Should You Buy Refurbished Electronics?

Should You Buy Refurbished Electronics?

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Is buying refurbished electronics a great way to save money, or a risky gamble on a mistreated gadget? Techquickie explains.

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  1. ballybunion9 on October 25, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    1:22: "a stray dog" LULZ!

  2. racketman2u on October 25, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Never buy refurbished computers, they could have been driven into the sea and recovered, or built from 2 crashed ones.

  3. Sputnik on October 25, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    I’m sure it’s usually fine but all the refurbished consoles I’ve seen my buddy get over the years are horrible garbage that are loosely put back together, often missing screws. Think I’ll shell out the extra hundred or so

  4. Kyle Dupont on October 25, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    I have bought a few refurbished phones to save a hundred or $200 and in most cases the charging ports already we’re pretty worn out and only lasted for a short. Of time

  5. Señor Gato on October 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    1:26 lololololol

  6. Imapancake22 on October 25, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    y was the intro walking out of the screen to the void

  7. IMPORTANT INFORMATION on October 25, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    I buy all my stuff from Guy’s Groovy Grab Bag. It’s a panel truck and he’s never in the same place twice.

  8. Todd Sloan on October 25, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Voice hurts my ears.

  9. Ger - on October 25, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    1:43 Thanks Linus you just spat in my face 🤦‍♂️

  10. Kasun Dhananjaya Nanayakkare on October 25, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Almost all my components (excpet for the personal rig itself though it’s monitor and the psu are not) are "USED" parts. They are lot cheaper and works fine for a while. 6 uears ago I bought a NEC branded monitor for as cheap as 20 dollars and it’s working flawless to the date. But, as someone mentioned earlier… "It depends"

  11. ꧁FreezysForever꧂ on October 25, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    intro: *thanks for watching echquich*

  12. abrahamnextel on October 25, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    SPIT ALERT at 1:45

  13. David Cazes on October 25, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    I bought a refurbished graphic card from newegg and it was DOA.

  14. Mars The Red Planet on October 25, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Well I bought a refurbished iPad Air 1 (I’m typing with it right now) today. It is a pretty fine tablet. Only issue I experienced is that in white backgrounds there is a darker shade below the notification bar. It doesn’t affect performance at all. I’ve also tried heavy games on it and it is amazing. It has outstanding performance on web browsing and gaming and I just bought it for 124€. So yes it is worth it.

  15. Dig pick 777 on October 25, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    bought refurbished iPhone x and turned out to be an android 😫

  16. Norm on October 25, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    A-gain-Sth…. Canadians….

  17. Alex Spartichino on October 25, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    I’ve bought a few refurbished items and I’ve never had an issue ever all of them are still working and looked brand new

  18. Carlos Perez on October 25, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    so there is a 140 dolars gtx 1060 6gb you recommend? it really cost like 220

  19. fast and furious on October 25, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    I bought a dell g3 laptop(in 90000 Indian rupees) on 15 July 2019 and after one day there was a horizontal fine line on the LCD. Dell adviced me to replace the LCD with a refurbished LCD. When the engineer was changed my LCD then a new problem was arised ,it is not powering on. Now again dell adviced me to replace my motherboard with a refurbished one. I am totally get frustrated with this dell laptop. Dell company cheated me and I am not going to adviced and buy dell product in future.

  20. Six Stonks on October 25, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    I mean, I bought a refurb monitor for £50, works great

  21. Minca89 on October 25, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    in my country refurbished PC’s have 36 months warranty. But you have freedom

  22. Sean Ferguson on October 25, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Hey Linus. Few years ago (don’t really remember when. three? four?) picked up a ‘refurbished’ Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series for $225. It’s been great. Case was clean, unscratched. Get four hours battery life max but that’s not a problem. I don’t game and don’t really need a super-powered system. I plan to pick up something brand spanking new but I’ll hang on to this one for back-up till it fries.

    BTW, would appreciate a few words from you about those miserable ‘Canadian’ keyboards vs the traditional American and how hard it is to find the latter in a Canadian retail store. Apple and Dell are two companies that only have American keyboards. I’m a deeply proud Canadian but the so-called Canadian keyboard is an abomination.

  23. LordZeusCannon on October 25, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    what about a "renewed", or refurbished smartphone from amazon?

  24. slamdeathgrindmachine on October 25, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    When you buy used car from the car lot you’re buying a refurbished car unless you buy from a private sellar that hasn’t touched it yet

  25. coc0s on October 25, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    My keyboard is refurbished and it doesn’t work so w- t 67 khk s fy5 e ed w467

  26. Kabloosh on October 25, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    My Xbox 360 was refurbished. Worked great for the life of the system.

