BLINQ Bits

Get to know BLINQ.com and the team behind it. Here’s where we’ll share what we’ve been up to, explain terminology you might see on our site, and let you know about contests and other fun announcements.

The Benefits of Buying Gently Used Goods

The idea of buying gently used or secondhand goods has been around for a long time, and many people have hopped on the bandwagon, openly purchasing not-new items. What some people might not know, however, is that there are many benefits that come with purchasing used goods! Not to mention, a growing number of stores–both brick and mortar and… Read More »

Retail Returns: Where Do They All Go?

Easy Returns Are Great for Shoppers. However… If you’ve never thought about what happens to purchases you’ve returned — whether it’s that scarf that you meant to give as a gift before your (now ex)-SO broke your heart, or those bookshelf speakers that didn’t fit into your bookshelf after all — you’re not alone. Smart consumers are demanding… Read More »

CNBC Reveals How Holiday Returns Become Deals for You!

Online shopping is a huge and growing industry. And with sites making it it easy to return orders by mail or in-store, it couldn’t be more convenient for time-strapped shoppers. So what is it about this behavior that Gartner Research calls a “ticking time bomb”? Courtney Reagan of CNBC reports that up to 30% of items purchased online… Read More »

Quiz: The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide Finder

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and you may be wondering what to get that hard-to-shop-for significant other, parent, friend or co-worker. Luckily the perfect, unique, and budget-friendly gift does exist — you just have to find it! So sit back, relax, and take our holiday gift guide finder quiz below. Holiday shopping has never been easier!

Find the Perfect Gift With Our Holiday Gift Guides!

Looking for some gift-spiration this holiday season? Browse our Holiday Gift Guides below to find perfect gifts for every budget! Need help finding a gift for someone on your list? Leave a comment below letting us know who you’re shopping for, and our BLINQ Savvy Shoppers will send you personalized gift recommendations!

Capture the Holidays with BLINQ: Digital Camera Giveaway!

The holidays are upon us and we don’t want you to miss a moment! In the spirit of giving (and taking pictures) we’re hosting a Refurbished Nikon Coolpix Camera Giveaway! Whether you use this portable and lightweight camera to take family photos, or give it as a gift to someone special, we think it will help you capture holiday… Read More »

What Does Factory Refurbished Mean?

As a manager on the Customer Care team here at BLINQ, I often chat with customers about our product offerings and conditions. Some of the more common questions we receive include, “What does factory refurbished mean?” Or, “What should I expect when ordering factory refurbished items?” So, I’m here to answer your questions about what ‘Factory Refurbished’ means when buying from… Read More »

Back to School with BLINQ: Headphone Giveaway!

The dog days of summer are over, and that can only mean one thing: Back to School is here! Whether you’re starting a new grade or getting ready to head off to college, it’s always fun to start the year out with new gear. In the spirit and excitement of going back to school, we’re giving away a pair… Read More »

What Does Open Box Mean?

As part of the Customer Care Team, one of the most common questions I receive is, “What really is an ‘Open Box – Like New’ item?” The BLINQ.com FAQ page will tell you that these products look and feel brand new, but the packaging may show signs of wear. But why is the packaging worn? Where has the… Read More »