A refurbished device means that it was either pre-owned or used as a display model. The products are then returned to working condition and sold for a reduced price. Sometimes they are called refurbed, reconditioned, or remanufactured.
On this “Scale of happiness,” refurbished get close to the experience of buying new. Every refurbished product comes with a warranty, a great price and more importantly is a responsible way to consume electronic goods. Buying refurbished avoids adding more electronic waste on our planet.