Google Store now sells refurbished Pixelbooks and Google Wifi

What you need to know

  • Google has begun selling refurbished hardware through its store.
  • The Pixelbook and Google Wifi 3-Pack are the first two and only products available for sale.
  • All devices sold have been renewed and feature a 1-year warranty.

Google makes some great hardware, but it can also be a bit pricey and leave a sizable dent in your bank account. Most of the time if you want to save a few bucks, you'd be left waiting for a random sale for whatever device you're pining for.

However, Google now has a new way for you to get that tech you want without paying top dollar through its Certified Refurbished storefront.

Currently, the Pixelbook and Google Wifi 3-Pack are the only two available products. The Pixelbook is the Core i5 model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for $749. That's not the cheapest this model has ever been available for, but at least you can pick it up right now. That's better than waiting on some sporadic sale that may or may not happen.

The Google Wifi 3-Pack for $179, on the other hand, is at one of the best prices we've ever seen for the mesh Wi-Fi system, which can cover homes up to 4500 square feet.

Buying refurbished electronics to save money is nothing new, but until now, Google hardware was only available refurbished from third parties. Buying refurbished directly from Google comes with a host of benefits.

First, Google says the "products undergo our rigorous quality control process to ensure each device lives up to Google standards." That includes inspecting the product, repairing, restoring, and cleaning the device to bring it back to "like-new" condition.

Next, the product goes through testing to "ensure everything works as it should." Finally, it is packed with "accessories that fit Google's standard." If that's not enough to ease your concerns of buying refurbished, each product also comes with a 1-year warranty.

Both devices are in limited quantities, so get them while you can. And buying directly from Google also means you can take advantage of its financing options, in case the price tag is still a little out of your budget.

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