Amazon-India has announced to start selling its refurbished Smartphones from top brands like Xiaomi and Samsung, soon Amazon will add refurbished smartphones from brands like Apple, One Plus, Lava and Motorola. The Amazon India started this work in partnership with surpluss.in as well.
“Our consumer insights give us enough reason to believe that there is a market in India for quality-assured, brand-refurbished smartphones at value prices. We are starting the refurbished category as a pilot and will scale as we see more feedback from customers,” said Noor Patel, director of category management-media at Amazon India.
According to amazon all the phones will be marked as refurbished to distinguish them from brand new units. This is also a pilot and Amazon says initially it will be limited to select models from a few brands. The refurbished phones will be fulfilled by Amazon.
The smartphones will come with a minimum of 6 months warranty, which will be provided by the brands themselves. 50 to 75 percent refurbished mobile phones are sold on the original sale price however, the credibility of smartphones is that they are brand-refurbished.