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If you’re looking to invest in a Shark or Dyson vacuum, eBay Certified Refurbished is the smart shopping hack you really need to know about.
Shark is one of the best vacuum cleaners on the market, but it is priced high and usually costs between £200-400. However, we recently discovered eBay’s refurbished section, where you can get a discount on everything from vacuum cleaners to the best mattresses all year round.
eBay recently created a landing page for its Certified Refurbished products. It’s a goldmine of amazing discount deals from top brands like Shark, Dyson, Tefal and Russell Hobbs.
Refurbished means that none of the products are brand new, but have been expertly restored to perform like new. They all come with a minimum one-year seller’s warranty and are usually sold by the brand itself for up to 30% off the regular price.
We recently spotted a Certified Refurbished Shark Anti Hair Wrap Cordless Pet Vacuum Cleaner with a 1 year warranty selling for £199.99, from the Official Shark Store. That’s a saving of £130.00, compared to the original retail price of £329.99.
You can also pick up a Dyson V7 Animal Cordless Vacuum – Certified Refurbished for £199.99 from the official Dyson store. A brand new version is currently being sold at Curry’s for £249.00, meaning you could save £50.00.
What does Certified Refurbished on eBay mean?
All products in the refurbished section have been classified into four categories: certified, excellent, very good and good. These categories are designed to help customers understand whether they are purchasing a vacuum that is in perfect condition with no damage or a product that has been enjoyed and exchanged by a previous owner.
Certified Refurbished means the item will be in pristine, like-new condition. Any product labeled as certified has been inspected, cleaned and refurbished by the manufacturer or a professionally approved supplier to meet the manufacturer’s specifications.
Shark Anti Hair Wrap Cordless Pet Vacuum – Certified Refurbished | £199.99, eBay
The Shark Cordless Pet Vacuum Cleaner is sold by Shark Official Store. It has been checked, cleaned and restored by professionals. The product may have some minor cosmetic imperfections and some signs of use. It may also not be in its original packaging. However, it must be in perfect working order and deliver the same performance you expect from a Shark vacuum.
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In many cases, Certified Refurbished products may never have been used. The Shark store explains in its Certified Refurbished listing that: “Products are returned to Shark for a number of reasons, often simply because the buyer has changed their mind. All units are checked, cleaned and restored by professionals.’
Simply because the brand can’t resell these returned items, you can get an incredible deal on a product that’s basically new.
Are refurbished items guaranteed?
All “Refurbished” items on eBay come with a minimum 1 year seller’s warranty. They all include free UK delivery and are backed by eBay’s money back guarantee, with 30 day returns.
“Refurbished on eBay allows buyers to save up to 30% on a wide range of items from top brands,” an eBay spokesperson explains. “Especially in home appliances, including recent versions and previously scaled-down models.”
“Not only is buying refurbished products better for your wallet, it dramatically extends the life of a product. Preventing it from going to landfill and reducing its impact on the environment.
Better value and better for the environment, this eBay shopping hack is a win-win in our books.