10-01-2016 09:42 AM
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  1. thefriz151's Avatar
    I know this might be a little goulish at this point but is anyone else excited about the possibility of getting a refurb Note 7 after this all blows over? I just upgraded from an s3 to an s5 so I am obviously a bit of a cheapskate. I sold my old phone and bought my new one for a $30 difference. Quite an upgrade but I wouldn't mind another step up if the price was right.
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    09-18-2016 10:44 AM
  2. jsgiv's Avatar
    I know this might be a little goulish at this point but is anyone else excited about the possibility of getting a refurb Note 7 after this all blows over? I just upgraded from an s3 to an s5 so I am obviously a bit of a cheapskate. I sold my old phone and bought my new one for a $30 difference. Quite an upgrade but I wouldn't mind another step up if the price was right.
    I seriously doubt any of these recalled Note 7s will be refurbished.

    Now.. with respect to all of these S7 edges out there that people have as loaners for the past few weeks and will be returning shortly (including the one I'm typing this reply on) ... That's a different story...
    09-18-2016 10:49 AM
  3. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    There going to destroy all the faulty phones there is no way they will end up back in the matket with every thing that has happened...
    09-18-2016 10:49 AM
  4. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    I don't do refurbished stuff but that's just me.
    nonie likes this.
    09-18-2016 10:54 AM
  5. keepnitreel's Avatar
    There going to destroy all the faulty phones there is no way they will end up back in the matket with every thing that has happened...
    This^^^^ or sell the refurb/certified to the insurance companies to use as claim replacements..
    No discounted refurbs for the vultures
    09-18-2016 11:03 AM
  6. thefriz151's Avatar
    Like a vulture. I will hover over this thread for a long time to see what transpires.
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    09-18-2016 11:12 AM
  7. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    This^^^^ or sell the refurb/certified to the insurance companies to use as claim replacements..
    No discounted refurbs for the vultures
    I dont even think that will happen they want 0% Liability with these phones , plus to much expense to service/repair them to sell as refurbished to ins co.
    09-18-2016 11:12 AM
  8. tlo07's Avatar
    Would they trash the entire phone because of the battery? That would be such a waste. I hope they replace the faulty batteries and do something with those phones.
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    09-18-2016 11:33 AM
  9. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Trust me, Samsung will swap the batteries and sell these as refurbs.
    09-18-2016 11:33 AM
  10. Tabbiel1989's Avatar
    I don't do refurbished stuff but that's just me.
    Same here. I used to, but I've had too many experiences go wrong to go down that path again.
    09-18-2016 11:51 AM
  11. dvarapala's Avatar
    There going to destroy all the faulty phones there is no way they will end up back in the matket with every thing that has happened...
    There is nothing wrong with the phones per se - the problem lies entirely within the battery - and the battery can be replaced with the proper tools and under the proper conditions. Destroying a $900 electronic device because of a bad battery would be like sending your car to the crusher because your Die Hard died.
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    09-18-2016 12:04 PM
  12. Cary Quinn's Avatar
    If they can take them apart to repair the issue that caused the recall (and carefull test and certify them as part of that process), then there should be no problem with using them as insurance replacements.

    Taking the phone apart is not trivial, but can be done. https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Sams...Teardown/66389
    And was probably already part of the design and maintenance plan for normal replacements on broken glass or component failure.

    More likely is they reuse the "safe" parts in other phones, and sent all the problem batteries and charger assemblies in to be recycled.
    09-18-2016 12:11 PM
  13. jsgiv's Avatar
    There is nothing wrong with the phones per se - the problem lies entirely within the battery - and the battery can be replaced with the proper tools and under the proper conditions. Destroying a $900 electronic device because of a bad battery would be like sending your car to the crusher because your Die Hard died.
    Agreed that it's possible to refurbished them...

    The amount of bad press attached to sending even one of these back out as a refurbished device negates any gains Samsung would ever see.

    Also - keep in mind that it certainly doesn't *cost* $900 to make these devices...

    Samsung would probably spend more per device simply trying to figure out the logistics of shipping them back to be refurbished.... I doubt seriously these will even be allowed to put on a plane. It'll be cheaper to scrap them and dispose of them ...
    09-18-2016 12:40 PM
  14. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    Since samsung is in the insurance business, I'm just guessing they carry Recall Insurance that would cover most of the costs associated with the recall. The recall insurance would also cover disposal costs, so I think that's where these phones are headed. That would mean that samsung would be out the actual cost of the parts (the S7 was $252). If the parts were as high as $400, then 2.5 million phones would be $1 billion. They can write that off and move on.
    09-18-2016 12:51 PM
  15. Milt K's Avatar
    Replacing the battery isn't really the big issue I think. It'll be retaining the IP68 certification after cracking the case I would think. Don't know how that would be handled or if it's an easy process. Irregardless, it takes awhile to replace the batteries so don't expect a huge stock of refurbs to be available quickly.
    09-18-2016 12:53 PM
  16. pduffer's Avatar
    I have to believe the ones who initially put them together can do it again and have the same water sealing.
    09-18-2016 05:55 PM
  17. BlackZeppelin's Avatar
    I am just curious. What happens to the millions of Note 7's that have been handed in?
    09-18-2016 06:05 PM
  18. alwilliam's Avatar
    I am just curious. What happens to the millions of Note 7's that have been handed in?
    They gave them a proper memorial and all go to phone heaven
    On a serious 'note', carriers receiving them back are making sure they are powered down and kept in secure location. They will all be handed back to Samsung and it's up to Samsung either to destroy or refurbished them. IMOP, after all this fiasco and the 'original' Note 7s reputation, I doubt Samsung will refurbish them. It will also take some time for them to make sure all the affected Note 7s have been handed in. May take months. By that time Note 8 will be in production and the replacement Note 7s will be discounted.
    09-19-2016 01:30 PM
  19. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    Same here. I used to, but I've had too many experiences go wrong to go down that path again.
    i LOVE refurbs!! So long as they come with a 90 Day warranty, have bought at least 100 over past couple of years and ain't never been burned YET...(ha, see what i did there?!)

    BTC
    09-19-2016 04:14 PM
  20. lions_lair99's Avatar
    They may not come to America. But I bet they will at least show up in a third world country.
    09-19-2016 04:22 PM
  21. aha's Avatar
    Makes sense OP.
    09-19-2016 06:38 PM
  22. Nemesis-X's Avatar
    Price new - $849

    Price Refurb - $848.99
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    09-19-2016 06:42 PM
  23. The_Lion's Avatar
    I wouldn't mind a refurb if price is right. If it only had a 90 day warranty and costs hundreds, then maybe not. If course if I can get one AND a third party extended warranty for a good price then it's something to consider
    10-01-2016 09:20 AM
  24. donm527's Avatar
    I am guessing closer to $450... fire sale

    I'm guessing over time you're going to have constants sales/promotions on new ones.

    Price new - $849

    Price Refurb - $848.99
    10-01-2016 09:28 AM
  25. jlost's Avatar
    I don't do refurbished stuff but that's just me.
    Why? I have and had better phones that way.
    10-01-2016 09:38 AM
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