How to save more by shopping online

If you haven’t checked out Amazon renewed section on Amazon’s website, you may be spending hundreds of dollars more than you need to for everything from electronics to appliances.

Save $50 on an unlocked Apple iPhone, or $145 on an iPad.

Save $300 on a quad drone.

How about a Shark ION Robot Vacuum for $85 instead of paying $243?

Or a DeWalt cordless impact driver under $100, a $45 savings?

So, what’s the catch?

All products sold on the site are manufactured. Amazon says each one has been inspected and tested to work and appears to be brand new. And the inventory changes constantly.

You can find the site by simply Googling “Amazon renewed,” or by searching for “Amazon renewed” when you’re on Amazon’s website.

The product also comes with a so-called Amazon renewed warranty.

Amazon renewed warranty

  • Satisfaction guarantee
    • If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, return the product within 90 days of receiving your original purchase and we will offer you a full refund or a replacement.
    • If your item is marked “Renewed Premium” you may return the product within 1 year of receipt for a full refund or replacement.
    • Theft, accidental damage and tampering of the device are not covered by the warranty.
  • Fast support for claims and free troubleshooting through a single point of contact at Amazon

Product Condition Category

In Amazon Renewed, the product is fully functional and listed in one of three states. This is what each situation means.

GOOD CONDITION

Cosmetic Condition: Good

  • Screen: No scratches
  • Body: No visible signs of cosmetic damage (scratches, dents, etc.) when the product is held 12 inches away.

Functional Condition: Fully Functional

  • Battery: > 80% of original battery life
  • Accessories: Generic or original equipment manufacturer accessories and supplied packaging.

Guarantee: 90-day Amazon Renewed Guarantee

GOOD CONDITION

Cosmetic Condition: Good

  • Screen: No scratches
  • Body: Light scratches, barely visible when holding the product 12 inches away, and can’t be touched

Functional Condition: Fully Functional

  • Battery: > 80% of original battery life
  • Accessories: Generic or original equipment manufacturer accessories and supplied packaging

Guarantee: 90-day Amazon Renewed Guarantee

ACCEPTABLE CONDITION

Cosmetic Condition: Acceptable

  • Screen: May have a small number of superficial scratches that are invisible when the screen is on.
  • Body: Light scratches, clearly visible when holding the product 12 inches away, and can be touched

Functional Condition: Fully Functional

  • Battery: > 80% of original battery life
  • Accessories: Generic or original equipment manufacturer accessories and supplied packaging

Guarantee: 90-day Amazon Renewed GuaranteeNotes: Wireless devices do not use headphones. This product has a battery tested to meet at least 80% (or at least 90% for Refurbished Premium products) capacity relative to new at the time of sale. Refurbished phones are not guaranteed to maintain a waterproof seal. The product may be packed in a common box and may use common accessories, except, if any, mentioned on the product detail page.

Become an Amazon New Seller

You can also make money on it Amazon renewed, by selling gently-used electronics, tools, and housewares.

ITEMS THAT CAN BE SOLD ON AMAZON ARE UPDATED

  • phone
  • Camera
  • hEADPHONES
  • Kitchen Appliances
  • Power tools
  • Personal Computer
  • Tablets
  • TV
  • Video Game Consoles

Sellers must register and meet certain Amazon requirements to be approved, including the following:

Amazon renewed seller requirements

  • Supply invoices showing a minimum value of $50,000 in purchases made within the previous 90 days from the date of application. You can black out the unit purchase amount on invoices. Note that vendors who wish to offer products related to Home, Appliances, or Lawn & Garden, Kitchen can provide invoices showing a minimum amount of $50,000 in required purchases in the previous 180 days.
  • If you are a seller on Amazon, we need an ODR of 0.8% or less within 90 days.
  • If you want permission to list factory refurbished items (without manufacturer’s warranty) you must submit at least 8 sample unit images for product review and packaging (the box in which the product will be shipped, inside the packaging and padding, the product from above and below, the product from all four sides).
  • Your company backs all of your modified products with the Amazon Renewal Warranty and is responsible for all claims under warranty.
  • For approval to list the Apple brand in the Consumer Electronics category, we require invoices dated within the last 90 days that total $2.5 million in refurbished Apple products.

Additional information and how to apply is available at Amazon’s website.

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