The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all kinds of businesses, including the electronic manufacturers. Producing new equipment has become a struggle, and this has shed a new light on refurbished products.
With the increase of work-from-home jobs, the demand for laptops and desktop computers has grown to a large extent. In such trying times, it is essential to focus on sustainable production and work with refurbished laptops and computers. It’s not only economical, but it also saves a lot of resources that go into the manufacturing of new products.
It is generally believed that refurbished laptops, desktops and other equipment would inherently be inferior to brand new products, but as the pressure grows on the manufacturers, this belief will soon start changing. This, in turn, will help in reducing the amount of e-waste, which is approximately 50 million tons.
According to Aliter Networks, a company in Netherlands, the ongoing pandemic is playing a huge role in increasing the demand for refurbished hardware.
The economy is certainly being affected and people have either lost jobs or are working for much less than they used to. Combining this shortage of income and the need for laptops and desktops to continue working, we can safely say that refurbished products will start getting more attention since the current crisis has made it harder to buy brand new ones.