At We Sell Tek our aim is to provide high quality refurbished iPhones (Second Hand) for sale at a fraction of their new retail price.
Choosing a refurbished iPhone as your next handset offers a number of advantages:
- Vast savings off the new retail price.
- An iPhone that has gone through an extensive testing process (70 point diagnostics test) ensuring each Refurbished iPhone works like new.
- A choice of grade depending on your budget. We have good through to pristine condition handsets available.
- Good for the environment - choosing a refurbished iPhone over new prevents electronics going to landfill and reduces your carbon footprint.
All our used iPhones come through our consumer trade in program therefore all our handsets are UK models and have been checked against national databases to ensure they have not been reported lost or stolen.
Our range of second hand refurbished iPhones includes the iPhone SE (2016), iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone SE 2020 - We stock these phones in all capacities such as 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB.
Our iPhones are carefully refurbished in-house by our trained engineers – our refurbishment process includes a battery check and replacement if it is below 80% original capacity, a full clean and replacement of any defective parts and finally a full diagnostics test ensuring every function works as if it would on a brand new iPhone.
Our refurbished iPhones come with a 12 month warranty which covers any manufacturing defect and we ship fast – if you order your iPhone before 2pm Monday-Friday it will be sent by Royal Mail on a next working day service for free! If you are not happy with the iPhone you receive for any reason we offer a 14 day free returns option so you can return your phone for a full refund.
|Can I trade in my old iPhone?||Yes, you can head over to our sister site to see how much your old iPhone could be worth: webuytek.co.uk|
|What condition are refurbished iPhones in?||Refurbished iPhones are available in different conditions depending on your budget and how much you would like to spend. Refurbished and second hand iPhones in pristine condition will show very little, if any, signs of wear and tear. We Sell Tek's grading criteria ranges from Fair to Good, Excellent and Pristine, meaning you can find a refurbished iPhone that suits your budget. Refurbished iPhones with more wear and tear will cost less than refurbished iPhones graded as Pristine.|
|Are refurbished iPhones good as new?||Refurbished iPhones will work as well as a brand new device. All refurbished products from We Sell Tek are tested for faults before being sold, with any faulty parts replaced or repaired.|
|How are refurbished iPhones graded?||Refurbished iPhones are graded on the iPhone exterior and the condition it is in. The grading critera at We Sell Tek considers exterior wear, tear and any signs of damage. All refurbished and second hand iPhones from We Sell Tek, regardless of exterior, are cleaned and pass an extensive testing process before being sold.|
|What happens when an iPhone is refurbished?||All refurbished iPhones from We Sell Tek pass an extensive diagnostics check before being sold to identify any faults with the device and replace any faulty parts. Read more here about our refurbishment process.|
|Can I buy a refurbished iPhone as good as new?||You will be able to choose from different grading criteria when you buy a refurbished iPhone. Refurbished iPhones in Pristine condition offer a device that has very little, if any, signs of wear and tear, and all refurbished iPhones will function as well as a brand new iPhone as all refurbished devices need to pass rigorous testing process and diagnostics check before being sold.|
|What do you get with a refurbished iPhone?||Refurbished iPhones from We Sell Tek come with charging USB cable, a brand new white box and a SIM card removal pin as standard.|
|Do you get headphones with a refurbished iPhone?||Refurbished iPhones from We Sell Tek do not come with headphones.|
|Is refurbished the same as renewed?||Generally, there are no specific defining features between 'renewed' and 'refurbished' iPhones.|
|Are refurbished iPhones good?||Buyers should expect their refurbished and second hand iPhones to work as well as a brand new device; our 12 month warranty will cover any mechanical faults you may come across.|
|Do refurbished iPhones have new batteries?||All refurbished iPhone batteries are replaced with a brand new battery if they are found to perform below 80% during diagnostics testing.|
|Do refurbished iPhones have new screens?||Part of our refurbishment process involves testing all screens to ensure there are no cracks, dead spots or abnormalities with the screen. If a fault is identified, the screen would be replaced with a new screen, then retested to ensure any issues are resolved. If no faults are found during testing the screen would not be replaced.|
|Do refurbished iPhones have a warranty?||All refurbished and second hand iPhones come with a 12 year warranty as standard with We Sell Tek. Always buy a refurbished or second hand iPhone from a retailer that offers a warranty; this demonstrates they are an accredited reseller and protects you should any faults be found with the iPhone once you have bought it.|
|Do refurbished iPhones come in original packaging?||Refurbished and second hand iPhones from We Sell Tek come with a brand new white box, but not the original packaging.|
|Is refurbished and second hand better than used?||Used iPhones will rarely have been tested for faults, and it can be harder to reclaim any money once the transaction has been made as you will not have a warranty. It is better to buy a second hand refurbished iPhone because resellers test the device for any faults before selling it, and a warranty also protects your money should you find issue with the device once you buy it.|
|Are refurbished iPhones worth buying?||Refurbished and second hand iPads are a very popular choice as they mean buyers can find the exact model they are after at a much reduced price from brand new. Second hand refurbished iPhones from We Sell Tek are also protected with a warranty, so you are guaranteed to receive a good working phone.|
|Are refurbished iPhones cleaned?||All second hand iPhones from We Sell Tek are thoroughly cleaned before they are resold.|
New vs Refurbished iPhones
If you’re considering replacing or upgrading your iPhone, it’s good to know your options. You may be considering buying a new iPhone straight from the manufacturer, Apple. However, another popular option is buying a refurbished iPhone.
