With the launch of new phones by hundreds of companies around the world every other week it is not surprising to see the younger generation flock towards pre-owned or refurbished phones. You can buy them in almost new condition and choose according to their prices build, model, time since purchase, and warranty specifications.
In this article, we will focus on Australia and highlight five platforms where you can buy pre-owned phones at a lower and more affordable price than newly launched ones.
PTC Shop Australia
PTC Shop Australia with its head office in Brisbane Australia, sells electronic products offered by Google Apple, Xiaomi, Huawei, Samsung, Motorola, and Oppo. They also sell pre-owned phones by Apple and Samsung. PTC stands for Phone Tech and Communications and they have more than 50 stores open in major shopping centres across Australia. Hence, there is a big chance that you might see them at your nearest mall.
Other than phones, both new and pre-owned, they also sell mobile accessories, phone cases, e-scooters, drones, security cameras, and smart home products, among others. If you are planning on buying pre-owned phones from PTC Australia, then you can filter them by price range.
They have the following models available in Samsung and Apple phones:
- Samsung: Galaxy S10, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S22 Ultra, S20 Fe
- Apple: iPhone 13 Pro Max, 12 Pro Max, iPhone 8, iPhone 11, iPhone Se 2020, iPhone XR.
PTC Shop Australia has also collaborated with Marvel, Naruto, and Disney to make exciting phone covers and other accessories, which you can buy at the link given below. Currently, they are offering free shipping on all orders above $50.
Boost Mobile Refurb Shop
Boost Mobile is actually a network operator offering wireless services on the Telstra network. In their Refurb Shop, they provide refurbished devices in collaboration with Alegre, a well-known leader in the refurb industry for selling pre-owned smartphones and other electronic devices throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Boost Mobile offers refurbished phones with a Boost Mobile 12-month SIM card. Their refurbished phones come with a 12-month warranty, pass a 72-point inspection, and are available online and at the supermarket chain called Coles. They also conduct trade-ins, where you can send in your old phone and get paid in cash.
OzMobiles have been operating in Australia since 2011. They use the Blancco testing software to make sure that all of their refurbished products are up to Australian standards as well as compatible with Australian networks. Their refurbished devices come with a 12-month warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee. OzMobiles also accepts payments in instalments.
They even challenge you to submit a price offer better than theirs and they will beat that price by $10. They also perform a 72-point clean check and offer OzMobiles Battery Health Guarantee. Their free express post also takes only a day or two to deliver. They sell refurbished phones by popular brands like Apple, Samsung, Google, Oppo, and Huawei.
Another phone and tech retailer, Mobileciti offers new phones and other electronic gadgets at affordable prices. Their prices are top-ranked on shopping comparison sites like Google Shopping, Shopbot Australia, and Staticice among others. Mobileciti sells renewed, refurbished, pre-owned phones and tech products that are backed by a 30-day money-back guarantee.
They sell Apple products, HTC phones among other Android phones, as well as smart and digital watches, all of which can be filtered by price range, manufacturer, condition, SIM card type, camera, colour, OS version, and the inclusion of NFC. You can save up to 30-60% of the original price by buying such phones or gadgets.
With a focus on being environmentally conscious, Perfect Preowned recycles, reuses, and refurbishes its tech products to extend battery life and take care of the environment. At Perfect Preowned, you can find products like accessories, audio, video, computers, tablets, wearables, and smartwatches, as well as the main star of the event, refurbished mobile phones.
You can also filter the products shown according to the given filters:
- Operating system
- Case Size
- Hard drive
Along with various other parameters that differ according to the type of the product. For example, you can find the hard drive and SSD capacity in computers and tablets, however, for smartwatches, you will require band material, case size, and compatible OS among other filters.
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