GRADE A - 12 MONTH WARRANTY - appears new or has only very minor signs of handling or wear.
GRADE B - 6 MONTH WARRANTY - may have scratches, chips or other forms of light cosmetic damage.
GRADE C - 3 MONTH WARRANTY - will show signs of wear; expect the product to look used.
The warranty is key
One of the most important considerations when buying a refurb is the warranty it comes with, as this provides your protection if it develops a fault. Almost all refurbs come with one, though the length and who provides it varies.
Whoever did the refurbishment will usually provide it – if that's the manufacturer, you can go to it directly if there's a problem, though you'll have rights with the retailer too. These warranties typically last a year. If the warranty is provided by a retailer, then that's who you'll be dealing with. Retailer warranties vary in length and may also depend on the grade of the refurbishment