The phrase graded TV seems to carry with it a lot of unjust connotations. People hear the phrase and assume that it is a company trying to pawn off their damaged goods, when in reality this couldn’t be further from the truth!
There’s a misconception that they are damaged or broken, where in fact they are actually in complete working order and any damage is not only superficial, but mentioned at the point of sale. The suspicion surrounding graded TVs is unfounded; as with any product, it is a likely to be a case of a few bad eggs tarnishing the name.
Graded TVs are a fantastic way to grab yourself an absolute bargain, as you will soon discover when we fill you in on everything you need to know about cheap TVs.
New and Branded Models
One of the aspects that makes graded TVs so great, is the fact that most of them are actually the newest branded models! The “older” graded stock you may come across becomes classed as graded when an ultra-new model is due for release, and stores are required to make room. The fact that this now-graded TV was the hot-model but a mere episode of Game of Thrones ago doesn’t impact on its ability to make Rise of the Tomb Raider look amazing!
When purchasing from a reliable vendor, there is no reason why your set shouldn’t come with a warranty. As we’ve already discussed, their desirability lies in the fact that they are As New, so the store you wish to make your purchase from can have as much faith in your reliable graded TV as the new-set-on-the-block.
In fact, if a TV has so much as a damaged box, it becomes classed as graded! If you’re keen on your cardboard, you may need to look elsewhere, but for all those techies who are interested on the actual, fully working television inside… a graded TV would be right up your street.
Full Working Condition
Each graded TV set sold must be in working order. Occasionally, they’re somewhat unfairly dubbed second-hand because they’ve previously been returned within a store’s allotted 10-30 day return policy.
The reality is that they not only have to be returned in perfect condition, but many stores actually request that they’re returned unused. Equally, when the set has been opened and the box is subsequently “damaged”, the store then becomes obliged to sell this brand new television as graded due to the superficial damage to the box. It sounds silly, but anyone who’s been to a major retailer can testify to the idea of superficially damaged stock taking a price-cut.
On occasion, a graded TV becomes classed as such because it has been used as a display model in store. However, as you can imagine, these sets have been hardly used, and remain in full working condition! So, not only could they be the exact same branded set as the expensive one on the shelf next to it, they come at a fraction of the price.
No… There Really Isn’t A Catch!
Humans are sceptical creatures – and we can’t blame you – but there really is no catch! Graded TVs are just the unfortunate televisual-souls that are yet to find their kindred spirit. Be it a binge-gamer or a film fanatic, graded TVs need love too!
There are a lot of myths surrounding graded TVs, from the ridiculous – like they’re off the black market – to the plain irrelevant – like they’re “uncool”! Well, if grabbing an unbelievable bargain is uncool, pass me the flares and the Christmas jumper, I’m settling in for an episode of Countdown on my new HD Smart TV.
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