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Grading Definitions for New and Refurbished Tablets

BY: Editors | Jun 27, 2017

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Buying refurbished tablets has a big upside: savings. Used tablets are almost always a little more inexpensive than the brand-new variety. Still, when grabbing refurbished tablets, there are a few things you should consider. To get a better idea of exactly what you're buying, check out the grading definitions and explanations Groupon uses for its tablet inventory—it may help you decide if a new or refurbished tablet is the right choice for you.

New | A-Grade | B-Grade | Scratch & Dent

New

  • Condition/grading: new

  • Packaging: manufacturer packaging

  • Accessories: Includes all original accessories, such as standard battery supplies or power cords.

Warranties on all tablets—whether new, A-grade, B-grade, or scratch and dent—vary from 30 days to 1 year. Please review the fine print on your Groupon for any and all applicable warranty information.

A-Grade

  • Condition/grading: Like new with little to no wear. Tested and certified by a third-party refurbisher based on functionality, cleaning, inspection, and repackaging.

  • Packaging: generic packaging

  • Accessories: refurbished or generic charging cable and power adapter

Warranties on all tablets—whether new, A-grade, B-grade, or scratch and dent—vary from 30 days to 1 year. Please review the fine print on your Groupon for any and all applicable warranty information.

B-Grade

  • Condition/grading: Possible light blemishes or scuffs may appear on the screen, and minor scratches, dings, or scuffs may appear on the exterior. B-grade products will have no cracks or chips and will be clean with zero water damage.

  • Packaging: Generic packaging; does not include manual or other basic manufacturer packaging.

  • Accessories: refurbished or generic charging cable and power adapter

Warranties on all tablets—whether new, A-grade, B-grade, or scratch and dent—vary from 30 days to 1 year. Please review the fine print on your Groupon for any and all applicable warranty information.

Scratch and Dent

  • Condition/grading: Tablets will show signs of use, with minor dings, dents, and smudges on the front and back. Tablet corners may be slightly dented. There may also be scratches or scuffs on the screen, but the screen will not have chips or cracks. Scratch-and-dent tablets will always be 100% functional.

  • Packaging: generic packaging

  • Accessories: refurbished or generic charging cable and power adapter

Warranties on all tablets—whether new, A-grade, B-grade, or scratch and dent—vary from 30 days to 1 year. Please review the fine print on your Groupon for any and all applicable warranty information.