Samsung CRN store: is buying Samsung refurbished worth it?
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When it comes to sustainability and going green, repurposing and reusing products is much, much better than… throwing them away.
This is why Samsung has built a refurbished program that pushes out high-quality, refurbished phones. Aptly named named “Certified Re-Newed”, because the phones are thoroughly refreshed before being put back out for sale.
Are Samsung Certified Re-Newed devices refurbished?
Yes, but it’s no simple polish. Samsung replaces any part that needs replacing with genuine parts made for the exact model.
Every CRN phone receives a fresh battery and passes a 132-point quality inspection before it is deemed suitable to sell on the CRN store. Even the old IMEI gets scrubbed and the phone receives brand-new identifiers.
On the storefront side, Samsung treats these as new devices — you get a 1-year warranty and buy with trade-in options or even in monthly installment plans.
Samsung refurbished store phones
Currently, the Certified Refurbished store has different models from the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 era up to the Galaxy S20 and Note 20 Ultra. Stock on these is pretty dynamic, as they come in and out, so if a particular model is out of stock right now, don’t be disheartened. Just come back later.
Things that are NOT allowed: