Save money with refurbished electronics
A good way to save some bucks is to shop refurbished electronics. Whenever a product is returned to a shop and the packaging has been broken, the shop cannot sell it as new item, and they have to return it to the manifacturer. This happens all the time, and has created a market for what we call “refurbished electronics”.
It is everything from computers and iphones to hifi and other electronic equipment, and you will find electronic devices from all the biggest brands like: HP, Dell, IBM, Lenovo etc.
How do you find a local refurbisher?
The trend has spread a lot during the last decade. As we start caring more about the earth, e-waste and stuff like that, a lot of smaller companies has started to look into the refurbishing niche.
If you google your local area for something like “IBM Thinkpad refurbished Atlanta” you will quickly find an online shops, who will ship to your area.
We currently live in Denmark, and we have also found a local refurbisher in this small country: Refurb.dk. If you do a little research you can save a lot of money, and some of the shops will also give you an extra good discount, if you return your old computer, iphones or electronics to them. And this is wonderful because by doing so others will have a change to get a “new” phone or computer, and you can be sure that your used electronics will not end up e-waste.
Not only computers and smartphones
In many countries you can also find stuff like flatscreens, music instruments, furniture etc. You might even find cars that has been returned to the shop, and is being sold with a big discount as refurbished.
If you find something awesome please let us know in the comment section, we would love to hear your stories!