Naturally, this option comes with a lot of questions; what does a refurbished phone mean? Are refurbished phones good? Deciding to opt for a refurbished iPhone rather than a new iPhone is a big decision, but there is a reason why buying a refurbished phone has its benefits.
As a potential buyer of a refurbished iPhone, it’s natural to have some questions about it. Let’s get cracking with the basics.
What is a refurbished iPhone?
A refurbished iPhone is any iPhone that has been returned to the manufacturer for any reason, such as physical damage, getting an upgrade. The iPhone is repaired and restored fully, to a standard that is as good as new. For more information on how this is done, and criteria for a phone to be fully refurbished, check out our Complete Guide to Refurbished iPhones.
Refurbished iPhones offer a more reliable, safe and dependable choice for your new iPhone in comparison to second-hand iPhones or used iPhones. The Apple refurbishment process means that your refurbished iPhone comes with certain guarantees that aren’t possible or attainable with a second hand iPhone directly from the buyer
Don’t forget: It’s important to remember that ‘manufacturer refurbished’ or ‘factory refurbished phones’ are not the same as second-hand phones or used phones.
Pros and cons of buying a refurbished iPhone
You may be deciding between a new iPhone and a refurbished iPhone. We’ve broken down the key points below to help you decide.
Pros of a refurbished iPhone
You are guaranteed to receive a fully working iPhone.
Because a refurbished iPhone has been fully restored, tested and rigorously checked by the manufacturer, you are guaranteed a good quality product. Refurbished iPhones come with a guarantee of condition before you buy, which is one of the reasons why they are such a popular choice. The internal device will be restored to factory condition, with all the data from the previous user (if there was one) removed. There will be quality grades to choose from to suit your budget, with the iPhones that are as good as new coming in at a higher price bracket than iPhones with any visible scratches, scuffs or damage.
Your iPhone will come with a warranty
A benefit of buying a refurbished iPhone is that you can find a handset that comes with a warranty, which would be far less attainable were you to buy second hand or used. Warranties can sometimes be better for a refurbished phone than a brand new iPhone. This is because professional retailers selling refurbished phones are part of a far more competitive market, and can increase their customer base by offering a competitive iPhone warranty package. It is harder to cut corners when selling a refurbished iPhone, which guarantees you are buying an iPhone in a more secure way than buying second-hand alone.
You can find a refurbished iPhone that suits your needs
It can be frustrating when you want a new iPhone, but find that the new releases are far out of your price range. If new iPhone prices are a little eye-watering, then refurbished iPhones may be the perfect choice for you. Online retailers selling manufacturer refurbished phones will offer plenty of variety, with different models and price points to suit you.
You can find a refurbished iPhone to suit your budget
Another benefit of a refurbished iPhone is that you can find an iPhone that suits your budget. The newest releases of iPhone come at a great cost, whereas refurbished iPhones will fall under different grades, meaning you can find a cheap refurbished iPhone if your budget is tight. It may have a few more scuffs than others, but it will be a perfectly functioning iPhone, just at a lower price.
All previous data is wiped from the iPhone
You don’t need to worry about any of the previous owner’s data, as the iPhone will have been reset and restored to factory condition when it is refurbished. This can sometimes be an issue with second - hand or used iPhones, when previous data isn’t completely removed from the device.
Disadvantages of buying a new iPhone
This is arguably the biggest disadvantage of buying a new iPhone directly from Apple. The latest releases and models can be incredibly expensive, and leave you feeling very out of pocket. It’s for this reason that there has been such growth in the market for refurbished or second-hand iPhones. For many, the prices of a new iPhone are simply too expensive and beyond their price bracket
Cons of a refurbished iPhone
Some retailers may not be reliable
Make sure you find a reliable retailer when you’re looking for a refurbished iPhone. Reliable websites that sell refurbished iPhones should provide a secure transaction process
Professional retailers should provide the correct documents at points of purchase, so be sure to check the following:
- Factory Certification
- A return policy
- A warranty
- A valid invoice
WeSellTek offers customers 12 months warranty as standard and a free 14 day return policy. You can read more about our processes here. Be sure to find a retailer that offers this kind of credentials, so that should you find fault with your iPhone it can be sorted and you don’t lose your money.
