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Google Store starts selling refurbished Nest products in the US

Last September, Made by Google started offering refurbished products at slightly discounted prices. The two initial offerings went out of stock quite a long time ago, and the US Google Store is now expanding the refurbished lineup to include Nest smart home products.

In addition to Pixel phones, there is now a “Refurbished Connected Home Devices” section. A used Nest Protect is available for $90 in either wired or battery-powered configurations.

New smoke detectors today sell for $119, with Google not specifying beforehand how long it has previously been in use, or whether they’ve replaced the “10-year electrochemical carbon monoxide sensor” with a new component. Users normally get an alert when it’s time to replace the entire Protect.

The smart device can be controlled via mobile app and turn on a “Pathlight” when motion is detected at night.

The Google Store today is also selling a refurbished Nest Cam Indoor for $115, which is only a $14.99 discount over buying brand-new. Given that people rarely interact with security cameras, this is probably a better way to save some money. It records in 1080p resolution and can be mounted via its magnetic base or on a tripod.

All refurbished products carry a one-year Google warranty. These devices are inspected, cleaned/repaired to “like-new condition,” subjected to quality checks, and then repackaged.

Google Refurbished products may have been owned by someone else or may simply have spent a longer-than-usual time in a warehouse. Google Refurbished products are in full working condition, but may show minor cosmetic imperfections.

As of today, Google is no longer listing the refurbished, first-generation Google Wifi 3-pack for $179, or the Pixelbook. The Chromebook was discontinued in September and originally started at $749 before dropping further to $699 on the refurb store.

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