Psst! Amazon has a secret section with sale-priced TVs, Apple products, gaming gear and more

Rudie Obias
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Score like-new refurbished products at Amazon Renewed. (Photo: Amazon)
Score like-new refurbished products at Amazon Renewed. (Photo: Amazon)

When your tablet or TV stops working mid-Hulu binge, you know it’s time to replace your device. But before your stomach plummets thinking of the cost of a brand-new item, consider the benefits — and savings — of going with a refurbished or renewed product.

Not only do you spend significantly less, but you also make no sacrifices when it comes to functionality: When you buy from a trusted source, refurbished tech is just as reliable as brand new, fresh-out-of-the-box products.

Luckily, Amazon has a hidden section buried deep on their site for Amazon Renewed shopping. This is where you'll find top name-brand goods with lower prices. We're talking savings up to more than $250 for the brands you love, including Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Sony and much more.

And don’t let the 'renewed' tag fool you. Amazon has rigorously and professionally inspected, tested and cleaned all goods, so they’ll work and look like-new. Seriously. All Amazon Renewed products are even backed with a 90-day guarantee that the retail giant will replace the item or completely refund your purchase, if you're not satisfied with it.

Shop some of our favorites from Amazon Renewed below:

LG 24-inch Class HD LED TV

Ideal for the bedroom or kitchen. (Photo: Amazon)
Ideal for the bedroom or kitchen. (Photo: Amazon)

On sale for $104 (was $128), the LG 24-inch Class HD LED TV might do the trick for you, especially for a bedroom or even a kitchen. Since it’s built with a central TV stand, it takes up less space on flat surface area than traditional units with wider feet. It also features an optimized frame rate that reduces motion blur during live TV sporting events and high-speed action movies.

"I love the quality of the picture. Right size for small rooms," raved a delighted five-star reviewer. "Examined carefully if there are any visible scratches but there is none. This TV looks brand new. Most of all the price is amazing.

Apple MacBook Air

Speedy, compact and powerful. (Photo: Amazon)
Speedy, compact and powerful. (Photo: Amazon)

Quick! Go to Amazon and check out the current Apple MacBook Air, which was released in late 2020. It's going for $949. But you can get the MacBook Air that was released in early 2020 for just $698 — a $251 difference. What’s so great about it? With a speedy Intel Core i5 Dual-Core chip (10th generation) built-in, 8GB of memory, 128GB of on-board storage and the latest version of macOS Yosemite upgradeable to the latest macOS Big Sur, it’s a beast. It’s also super-lightweight at just under three pounds.

"At first I was a little skeptical of buying a MacBook from Amazon, but it is the real deal," shared a satisfied Amazon shopper. "It is sold by Apple. It didn't have any scratches or dents. It came with everything it would come with if you bought it new."

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1-inch

A great Apple iPad alternative. (Photo: Amazon)
A great Apple iPad alternative. (Photo: Amazon)

On sale for $255 (was $305), the Samsung Galaxy Tab A, a 10.1-inch tablet that’s the first real alternative to the iPad. It’s so easy to use and versatile, it just might convince iPad users to switch to Android altogether.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A weighs just over a pound and boasts 64GB of storage (expandable up to a whopping 512GB via microSD card), compared to Apple’s entry level 32GB (without expandability). On top of that, the Tab A’s 10.1-inch display has a full HD widescreen for immersive viewing, while the iPad is not widescreen at all.

"To be honest, I was skeptical of purchasing a renewed product like a tablet from Amazon," wrote a savvy shopper. "When the package arrived I noticed that's the Box was used and had a few scuffs on it. But when opening I found all manuals, charger, cable, and tablet wrapped in its original packaging in near mint condition. Upon observing the device, I noticed there were no scratches, no scuffs, and no dents. Of course this will vary by device and I was lucky to get a device that did not have any imperfections, but I could say that I would highly recommend purchasing this tablet for its reduced price. In addition to purchasing this tablet, I ordered a glass screen protector and a slim silicone case. this has to be one of my best purchases and I would highly recommend Amazon renewed products."

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones

World class noise-canceling for less! (Photo: Amazon)
World class noise-canceling for less! (Photo: Amazon)

Did you know the current Sony WH-1000XM4s are priced at $348? However, these renewed Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones are going for just $228 at Amazon Renewed — a $120 difference.

Sony has blessed these wireless headphones with glorious 30 hours of battery life. That's huge. When you need to re-up, you can get five more hours off a little 10-minute charge. Smart control touch sensors are built into the ear cups, which by the way are extremely plush and comfortable.

"These refurbished XM4s are the real deal," raved a happy shopper. "Product came exactly as described with all the accessories (no original packaging or manual, but that was to be expected) and the original hard shell case. A beautiful-sounding, incredibly comfortable pair of over-the-ear noise-cancelling headphones at an amazing refurb price. Really feel like I lucked out in finding these."

Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker

One of the best ways to start your day! (Photo: Amazon)
One of the best ways to start your day! (Photo: Amazon)

If you go to Amazon, the current Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker is priced at $100. However, this like-new Keurig K-Mini (in Oasis turquoise) is going for just $64 at Amazon Renewed — a $36 difference.

This Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker is for single-servings of piping hot coffee, but you don't have to worry about grinding beans or measuring out the exact amount of grounds because this coffeemaker uses handy and convenient K-Cup Pods to make coffee. Simply open the coffeemaker, place a K-Pod into its top, put enough water for one cup in its 12-ounce water reservoir and then press the 'brew' button for a great cup of joe.

Xbox One Wireless Gaming Controller

Game on! (Photo: Amazon)
Game on! (Photo: Amazon)

If you need a new gaming controller for the Xbox One S or Xbox One X (or even the new Xbox Series X/S), then this deal is for you. The sleek blue Xbox One Wireless Gaming Controller is on sale for $64, or $12 off at Amazon Renewed. It features the same comfort and grip you’d come to expect from Microsoft, while its buttons are completely re-mappable to best suit your gaming experience.

"I was a little iffy about a refurbished item, but the price was reasonable so I decided to try it. It works wonderfully! No scratches or scuffs. It may as well been a new one," reported a delighted gamer.

This controller is also Bluetooth-enabled, so you can pair it with just about any laptop, desktop, smartphone or tablet for PC and mobile gaming.

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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