You may not receive your iPhone in its original box
In some cases, you may find that buying a refurbished iPhone may mean you do not receive your phone in its original packaging. Depending on how important this is to you, this may not factor into your decision. However, it’s important to be aware that some iPhones will be sent to you as they are, which could be a problem if the iPhone is a gift, for example. WeSellTek has a number of options to buy refurbished iPhones in their original box, which you can explore here.
There may be cosmetic exterior damage to your iPhone
One of the main reasons why there is a large market for refurbished iPhone is due to varying levels of wear and tear the device may have. You may expect to find your refurbished iPhone comes with a little wear and tear, depending on how much you are willing to pay. If you want a flawless iPhone with original packaging, then you may expect to pay a little more. However, this cost will still be considerably cheaper than buying a brand new iPhone. All refurbished iPhones are taken through a grading system from fair to pristine. You can find plenty of refurbished iPhones in pristine condition. You can explore the range of pristine refurbished iPhones from WeSellTek here.
Benefits of buying a new iPhone
Is it better to buy directly from Apple when you buy an iPhone? Here are a few reasons why it could be the right choice for you:
You are guaranteed a brand new handset
The obvious advantage is that you are guaranteed a brand new iPhone in pristine condition. It will be brand new out of the box, with no previous users, so in terms of performance and cosmetic appearance, you won’t find a better deal.
If you buy a new iPhone directly from Apple, the process will be far more straightforward than shopping around for a suitable deal. The process will be clear and simple, without any concerns regarding delivery time or reliability of the website.
Buying direct from the manufacturer means there is no chance of you parting with your money for a faulty second-hand iPhone that doesn’t work properly. Buying second-hand or used iPhones can be risky, which is why it’s always good to opt for a refurbished iPhone from an accredited supplier (like us!).
Tips for buying a refurbished iPhone
1. Ask about the returns policy
Make sure the iPhone you are buying comes with a guaranteed returns policy. A returns policy should be available for any product a consumer buys, by law. Any consumer should have 14 days minimum to cancel the purchase from the trader, as is stipulated in the Consumer Contracts Regulations.
If you cannot find details of a return policy on site, this is a red flag. Look elsewhere and don’t provide the website with any personal or financial information.
Did you know... Your rights are protected by Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act of 1974, which means your credit card company should also take responsibility should a purchase go awry.
2. Check for a warranty
Do refurbished iPhones come with a warranty? They should! Any accredited online retailer should offer a warranty with your purchase. This means should any faults occur with your refurbished iPhone within a certain period of time, the retailer will replace or repair the device.
3. Buy from an accredited website
As mentioned earlier, there will be plenty of websites that are actually scammers with an aim to part you from your money in return for a fake or faulty iPhone. Check for company website reviews, and never make a purchase from a website that doesn’t include ‘https://’ at the front of the URL. (This ensures the website is secure)
4. Make sure the iPhone is compatible with your network provider
It’s important to double-check that your refurbished iPhone is compatible with your current service provider. It would be painful to go through the process of buying an iPhone to then find you can’t use it properly. If the phone is unlocked, it will work with any network.
Buying a refurbished iPhone - Mythbusters
There are plenty of myths out there when it comes to buying a refurbished iPhone. You may have concerns regarding the iPhone’s quality and reliability. That’s why we’ve put together a list of MythBusters to help you separate fact from fiction. Read about the most common myths about buying a refurbished iPhone below.
Your phone won’t come with an original box
You can actually find plenty of refurbished iPhones that come in a box. Phones from WeSellTek also come with charging cables and accessories, as standard.
All refurbished iPhones are of poor quality
You can find refurbished iPhones ranging from fair to pristine condition, with a unique grading system so you can find an iPhone to suit your needs and budget. Despite varying levels of wear and tear, the internal devices are in perfect working condition, having gone through multiple checks and tests when being refurbished.
Your iPhone won’t come with a warranty
Your iPhone will come with a warranty! In fact, it comes with a 12-month warranty at WeSellTek, which covers any faults with the iPhone, ensuring you can get it repaired or replaced, free of charge.
You won’t be able to find the model you’re after
We have a range of different refurbished iPhones covering different price brackets, including the latest models. No matter what iPhone you’re after, you can find it at WeSellTek.
Your iPhone will be unreliable
Refurbished iPhones from WeSellTek go through a rigorous testing process, meaning you are guaranteed a good quality product. The device is restored and checked with all previous data wiped and is restored to factory condition.