Should you buy the Bose QC35 refurbished and where should you buy them?

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Find out if the refurbished route is right for you!

If you’re in the market for a pair of wireless noise-canceling headphones, there’s a very good chance that the Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series I or II) is at the top of your shopping list.

Bose is one of the dominant forces when it comes to consumer audio gadgets, and while the QC35’s aren’t perfect, they offer a winning combo of great design, excellent sound quality, long-lasting battery life, and some of the best active noise-canceling you can find right now.

While all of that’s fine and dandy, the $349 price tag that accompanies the QC35s is a bit much. Bose occasionally runs sales to lower the cost of new models, but if you’re really trying to stretch your dollar, you may want to consider picking up a pair that’s refurbished.

Refurbished gadgets are a great way to save a few extra bucks while still getting a quality product, and with the Bose QuietComfort 35, that’s no different.

There aren’t a ton of options out there for buying refurbished versions of the headphones, but after a bit of snooping, here’s what we found.

Amazon

Starting first with Amazon, there’s only one seller for refurbished QC35s at the time of publishing this article.

Thai Tanic Deal has refurbished QC35 Series IIs up for sale and is charging $332.97 for them with $0.00 in tax and free two-day shipping if you have Amazon Prime.

That’s about $17 off the MSRP for a new pair of the headphones, so while you’re still saving money, it might not be as much as you’d like.

See at Amazon

eBay

Moving over to eBay, the most prominent seller for refurbished Bose QC35 IIs is that of Universal Harbor Store. This seller currently has a 100% positive feedback rating with 280 user reviews and offers free delivery in four days with a 100% buyer satisfaction guarantee.

Universal Harbor Store is selling the QC35 IIs in both black and silver for a considerably lower price of $299.99. That’a full $50 less than picking up the headphones brand new and is a much better discount compared to what you’ll find on Amazon.

This seller is also backed by eBay’s own money-back guarantee and you’ve got 30 days to return the headphones if you aren’t satisfied so long as you’re able to pay for the return shipping cost.

See at eBay

eCrater

Last on our list, we managed to track down another refurbished option that’s even cheaper than what you’ll find on eBay.

If you head on over to eCrater and look for seller TronixWarehouse, you’ll find a refurbished pair of the QC3s being sold for just $285.99. This is the Series I model meaning that there’s no built-in Google Assistant, but the sound quality, battery, and design are exactly the same as what you’ll find with Series II.

TronixWarehouse has a seller rating of 92.87% with 1205 reviews and is based out of Philadelphia in the United States. Returns are offered on unopened orders only and shipments should be delivered in 7-10 business days.

See at eCrater

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August 15, 2018 at 08:04AM