How to save money when buying used Office Equipment

Save money with Amazon Renewed
Save money with Amazon Renewed

How to save money and pick up a guaranteed bargain.

We all love a bargain but want to make sure that we are not being scammed and actually receive what we have paid for.

This year in particular, as we move into autumn and Christmas, we will be looking to buy presents and gifts for our loved ones (as well as ourselves) but trying to make to make our money stretch a little bit further.

One way in which you can safely save quite a bit of cash is to consider buying a previously owner or refurbished item. By this though, we don’t mean second hand, we mean brand new items that people have bought and for whatever reason returned to the store where they bought them.

One of the biggest refurbished (also known as renewed items) market places, is Amazon. It is little known but makes sense, Amazon use it to sell on their customer returns at a knock down price and with a 90-day Amazon guarantee as well. Amazon call this program ‘Amazon Renewed’.

What is Amazon Renewed?

Amazon describe their renewed program as ‘Amazon Renewed is your trusted destination for pre-owned, refurbished and open-box products.’ It show-cases refurbished, rebuilt and previously owned items direct from Amazon or from a number of strictly regulated and reviewed Amazon sellers.

Brand names in the Amazon Renewed program include ‘Apple’, ‘Dyson’, ‘Herman Miller’, ‘Go Pro’ ‘Nikon’and ‘Sony’ to name just a few. If you want it, you can probably find it in the Amazon Renewed program with a 90-day guarantee from Amazon and hundreds of dollars off the manufacturers list price.

Amazon say this in detail about the program itself ‘Renewed products have been professionally inspected and tested to work and look like new by an Amazon qualified and performance managed supplier’. 

Amazon then continues ’The inspection and testing process typically includes a full diagnostic test, replacement of any defective parts, and a thorough cleaning process carried out by the supplier, or by Amazon’. 

What categories of items can I get with Amazon Renewed?

The Amazon Renewed program covers a broad range of categories including:

Click on any of the categories above to go straight to the Amazon Renewed deals for that category.

What if I am not satisfied with the product I receive?

Products on Amazon Renewed are backed by the Amazon Renewed Guarantee. With this guarantee, you are eligible for a replacement or refund within 90 days of receiving the product if it does not work as expected. This guarantee is in conjunction with Amazon’s standard return policy that applies to most products.

The Amazon Renewed Guarantee

Amazon say under their guarantee that  ‘if you are unsatisfied with your purchase (including the product not working as expected), return the product within 90 days of receipt of your original purchase (or within 1 year of receipt of a Renewed Premium iPhone) and we will offer you a full refund or a replacement.’

Amazon also gives you access in the USA to dedicated Customer Services associates via a toll-free number – ‘1-800-362-5703

Amazon Renewed in Summary

The Amazon Renewed program gives you the opportunity to make some big savings on big ticket and big brand items, safe in the knowledge that you are backed up by Amazon’s quality customer service and 90 day product guarantee. 

Written by Simon
I am a published writer, journalist and photo-journalist. I have an MA in Creative Writing and Journalism from the University of Wales and my journalism has been published in a number of UK national newspapers including 'the Observer'. I have life long interest in creative design, art and function and this website is an exploration of that in all its forms and guises.