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Reconditioned, discontinued or with small aesthetic defects products are becoming more and more popular in Spain due to their low prices. To respond to this demand, MediaMarkt recently opened in Pinto (Madrid) his first physical ‘outlet’ in Spain that is complemented by the one on the web and the one on eBay, where each store offers its discounted items for sale. We have visited it to see if it is worth going to the south of the capital and in search of some plum.
The first thing that catches your eye is the capacity. Compared to the MediaMarkt ‘megastores’ that are usually found in shopping centers, the ‘outlet’ is quite small. barely 200 meters in a small place that is located within the logistics and services ‘hub’ located in Pinto. This physical limitation makes the offer is not as wide as might be expected.
About the ‘stock’ of the store, which around 100 products, one of the store clerks explains that “every day different items arrive for sale and we don’t know what they are”, although she stresses that sometimes some arrive “quite discounted and that they are good opportunities”. In addition, they have a ‘express’ repair service in one hour.
Mobile phones, televisions and other devices
If you are looking for a bargain to change your ‘smartphone’, this is not your store. Barely four mid-range phones, all of them with minor cosmetic damage. A Xiaomi, a Vivo and two Samsung, the cheapest, the A32 for 171 euros instead of 229. Yes, it is easier to find one Smart TV that fits our needs, since there are a dozen Samsung, LG or Xiaomi, of different sizes, between 250 and 1100 euros, approximately.
In a small display case there is space for other devices. just one Xbox One and ones headphones accompany, surely, the most striking of the ‘outlet’: a apple watch reduced from 639 to 479 euros. And in another of the shelves there are spaces for a dozen laptops starting at 250 euros.
In the physical ‘outlet’ of MediaMarkt there are interesting offers on small household appliances. Highlights the Moulinex i-Companion XL kitchen robot for 599 euros. In home cleaning, robot vacuum cleaners from Roomba, Xiaomi or Cecotec, from 142 euros or the cordless vacuum cleaners We also found several coffee pots from reduced capsules of L’Or, Dolce Gusto and the like, plus some iron of the clothes.
One side of the store is packed with refrigerators of various sizes, heights and colors. If you are looking for one, you can find a good offer to renew it. There is even some kind american two door from just over 500 euros. In addition, there are other kitchen appliances such as dishwashers, ovens and washing machines, that have defects on the back or sides, so they are not visible.
Electric scooters, purifiers, air conditioners…
The store offer, which, as we say, changes day by day, is completed with different items. There are several electric scooters between 250 and 500 euros, some of them with signs of use, which in this case are more noticeable, and accessories. There are also purifiers, some ‘split’ to mount an air conditioner at home, ‘gaming’ chairs or universal controls for televisions, among other items.
In summaryan ‘outlet’ with a limited offer where you can find good prices if you are willing to buy an item with a small scratch, almost always not very visible. But in which we are not always going to find what we are looking for, rather it is possible that we have to go several times to find it, something that is not the most comfortable considering its location in an industrial estate in Pinto.