Refurbished electronics: 6 reasons to make the purchase

Discover why choosing refurbished might just be the smartest decision for your electronics investment.

Bose Certified Refurbished products

So you’ve decided to invest in a high-quality pair of earphones and are looking to get the most bang for your buck, especially since they can run into the hundreds of dollars. To combat the high price point, you might consider turning to refurbished products, which combine that high-quality sound with a lower price point.


For instance, refurbished Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II deliver the same top-tier quality at $100 less. But before making the investment, let's clarify what refurbished actually means, ensuring you make a choice that suits your needs, be it for Bluetooth® speakers, headphones, or a soundbar.

What is a refurbished product?

A refurbished product is an item that has previously been purchased and returned for a variety of reasons. These items undergo a meticulous process of examination, potential repairs, extensive cleaning, and repackaging to restore them to like-new condition.


At Bose, our teams inspect, test, and service each returned item to ensure it meets Bose’s standards for product and sound quality.

6 reasons to buy a refurbished product

Are refurbished electronics worth it? Here are six key reasons why you might decide to buy a Bose Certified Refurbished product instead of a new product.

1. Cost savings

Bose Certified Refurbished products come in new packaging with all applicable accessories, charging cables, and software, but at a lower prince. You’ll save anywhere between $20 to $100, averaging about $50. Plus, all refurbished products come with free shipping, providing additional savings.

2. As good as new

Because each Bose Certified Refurbished product is rigorously tested for function and sound quality, it will deliver the same premium levels of performance and crisp, clear sound as a new product. They are also meticulously cleaned, both internally and externally, and our teams make any necessary repairs using authentic Bose replacement parts.

3. All accessories included

When you purchase a refurbished Bose product directly, you receive all the accessories that would come with a new product. This comprehensive package is not always guaranteed when buying refurbished items from third-party sellers.


For example, all refurbished Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II come with the earbuds themselves, a charging case, USB cable, silicone eartips in three sizes (small, medium, and large), up-to-date software, and a Quick start guide

4. 1-year warranty

All refurbished products come with a 1-year warranty, just like any new product would. This sets Bose apart from typical third-party pre-owned items, which often come without any warranty.

5. Free product support

With every Bose Certified Refurbished product, you gain access to a Bose Product Expert. Whether you need help with setup, troubleshooting, or connecting to Bose apps, you receive the same level of support as you would with a brand-new product.

6. Reduced carbon footprint

Opting for a refurbished product is an environmentally conscious choice. It reduces the need for sourcing and shipping components, materials, and packaging, significantly lowering the carbon footprint associated with device production. In fact, half of the carbon emissions in the digital sector come during product production.

Smart product, smart decision.

Investing in a refurbished product might feel like a bold move, especially if it's your first time. It’s crucial to understand that a refurbished product isn't the same as a second-hand one. It arrives with all the advantages and guarantees of a new product. The only notable difference? You'll likely find some extra money in your pocket, making it a smart financial choice.


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