa. I've sold a few devices through Swappa and they authenticate the device pretty well. 

Ric221
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I've bought used devices before, never had a problem with them. As stated by LongHiker just be cautious of where you are buying from.
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Natey
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There are sites that can check if that phone imei / serial has been blacklisted as stolen, not fully paid off (?), etc.
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