At a certain point of time, even I was wondering what remanufactured, or refurbished products was? Well, going by the name of it, I thought they were used products and worn out products which was patched up and sold, and quite obviously, at that point of time, I didn’t find any charm in it. However, with time, and experience, I’ve got to know that, refurbished products are – infact – a great way to save huge costs!!..
To start with, what exactly are remanufactured, or refurbished products? What do they really mean?
Well, according to the definition, remanufactured products are products, which are manufactured using materials from existing products. However, with stringent consumer laws, there are a lot of things that can classify a product as remanufactured. Some are really silly, frivolous, and laughable! Check out some of them.
- One of them is if the package is opened, the manufacturer can sell the item only as a used one, or remanufactured one.
- Also, if the company has extra stock, or old stock, of a Brand New item, they might badge it as a refurbished product and sell it. Only because it might instigate their dealers who bought at a new cost.
- Sometimes manufactures face problems in shipping brand new items to certain countries with strict import laws and high taxes. In that cases manufactueres just rebadge the products to refurbished products, and ship it.
- Sometimes, the even the display pieces in factories are also called remanufactured!
Why does one need a remanufactured, or refurbished product?
Well, if you go through the above points, you might get that the only answer to it is to be: Shopping Smart! With the current economic conditions, everyone is looking to save one way or the other. Well, what better way that going the remanufactured way! Factory certified manufactured products are always as good as new and save you atleast 30-40% of the cost from new.
I recently purchased a remanufactured Lenovo Ideapad P400, and I’m pretty happy with it. CLICK HERE for more details on the product, and more such products!