There are plenty of iPhone deals out there, but a lot of them require signing up for a lengthy carrier agreement or trading in a device to get the best savings. If you want reduce the amount of strings attached but still want to save some serious cash, your next best option could be going for a refurbished device. And Woot is offering one such refurb sale today with recent iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series devices selling there from as little as $330.
These aren't the absolute best iPhone models available these days following the release of last fall's iPhone 14 lineup, but they're more than powerful enough for most folks. The iPhone 12 Mini is the most affordable model in the sale at $330, and the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 isn't much more (at $390) if you prefer the midsize screen. iPhone 12 Pro devices, offering boosted camera hardware, are also included. The standard iPhone 13 is on sale from $560, around $140 less than what Apple charges for the device these days.
All the devices you'll find at this sale are "scratch and dent" refurbs. According to Woot, that means you can expect these items to show moderate signs of wear and tear, but they have all been thoroughly inspected to ensure they're in full working condition with at least 85% battery capacity. You'll get a 90-day warranty, too.
In assessing whether the iPhone 14 was worth the upgrade late last year, CNET senior editors Sareena Dayaram and Lisa Eadicicco said that the iPhone 12 series devices were still worth keeping ahold of, and it was only worth jumping from an iPhone 13 to the iPhone 14 series if you really had to have the latest and greatest Pro model.
If you'd prefer a refurb device with minimal cosmetic imperfections, Amazon is currently running a Lightning deal on Renewed Premium iPhone 13 Pro Max devices. These phones are guaranteed to offer at least 90% of their original battery capacity and come backed by a year-long warranty. They could sell out quickly, though.