alling all savvy shoppers and deal-hunters, when it comes to scoring a bargain on big-name tech brands, investing in refurbished products is the ideal option. And should you wish to do just that, there’s one destination you need to know: eBay’s certified refurbished hub.
For the uninitiated, you can buy like-new items for less, with discounts of up to 30 per cent off big-name brands, including Apple, Google, Dell and many more. Perhaps more importantly though is that by shopping refurbished, you’re also doing your bit for the planet because you’re saving returned items from landfill.
Should you be concerned about the quality, fear not because eBay’s certified refurbished offers peace of mind. The products are expertly refurbished and vetted, and they all come with a 12-month guarantee as standard, as well as a 30-day returns policy.
For added reassurance, you’re covered by eBay’s money back guarantee, so in the unlikely event it doesn’t arrive, or it isn’t as described, you’ll get a full refund.
eBay’s certified refurbished hub is a go-to for a smart buy at a more pocket-friendly price, so here’s the lowdown on what to buy. From laptops to mobiles, here’s how you can save more on your next tech purchase.
Laptops for every use
Are you in the market for a new laptop for university or working from home purposes? Whatever the reason, make sure you’re saving money and the planet by investing in one from eBay’s refurbished outlet. The good news is that you’re spoilt for choice, with an array of brands on offer, from Dell and Acer to Apple and Samsung.
If you’re looking for an extremely capable piece of kit, turn to the Samsung Galaxy book pro 360 (£949.99, Ebay.co.uk). It serves as a sleek two-in-one device that can be used as a laptop or a tablet. Boasting a touchscreen, strong battery life and of course powerful processing, it’s great for every type of user.
Alternatively, if you’re a devoted Apple user, allow us to introduce you to this MacBook Pro (£699.99, Ebay.co.uk). As laptops go, this is blazingly fast and is packed full of high-tech features and is powered by an Intel chip.
The Microsoft Surface pro 4 (£119.99, Ebay.co.uk) is affordable and is in very good condition. With a slimline design, it offers everything you need in terms of portability. Plus, it can be used with a stylus for notetaking or drawing, and even you’ll also have the option to connect it to a keyboard, should you wish.
For something that performs well as a reading device, Amazon’s Kindle paperwhite (£99.79, Ebay.co.uk) is a great choice that boasts a built-in backlight for an easy-to-read display. While the Amazon Fire Kids 7 (£79.99, Ebay.co.uk) is ideal for little ones and comes at a pocket-friendly price, which you’ll likely be grateful for.
As tech goes, desktops are seriously high-performing, and thankfully, you can now save money on your next investment at eBay.
If you’re looking for a full set-up that will stand the test of time, this bundle (£151.99, Ebay.co.uk) includes everything you could need – a 19in widescreen monitor, a brand new keyboard, mouse and speaker set, and a workstation powered by an Intel Core i5 chip.
For something a little more compact, you might be interested in Apple’s Mac mini (£589.99, Ebay.co.uk). The small, portable device can turn any external screen into a Mac computer, which is pretty nifty.
If you’re partial to iOS, Apple iPhones will naturally be your first thought. And you’re in luck because you can currently get an iPhone 12 (£467.49, Ebay.co.uk) for less than £500, while the slightly larger iPhone 12 pro max (£754, Ebay.co.uk) could be yours for a pocket-friendly £750.
Of course, if you’re an Android user, the Google Pixel 5 (£339.99, Ebay.co.uk) is a great choice, and it boasts a 48-hour battery life. Alternatively, there is a range of Samsung smartphones available, including the Galaxy S21 (£559.99, Ebay.co.uk) or the Galaxy Note20 (£549.99, Ebay.co.uk).