  27. Kwrisford Ricky on October 25, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    hahaha, I occasionally apply toothpaste to the top of my computer’s cpu.

  28. Owen Wexler on October 25, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Very tempted to go refurb for my next laptop… this has been a good watch and good thinking material.

  29. chris johnstone on October 25, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Refurbished tablet section on Amazon = neverending list of iPads 🤔

  30. uncle darren on October 25, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Every Referb piece of electronics everyone I know has ever bought has died between 3-6 months. However I bought a refurberd GE coffee maker years ago for my mother (as my aunt worked at GE) and it out lived her!

  31. Robert Cooper on October 25, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    I used to work as a tech for a company that refurbished cable set top boxes. Some of the techs did good work, but because of high quotas (which really shouldn’t be a thing when it comes to troubleshooting and repair) a lot of the techs would cut corners: soldering in components from the top of the pcb, jumpers around filter caps and current limiters, float soldering with a heat gun on temperature sensitive chips, etc.

    I’ll buy open box products, but I avoid anything that has been refurbished.

  32. rivoo on October 25, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Im getting a refurbished headphones and gaming keyboard im scared for my life lol

  33. Ayraaft Cars on October 25, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    I just got scammed by refurbished laptops 😢

  34. Hassie Jayasekara on October 25, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    He’s right you dont know where a stray dog has been especially when he’s turned into a pig…

  35. John Casey on October 25, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    I love refurbished and used items. I usually manage to get around 50% off. I have purchased a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro, S7, S9, Book 2, Dell XPS 15 Touch 4K, projector, 2TB NVMEs, etc all at around 50% off and in great condition.

  36. Jorgen on October 25, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Watching this video on my refurbished, brand new looking and cheap Galaxy S9

  37. entertainment-knone on October 25, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    I never purchase refurbished merchandise for the simple reason that there’s a good chance that it’s been damaged or defective. Unless the refurbished item is at least 50% discount off the item if it was brand new, then I’m not buying. Oftentimes, retailers like Best Buy only offer a small discount. It’s not worth it. Once the item has been opened, it loses half of its value.

  38. Mad-Cyantist on October 25, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    I always buy refurbished. On my second Workstation. First one was awesome and worked for years.

  39. Divyansh Raghuwanshi on October 25, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    I bought a laptop and it stopped in a month got my money back not all of it but yea i had to take a loss.

  40. Michał Dybczak on October 25, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    What about batteries and SSDs that come with refurbished laptops?

  41. Mikey Cammish on October 25, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    I bought my MacBook direct from Apple on their certified refurbished scheme. On their website it does actually say these items are refurbished or clearance items. It’s quite common (at least in the UK) when buying direct from Apple to get last year’s model still brand new and unopened at around 40% off just because there’s a new model been released. They just pop a Certified Refurbished labelled lid on the box and reuse the new one for their next model 🙂

  42. mosu95 on October 25, 2019 at 7:56 pm


  43. Uditha Bandara on October 25, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    I am always buying used parts and refurbishing desktop computers fro my personal use. Normally i3 2nd GEN with 1GB VGA and brand new 120 SSD will cost me 100 USD. for a machine booting with in 20 seconds for office use. band new SSD is a must but other parts refurbished.

    all my organization computers are refurbished and no hikups at all. running very much as new once.

  44. Loco_x.x on October 25, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Before I watch this video my answer would be no don’t buy refurbished, used is better.

  45. Daniel Brinson on October 25, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    My answer is hell no

  46. Andrew Coulson on October 25, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    I bought a manufacturer refurbished Western Digital external harddrive a couple of years ago. Looks like new and performance is as expected. Saved some money. Would do it again.

  47. Kris R on October 25, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Linus is simply the best if u need any help in the technology world.

  48. Maranatha Tuason on October 25, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    1:45 something came out of his mouth xD

  49. 1912RamblerFan01 on October 25, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    I have bought three refurbished ThinkPads and have been mostly satisfied, although I did receive one lemon. All three have been less than $600, with my recent W541 being the most expensive (but also the best spec’d.)

    Buying a refurbished machine is a great way to get a good machine for a decent price, especially if you’re on a budget like I am. Some manufacturers like Apple also have really good refurbishing programs for their products, although you will likely pay more in comparison to a third-party refurbisher.

  50. Martin Wepe on October 25, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    My dealer of refurbished computers gives me 3 years if warranty for a few bucks.

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