What does it mean if a phone is "refurbished?"
it was someone else's before you got it. the person before you broke it. your phone company fixed it and now they are selling a phone that was once broken but then fixed.
a preowned but repaired to an almost brand-new state
It means it was returned and they fixed it.
It means that a used phone is detailed to work as a new one.
It's been used and cleaned up.
It means that they made a used phone back into the quality it would be if the phone was new.
Refurbished means someone bought it before and returned it but it still works fine and it just costs less when its refurbished.
It was returned to the company broken, but they fixed it up. You're basically buying a pre-owned phone.
It means it was used, and it was fixed and almost like new
It was used, but cleaned up a little bit before they give it to you.