Graded TVs: Everything You Need to Know


There’s no doubt that purchasing a TV can be daunting. With size, resolution, price and appearance to consider (amongst other factors), it’s clear why many people feel overwhelmed when choosing a new TV. Here at Cheap TVs, this isn’t the case. We want to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible, which is why we stock some of the UK’s biggest TV brands at the lowest costs. How are we able to do this you ask? Graded stock. All stock on our website from our range of cheap Smart TVs to our cheap LED TVs is graded – which means you’re always getting a reliable product without the huge price-tag that often comes with big-brand names.

In this article, we’ve provided you with all the information you need about graded stock. What it means, why it’s often the best option, and why we’re the best place to go for all your quality, graded TVs. We’ve even taken a look at some common misconceptions surrounding graded stock and set out to debunk those myths to put your mind at ease.

What Is a Graded TV?

The term ‘graded’ is given to a product when it cannot be sold as brand-new. This can be for a multitude of reasons, but some of the most common are:

  • Discontinued models
  • Damaged packaging
  • 30-day customer returns
  • Surplus stock
  • Unwanted gifts

Even though the TVs that fall into these categories are in brand-new condition, the seller must disclose that the unit is graded. This gives the buyer full transparency on the product they’re purchasing.

Why Choose a Graded TV from us?


We may be biased but there’s no reason why you shouldn’t choose a graded unit from us for your next TV. We offer an extensive range of brands and models so you always have the latest and best stock available for you to choose from. See our range of cheap LED TVs for example.

As soon as a TV arrives with us it is tested by our experienced team of technology experts, who work hard to ensure that our customers receive only the best products.

From there, the units are repaired and repackaged, if necessary, but if not, they are then quality controlled and put on our website for your browsing. Take a look for yourself and you’ll find you could be saving up to 75% off the recommended retail price by choosing Cheap TVs.

Myths Surrounding Graded TVs

Too good to be true? We know it’s not but unfortunately, there are still a lot of damaging misconceptions surrounding graded stock. Here are some of the most common myths we’re setting out to bust.

Are Graded TVs Second Hand?

Any product that has been bought by a customer and returned is defined as second hand. Yet most of the time the TVs that are returned are done so within the customer’s 30-day returns window and haven’t even been turned on. In fact, most TV retailers won’t accept returns if the unit has been used so when it comes to us it’s in perfect condition. Sometimes graded stock comes from displays, meaning that the TVs have been on and working, so are classed as second hand. Rest assured though, as mentioned, Cheap TVs’ experienced team of technology experts thoroughly test all units that are sent to us.

Are Graded TVs Faulty?

A TV can be classed as being faulty if the packaging has been damaged in transit, which is sometimes why a customer will return an item. This does not mean that the TV itself is damaged. Most of our stock is in pristine condition, but if there is ever any minor damage such as a scratch on the exterior or a slightly cracked frame, we will give full disclosure in the product specifications.

Are Graded TVs Old or Outdated?

This is, for the most part, completely untrue. As mentioned, graded products often come from surplus stock, so a lot of the time you’re purchasing a brand-new model at a staggeringly cheap price just because the manufacturer made too many. How great is that?!

Are Graded TVs Cheap, Unknown Brands?

Samsung, Panasonic, Sony, JVC and LG. These are just some of the biggest and well-known manufacturers that we stock in all our ranges, including our cheap Smart TVs. Myth = busted.

Do Graded TVs Come with a Warranty?

A common misconception surrounding graded stock is that the TVs come with no warranty. This is not true at all. If you’re purchasing from a reputable, reliable retailer like us then you’re guaranteed a guarantee! In fact, we offer a 12-month warranty with all our graded stock as standard.

Should I be Embarrassed Buying a Graded TV?

A common misconception about graded TVs is that they’re embarrassing and uncool. People are ashamed of admitting they bought the latest model at a discounted price and feel as though they would be labelled as ‘cheap’. Crazy, right? You can’t tell by looking at a television if it is graded or not, so unless you told everyone (which we think you should be doing!), nobody would even know.

Now you know everything about graded TVs and have been assured that the only major difference between them and a model bought directly from the manufacturer is the huge saving you’ll be making by choosing Cheap TVs.  If you have any more queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Our personal shoppers will be happy to use their vast knowledge and experience to provide you with advice on buying the best television for your exact needs and budget. Additionally, if you would like any more information about the cheap TV deals we offer, including our impressive smart HD TV deals, please don't hesitate to get in contact with our friendly team today.