But, of course, there are always downsides. Waiting for an item to pop up on the second-hand market for a reasonable price takes a decent amount of time, even more on the refurbished storefront. There’s limited warranty, if any, and you have to live with scrapes and scratches that somebody else left on your newly-acquired phone.
But, you know — a bargain is always a bargain. So, would you rather buy new, refurbished, or second hand (from a private seller)?