Best Buy and Walmart sell refurbished phones in their retail stores and online at BestBuy.com and Walmart.com. BestBuy.com offers unlocked mobile phones along with phones specific to mobile services, while Walmart.com carries reconditioned phones for prepaid services and service-specific phones. The two websites sell a variety of Android, Windows and Apple devices.
As of 2015, BestBuy.com has more than 70 refurbished cell phones for sale with a focus on Apple phones. The website provides user ratings and reviews, a description of the product, and a price comparison tool. BestBuy.com acts as an agent for outside sellers, though the company verifies the credibility of each seller before allowing them to sell on its website. To browse through refurbished phones, hover over the Products menu, and select Cell Phones. Click the Refurbished Phones & Pre-Owned Phones link underneath the Phones & Accessories subcategory.
Walmart.com sells refurbished phones with a focus on prepaid services. Prior to purchasing prepaid phones through Walmart, customers must agree to a 30-day service plan for most phones offered. Additionally, the website sells refurbished phones that are compatible with specific mobile service providers such as T-Mobile and AT&T, and the available products include customer ratings. To view refurbished phones, hover over All Departments, hover over Electronics & Office, and select Cell Phones. In the left column, select Refurbished Phones & Accessories.