Currys expands sales of pre-owned tech

Currys is expanding sales of refurbished technology on its website as part of plans to “meet customer demands for environmentally friendly products at lower price points”.

The retailer first started selling cheaper, pre –owned laptops and mobiles on its website in November 2022, with 80 per cent of products sold out in the first week.

Currys said that shoppers are becoming more conscious of the environmental impact of their purchases and are also looking to save money due to the cost-of-living crisis.

Refurbished products, which were previously only available via Currys’ eBay store, are individually checked, restored and repackaged by Currys before being resold.

Commenting on the news Mandeep Gobindpuri, head of development – circular economy at Currys said the scheme aimed to save good tech from landfill and reduce the amount of e-waste produced.

He added: “E-waste is a core reason why we are committed to our ‘Long Live Your Tech’ campaign, which helps customers make more informed environmental decisions when buying and disposing of technology.”

Last year Currys launched a live repair service, which connects customers to repair experts via video. It helps customers identify the cause of a fault, guides them through DIY fixes or arranges a repair or return of the product.

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