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You may have heard that buying refurbished electronics can save you serious cash. But did you know that you could score refurbished (and cheaper) home appliances, too? The Dyson Outlet offers refurbished cordless and corded vacuum cleaners, air purifiers, and hair stylers at up to 30% off (which is comparable to Dyson’s Black Friday deals, but at least with Black Friday you get newer models). For example, you can get a refurbished Dyson AirWrap for 15% off right now. Cue the great hair days.
And if you’re a little nervous about shopping Dyson refurbished or aren’t too sure what that means, I got you. I break down all of the ins and outs below.
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If a Dyson machine is refurbished, it was previously sold by and returned to Dyson.
At Dyson Outlet, you’ll find refurbished vacuum cleaners, hair stylers, and air purifiers that have been returned to the company. What this means is that a customer returned this product for any number of reasons, or the item had minor cosmetic damages. When Dyson receives a return and wants to resell the item, their team of engineers repair, inspect, clean, and test the machines before they go on sale. This is why they’re marked down.
Dyson Outlet is the best place to purchase refurbished Dyson items.
You’ll find refurbished Dyson products on sites like eBay, Amazon, and Overstock. But here’s the thing: while these may be fine places to shop, you’re buying refurbished items from third-party sellers. I’d say buying this way is risky. And that’s because with refurbished items in general, you’ll never really know what to expect in terms of performance and damage.
Instead, I recommend heading to Dyson Outlet, an offshoot of Dyson’s website. You feel more at ease knowing you’re shopping directly from the brand. And according to Dyson, the same engineers who work on the newer machines test, clean, and inspect refurbished machines before they go on sale. Even more importantly, all the parts that go into repairing the refurbished item are genuine Dyson only.
Refurbished purchases are under warranty.
Newer Dyson machines come with a 2-year or 5-year warranty depending on whether it’s a larger home appliance or a hair styling tool. It’s a little different when you buy something from Dyson Outlet. All Dyson refurbished machines automatically come with a 6-month or 1-year warranty, depending on the product. If your machine breaks down during the warranty period, Dyson will repair or replace it for free. That’s some nice assurance that the product you’re buying is quality.
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You can’t return refurbished Dyson items.
All Dyson refurbished items are considered final sale and cannot be returned or exchanged. It’s kind of a bummer. But if you have any issues with their products, you’re covered by their warranty. You can always contact Dyson through their website to see how they can help.
Buying from Dyson Outlet is worth it if you really want to stay brand-specific.
Buying from Dyson Outlet will save you anywhere between $50 to $100 on refurbished vacuum cleaners and other items. Additionally, there’s a 6-month or 1-year warranty. Other than the fact that these machines were pre-owned, it would be hard to tell a refurbished product from a new one. Once you order a machine, it comes with all the cables and accessories you need — although they may not be in the original packaging.
The only downside is you’re limited to the products listed on the Dyson Outlet page. So you may have to wait until the items you are looking for are in stock. Also, if you want a newer model, it actually might be worth waiting until Black Friday in November. That way, you can save similar discounts of up to 30% and will receive all new parts.