Choosing A Refurbished Or Used Apple iPhone In New Zealand

Apr 15th 2021


Do you need to replace your existing iPhone or upgrade it as your usage has changed? Or is your current phone damaged due to an accidental fall? 

Replacing your iPhone with another one can be a difficult financial decision, as prices soar year on year. 

If price is an issue, we recommend  getting a refurbished or secondhand iPhone instead. That being said, you might be on guard against dishonest or unreliable sellers online. You might even choose to purchase your secondhand phone from someone you trust, like a friend. 

In a refurbished marketplace such as eBay and Amazon that is teeming with options, how can you choose your desired iPhone while enjoying considerable savings? 

Read on to find out exactly how you can do so.

 1) Is The Seller Trustworthy? 

Imagine forking out money for your desired refurbished or secondhand phone only to find out that the phone has been stolen or blacklisted. While this nightmare scenario might seem like it only happens in the movies, the truth is that it can happen anywhere and to you. Especially so when you buy your refurbished or secondhand phone from online peer-to-peer (P2P) marketplaces that permit sellers of any background to sell their phones without verification. 

The best way to safeguard yourself would be to find a trustworthy seller to get your desired refurbished or secondhand iPhone from. If you buy your desired refurbished or secondhand iPhone from Reebelo New Zealand, you will not have to worry about whether your phone has been stolen or blacklisted by the New Zealand police. All of Reebelo New Zealand's partners are certified vendors and no phone transacted on our platform has been stolen or blacklisted. 

2) How Is The Phone's Battery Life? 

You can get an average of about 10 hours of battery time for speaking on the iPhone. However, even reliable battery lives do not last forever because battery diminish as time goes on.

Once you receive your new device, you should inspect its battery life before you confirm your purchase. After you buy it, continue to monitor the battery capacity of the iPhone. If you buy a secondhand phone that is more than 1 year old, think of potential extra costs that would come with replacing a damaged battery. 

The safest way is to get your refurbished iPhone from Reebelo New Zealand, because battery life will not be an issue. Prior to purchase, refurbished iPhones are thoroughly cleaned, repaired, and checked by Reebelo’s trusted New Zealand vendors. The Reebelo team strives constantly to ensure healthy battery level for every refurbished phone. 

3) Does The Phone Come With A Warranty? 

The phone warranty is another key factor when it comes to getting the right refurbished iPhone. Getting any phone would be a risk on the buyer’s part. However, one way to protect yourself from any possible purchase scams would be a good warranty time frame. A refurbished iPhone with a solid warranty time frame can at least provide some reassurance that you can send your iPhone back to the seller or manufacturer for further repairs after purchase.

Chances are that if you get your refurbished iPhone from an individual seller with no proven track record, you might not enjoy the perks of a quality phone with a good warranty period. If you get your phone from Reebelo, you can enjoy 12 months warranty, coupled with free countrywide phone delivery to your doorstep. 

4) Is Your iPhone Unlocked? 

If you are keen to purchase a particular refurbished iPhone, check if the phone is unlocked. Unlocked phones offer the flexibility to choose your preferred phone contract and service provider. Moreover, an unlocked iPhone would make it much easier to trade it in when you need to. On the contrary, if you have a carrier-locked iPhone, you would have to go through the tiresome process of unlocking it should you need to trade it in for another phone upgrade in the future. The great news is that all of Reebelo New Zealand's phones are unlocked to provide customers like you with flexibility for phone upgrade and replacement options. 

Get The Perfect Refurbished iPhone At Reebelo Now!

Enjoy huge savings when you buy your refurbished iPhone from Reebelo New Zealand. Get the iPhone XS at up to 50% off or browse the entire collection of refurbished iPhones from Reebelo here for a more comprehensive look before making your purchase. Enjoy free countrywide shipping and a seamless phone purchase experience with free phone returns within 14 days. What are you waiting for? Hurry up while our iPhone stocks last!