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Valve Offers Certified Refurbished Steam Deck Units at Lower Prices

Valve has announced the availability of “certified refurbished” Steam Deck units. These renewed devices are priced around 20 percent cheaper than their new counterparts, making them more affordable than during the Steam Summer Sale. The refurbished consoles come with the same one-year warranty as the new models.

Valve has confirmed that GameStop is now selling refurbished Steam Deck units in select stores. However, these models have been refurbished at GameStop facilities and will come with their own warranty.

Currently, all three Steam Deck tiers are in stock. The 64GB model costs $319, the 256GB variant is $419, and the 512GB option is sold for $519. In comparison, the new models are priced at $399, $529, and $649, respectively.

Valve ensures that each refurbished unit undergoes thorough testing before being certified for resale. The process includes a complete factory reset, software update, and extensive examination involving over 100 tests. These tests cover controller inputs, audio system, screen, internals, and battery health.

Although the refurbished units may have minor cosmetic blemishes, Valve guarantees a reliable and high-quality gaming experience at a lower cost. Additionally, the refurbished models include a refurbished power supply, carrying case, and quick-start guide.

However, it is important to note that Valve has limited stock of refurbished Steam Decks, which may fluctuate over time. Interested buyers are advised to regularly check the availability of refurbished units on the Valve website if they are currently sold out.

GameStop also offers refurbished Steam Decks at select retail locations. These units are priced up to 20% cheaper than new models and are exclusively available to customers with a GameStop Pro membership, which costs $25 annually.

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