Google also started selling refurbished devices

Google has started selling refurbished devices in its online store.

What it is

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used gadgets that were returned to the manufacturer for some reason. These could be minor faults, or the device was exchanged for a new one as part of the trade-in program.

At the factory it is repaired, reassembled,The case and battery are changed and thoroughly tested. If the gadget works well, it is packaged in a box with new accessories and sent for sale with a reduced price tag.

“Refurbished and ready to go.Welcome to the Certified Remanufactured Program. Each product is subject to the same high standards and rigorous testing of any device bearing the Google name,” the company says on its website.

This practice is common at Apple, and refurbished iPhones are in high demand.

What is offered

So far, there are only two products in the Google refurbished devices section: a Pixelbook laptop and a set of Google Wifi routers (3-Pack).

A new Pixelbook in its basic configuration is offered for $1000, and a refurbished one for $750.

For a new set of routers you will have to pay $260, while a refurbished one will cost $180.

Refurbished devices are sold with a one-year warranty.