So, refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – are you getting one?
by Plamen Dimitrov / Mar 28, 2017, 3:02 AM
After months of speculations and contradicting information, Samsung finally confirmed that it will sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices. The news broke out yesterday, and although the Korean tech giant didn't go into too much detail as to when or where exactly will that happen, it mentioned that the decision will be largely based on consumer interest in local markets.
As you may know, Samsung was forced to recall all Note 7 smartphones due to defects which caused some units to combust when charging. After several different probes indicated that there are no other problems with the handsets except for the batteries, Samsung's decision to sell some of its recalled inventory seems like a sound idea – the company will mitigate some of its losses, and consumers will get a chance of owning a premium phone for a fraction of the price. The reconditioned units are expected to come with new batteries of a smaller capacity, probably 3,000 or 3,200 mAh.
So, if the Note 7 ends up in your neck of the woods at some point, would you consider buying it?
Would you buy a refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7?
Yes, my body is ready!
If they offer a good enough discount.
Nice idea, but I'm saving up for the Galaxy S8
No way, Samsung lost my trust in October
Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017
Hell yes! Bring it to US and give us a reallllllly good discount please. I'll buy 2.
posted on Mar 28, 2017, 3:09 AM 2
Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013
The CPSC won't allow the device back in the USA...per PA made up claim...lol The US does not continue to ban a product simply because it has been recalled. The US unliek many countries, does have strict policies for products if a recall makes it to an official Gov't release. For Samsung to sell the Note 7 in the USA again, they simply have to refile the device with the FCC and show where the defect has been repaired. Hopefully Samsung can work it out and get the device here. If not, wherever it is sold, I will be getting a couple. Me an the wife usually gift our phones after a year to members of her family. Comes in handy because its 15 people and its hard buying expensive items for everyone at once. So having a phone that's already paid for is a nice treat. So Note 7's would be a VERY nice gift!
posted on Mar 28, 2017, 11:37 AM 0
Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016
No, not with the galaxy s8 coming out and the note 8 shaping up to be the best and the most feature rich phone on the planet. Infact i suspect it might be foldable. Had a discussion about it with my friends over at android central some days ago in their forum. Although if the price it right say $400 then people will definitely consider it. great design BTW but not on the galaxy s8 level.
posted on Mar 28, 2017, 4:27 AM 0
Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017
Somehow I doubt this is for real and the phones will end up in landfill or recycled. But if it is true then I expect the hype will cause the phone to sell out faster than the fastest selling iPhone.
posted on Mar 28, 2017, 4:31 AM 2
Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014
You should add "yes, I'm a dumbass that buys defective low quality products and don't care about my safety and the people around me".
posted on Mar 28, 2017, 4:36 AM 3
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SO that means iPhone will be on that list since as a single model, they top the list as the most failure prone device in smartphone history. iPhone catch fire, explode, burn down house,s burned cars, burned people, electrocuted people and just bent for being carried in your pocket. So that would qualify by YOUR OWN WORDS to be "defective low quality products and don't care about the safety and the people around me". Right? I mean either it goes for the goose an gander, or are you gonna continue to be a hypocrite trolling poor excuse for a human being? And "yes, YOU ARE a dumbass that buys defective low quality products...."
posted on Mar 28, 2017, 11:41 AM 1
Posts: 1861; Member since: Mar 02, 2017
I really like the device and it has no competition right now. The S8 Plus looks to be a bit too ugly and it will probably be twice the price. I would get one if completely without scratches and with at least a 3400 mAh battery. If priced right, it may be a bestseller.
posted on Mar 28, 2017, 4:40 AM 0
Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015
I didn't vote because I didn't want any of the options offered. My choice would have been that I'm not interested in such an expensive phone, refurbished or brand new - not the 8 Note either but Samsung hasn't lost my trust.
posted on Mar 28, 2017, 5:31 AM 0
Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016
"My choice would have been that I'm not interested in such an expensive phone," This refurbished Note7 won't be expensive at all. I'll rather retail at midrange prices, like $300~$400... That's a steal.
posted on Mar 28, 2017, 6:05 AM 0
Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011
The correct answer is "No I'm waiting for the Note 8" but that wasn't offered as a choice so I chose saving for Galaxy S8
posted on Mar 28, 2017, 7:19 AM 1
Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008
At $300 I would totally buy one to tide me over until the N8 comes out.
posted on Mar 28, 2017, 7:24 AM 2
Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011
yea i as thinking the same...$300 ill buy one fore sure, i had the note 2 and LOVED it, havent had a note since the note 2..so if the price is $300 ill buy it that week...im sure all the battery issues are fix by now if not then Samsung will be getting sued left and right and the company would take a very hard hit
posted on Mar 28, 2017, 11:21 AM 0
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