Although refurbished electronics offer many advantages, most users are still unaware of what exactly these products are and how they can benefit from using them. In this post, we will be taking a closer look at what refurbished electronics are and how they benefit both the users and the environment. Read on to discover more.
WHAT ARE REFURBISHED ELECTRONICS?
Refurbished electronics are pre-owned electronic devices that have reached the end of their corporate lifecycle. However, these devices can still be used and do not need to be disposed of. The data on refurbished devices are erased using a process that guarantees 100% data destruction, and any physical defects or damage is professionally repaired before the device is remarketed. This ensures that all relevant data protection regulations are observed and avoids any potential data leaks.
Refurbished devices differ from second-hand ones in that they are tested to ensure that they are fully functional and come with a guarantee. In contrast, second-hand devices are usually purchased as is.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BUYING REFURBISHED DEVICES?
Refurbished devices offer several benefits, including but not limited to:
1. COST SAVINGS
IT equipment is often costly, especially for premium brands and devices with more processing power. Refurbished devices give users access to high-quality, premium, and powerful devices at a much lower price point. Applications such as video editing, graphic design, and image rendering all require advanced desktop or laptop computers. However, these refurbished laptops are often priced far above the capabilities of students and home users, potentially excluding this group of consumers from all the advantages that using high-performance electronics brings. The same can be said for small businesses, which are often in need of computers and other IT devices. However, acquiring these refurbished laptops often involves making a large investment that can put financial pressure on small businesses and eat into their cash flow when they need it most. By opting for refurbished devices, small businesses can save money while still having access to the tools they need to compete in the modern business world.
The same can be said for small businesses, which are often in need of computers and other IT devices. However, acquiring these refurbished laptops often involves making a large investment that can put financial pressure on small businesses and eat into their cash flow when they need it most. By opting for refurbished devices, small businesses can save money while still having access to the tools they need to compete in the modern business world.
2. ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
Producing new IT devices involve processes that are harmful to the environment and contribute to the acceleration of problems like global warming and greenhouse gas emissions. Since the demand for computers, smartphones and other electronic devices is constantly increasing, creative ways must be found to reduce the environmental impact of this industry. One of the most effective ways to combat this without limiting the increased use of technology is reducing the number of new devices that are being produced. You can reduce your carbon footprint significantly by opting for refurbished phones or refurbished laptops instead of new ones where possible, without sacrificing performance or lagging in the technological revolution.
While the processes involved in preparing refurbished devices have an environmental impact, the impact is significantly less than that of producing new devices. In addition to this, using refurbished devices also decreases the number of IT assets that end up in landfills, where they can cause serious environmental problems such as the poisoning of groundwater sources.
IT assets that are disposed of incorrectly often end up in landfills in poor countries. The only source of income for many people in these countries is the reselling of materials that they manage to scavenge from landfills, and IT assets that are not properly recycled can often contain hazardous materials that endanger people. Since using refurbished devices directly reduces the number of IT assets in landfills, it also protects people and animals from encountering any hazardous materials.
3. HIGH-QUALITY TECH
Large corporations are often able to purchase the best IT equipment and tech devices. Since the primary source of refurbished electronics is the corporate sector, the devices are usually of premium quality. By opting for refurbished devices, you can access devices from premium brands at a reduced price.
Refurbished electronics such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops are among the items that can be found in the Wisetek Store. All the devices that are available are tested to ensure that they are 100% functional and each purchase comes with a guarantee to give users peace of mind.
The range of refurbished devices includes several premium manufacturers' main device categories. Devices such as laptops, desktops, monitors and tablets are all available and users can choose the device that meets their needs best.
4. RELIABLE REFURBISHED DEVICES
Refurbished devices are 100% reliable and genuine. This is because every device that is sold on the Wisetek Store is subjected to a stringent quality control process to ensure that quality standards are always met. After the data on a device is securely deleted, the device is fully tested to confirm that every component functions as intended. If any defects are found, and any defective parts are replaced.
Refurbished devices offer the same functionality and reliability as original devices, and they are backed up by a guarantee when purchased from Wisetek Store. This means that you can use any refurbished device with confidence and without wondering whether the device is reliable or not.
Wisetek follows international best practices in all its operations to ensure that products meet or exceed industry standards. It is important to remember that refurbished products are restored by professionals with the required knowledge to ensure the devices are in perfect working condition. Refurbished devices are not similar to second-hand goods in the sense that they are not sold as is, and a full warranty protects customers in case something does not go according to plan.
In practice, this means that refurbished electronics give customers the same level of reliability as new devices and using refurbished devices should not have any impact on productivity or profitability. In fact, using refurbished electronics increases profitability because devices can be purchased at a lower price while still offering the same reliability as new devices.
5. WARRANTY & RETURN POLICY
A standard 12-month warranty covers all products in the Wisetek Store. This means that you can confidently buy refurbished electronics from the Wisetek Store, knowing that the warranty will cover any problems that might arise.
In addition to the warranty, Wisetek Store also offers a 14-day no questions asked returns policy as standard. This means that customers can return any purchase that they are unhappy with within 14-days of the date of purchase. Wisetek offers customers the option of choosing between a full refund or exchange when returning items.
Refurbished devices are a great option for anyone that is looking for premium, high-quality IT devices at affordable prices. In contrast to second-hand devices, refurbished electronics are tested and confirmed to be in perfect working order before being sold to customers. In addition, all refurbished electronics from WiseTek Store are backed by a 12-month warranty and 14-day returns policy as standard. By opting for refurbished electronics instead of new tech, you are also contributing to protecting the environment and reducing the harmful effects of tech production.