Online marketplace Amazon is offering refurbished Xiaomi phones in India. Along with Xiaomi, Samsung phones are being sold too.
A natural question that would arise in minds of prospective buyers would be warranty. However, according to Fone Arena, these devices come with over 6 months of warranty, so that should be sorted. Amazon also gives the assurance that despite the devices not being new and (and possibly) unused, the quality is not compromised on these refurbished devices.
Earlier, OnePlus too started selling its ‘unboxed’ OnePlus Ones in the country. Chinese OEMs including OnePlus and Xiaomi usually operate a margins much thinner than other mainstream brands, which is perhaps why the companies have to resort to offering refurbished devices. Make no mistake, selling refurbished devices isn’t something new, but the Indian market isn’t yet used to the concept. In this case also, Amazon says that the operation will be a pilot and depending on the success, future sales would be organized.