Refurbished Tech's Myths and Facts

There are many misconceptions surrounding refurbished tech. Refurbished tech is often seen as unreliable, old, damaged, and this is why Loop Mobile, Alchemy's D2C company, wanted to address these misconceptions and set the record straight in highlighting how things have changed, and how refurbished tech, not only makes financial sense but helps the planet too.

It’s time to squash the myths and shed some light on why tech enthusiasts, budget-conscious consumers, and environmental advocates need to know the truth.

Refurbished Tech's Myths and Facts

5 Refurb Myths Busted

Let’s separate fact from fiction and prove refurbished tech is a smart choice for tech enthusiasts and responsible consumers alike.

Myth 1: Refurbished tech is unreliable and has worn down batteries.

Fact: Refurbished tech undergoes stringent testing and quality control measures to ensure it works just how you’d want it to. And all batteries are refurbished to ensure 80% capacity. In fact, refurbished devices often go through more rigorous testing than brand-new products, reducing the chances of defects.

Myth 2: Refurbished tech lacks the latest features and technological advancements.

Fact: Refurbished devices can still offer the latest features and technological advancements. In many cases, refurbished models are only a generation or two behind the latest releases, making them more affordable alternatives, without sacrificing performance. In fact, it’s now possible to buy refurbished iPhone 14s, the latest iPhone to be released.

Myth 3: Refurbished tech has a short lifespan.

Fact: Refurbished devices can have a similar lifespan to brand-new ones. All iPhones are built to last 7 years, so buying a refurbed phone that’s a year old means it has 6 years of life left. So, with the proper care and maintenance, refurbished tech can serve you well, just like new devices.

Myth 4: Refurbished tech is only suitable for budget-conscious buyers.

Fact: We all want to save money, and with better technology being available in the refurbished market, whatever people’s budget they can now enjoy cutting-edge tech at better prices. For example, you can get the amazing camera of an iPhone 13 for 50% less than the new price.

Myth 5: Refurbished tech is just about saving money.

Fact: Refurbished devices save people money, but the most important reason is the good they do for the planet. Buying pre-owned tech means customers prevent it from going to landfills and help significantly reduce the amount of water used and CO2 emitted by manufacturing new devices.

So, now you know why the myths are myths, we think you need to know where you should get your refurbished tech from.

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