Should I buy a factory refurbished Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P3100?

Nishant Saumya November 9, 2012
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Hi,

I have to buy a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 with voice call facility. A new Samsung Galaxy tab 2 comes for 19000 INR [Indian National Rupee] while I have just checked a refurbished Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and it comes for 15500 INR.

Should I buy a refurbished one because it’s cheap and repaired?

Anyone who has experience with refurbished products please comment…

Thanks

Nishant

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  1. Devansh
    April 16, 2013 at 8:58 am

    It depends.. refurbished electronics directly from the brand such as Samsung carries warranty and undergoes double inspection. In fact I purchased the same Galaxy Tab P3100 at Rs.13500 from http://www.gobol.in and made a huge savings. The tab is working fine amd what I suggest you should look for the manufacturer warranty which Gobol is providing in this case as major point while buying a refurbished stuff

  2. susendeep dutta
    November 12, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Rs.15500/- is too costly to have this product as a refurbished.Better buy a phone at this price range with big screen possible.

  3. Rick
    November 12, 2012 at 6:10 am

    I purchased a factory refurbished Acer A500 32gb tablet and would not recommend buying refurbished to anyone. In the future, if it is electronic, I will buy new. The limited warranty time is not long enough to discover all that may be wrong with your device.

  4. Alex Perkins
    November 10, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    I would safe a little more and then get it brand new, avoid possible (and likely) disappointments.

  5. Chris Taylor
    November 10, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    i agree for the small savings you get refurbished is a high risk never had good experience. i dont fall for that anymore

  6. Jim Chambers
    November 10, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    I hope Samsung factory refurbs are better than my experience with Lenovo laptop. I got and returned 3 one after the other because each completely failed in less than a day.

  7. ha14
    November 10, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    if it is refurbished by Samsung then should be more reliable than from third party sources, final decision should be yours.

  8. Bhavuk Jain
    November 10, 2012 at 9:58 am

    It is available for Rs.16890/- at timtara.com so you should buy a new one instead of a refurbished.

    • Rajaa Chowdhury
      November 14, 2012 at 2:02 am

      At timtara.com it says the list price is some Rs. 23,500 odd and the offer price around Rs. 21,500 odd, so I dunno where you fot this magic figure. If this was the offer price at timtara.com in India for a new device, there will be a beeline for it. Kindly provide the full url link please of the timtara offer.

  9. Drew Butler
    November 10, 2012 at 8:03 am

    I don't know INR currency but that doesn't seem like a big enough discount to lose the warranty. Not saying that refurbished products aren't good or anything....

  10. Ken Gaming
    November 10, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Nope, don't ever buy refurbished electronics. They won't last for very long!

  11. Nikhil Chandak
    November 10, 2012 at 4:55 am

    I think u should buy the refurbished one
    check out the details of refurbished Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 here
    http://www.androidauthority.com/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-7-walmart-sale-122182/

  12. Rajaa Chowdhury
    November 10, 2012 at 2:10 am

    Nishant,

    Thoroughly check if everything is working fine. Also remember, refurbished products do not usually have warranty coverage. Taking these aspects and the risk factor into consideration, these are only feasible to buy only if the offer price is less than or around 50% of the pricing of a new showroom product. I personally feel 15500 INR is too high a price asked for the piece and with just 4K more, you get the company warranty and peace of mind, beside a sparkling new factory packed product. However, if the price offered is around 9K to 10K, you may give it a look only by thoroughly checking the product yourself by comparing it with the new one (which you can test at any Samsung Smartphone showroom, they keep working model on display to play around for the prospective buyers) and then deciding on it as a good buy or not, however the risk factor doesn't wane as you are practically on your own with the device. If your tech-savvy, that should be OK I guess, otherwise refrain.

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