#Refurbishment. Why Should buy refurbished domestic appliances ? the expert says …

In our vision of a circular economy, consumer electronic products are loved for longer.They are kept in use for as long as possible, either by the original user, or flowing to new users who will find new value and utility in them. Eventually, devices end up in the hands of specialists, who will professionally refurbish products, reuse or remanufacture the valuable
components inside, and separate and recycle materials.

But, why should be convenient buy refurbished products? Viorel Mirea, Ceo of Expert Recare srl , refurbishment company based in the wonderful Bucharest, help us explaining his"inside" point of view

I have been thinking, says Mr Viorel Mirea, what should provide a refurbisher to its clients in order to make them choose domestic appliances refurbished instead of new one.

1. Transparency regarding the product's history – product used or never
been used (packaging issues – product needs safety and functional test
just to be sure that it wasn't damaged along with its packaging)
2. Product's quality/condition – product passed safety tests, fully
functional, hygienic and proper packed
3. Warranty and return policy – build trust in regards to the product
quality
4. Price – an important decision factor
5. After sales service support – important to know that there is a
service which provide support in case of any issue appeared (call
center, service center). These are the main important services which will make a person buyingrefurbished."

from our point of view ( Ricondizionatoshop.com side ) we add the CO2 impact, relate d to the refurbishment processes. This is our mandatory "mantra" which we selected our partners/finish goods/best for end users.

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#Refurbishment. The 5 mandatory rules to be a perfect refurbisher.We asked an expert



There are two ways to save money on big purchases like kitchen appliances power tools: you can wait and wait for the best sales, and then fight your way through the crowds to shop them; or you can buy certified refurbished merchandise for significant discounts. The best part? These refurbished products look, feel and function like they’re brand new.

When you purchase a refurbished appliance from a trusted seller like Amazon Renewed or Ebay you’re getting an item that has been used and then returned within the short return window. It’s repaired and certified to ensure it’s functioning like new, and sold at a significant discount. Sometimes, those items haven’t been used ( or NFF, not faulty Found ) — they were just returned in opened packaging and so can’t be sold as “new” anymore, even if they are indeed new.

As per trusted seller, often, we are speaking about of refurbisher, companies which works returns, repairing, cleaning, re-packing, basically getting a new lifecycle to the items. But what are the rules which are mandatory for a refurbisher to guarantee quality, working and a good deal for customer? We asked an expert, Viorel Mirea CEO and founder of Expert Recare srl, refurbishment company based in the beautiful Bucharest in Romania.

"The perfect refurbisher - says Mr. Mirea - should be focused to provide the best service for its partners and final clients, must protect the environment in all its actions and should consider the:

1. Safety - the products should be safe in operation
2. Functionality - the product should work as described by manufacturer,
nothing different by a new product.
3. Hygiene - the product should be perfect cleaned, brought as close as
possible "as new" condition.
4. Price - the price should be fair - real deal
5. Respect - for business partners and environment.

The perfect refurbisher should be fair and respectful with its business
partners, should provide a safe and fully functional product, perfectly
cleaned at a very good "green" price." says Mr. Mirea in conclusion.

Words of Mr.Mirea sounds good, speaking about that refurbishment it's built across a mix of experience, professional skills, a full vision of circular economy activities, which means obsessive attention to technical details, which is from my point of view, first quality im looking from a perfect refurbisher.

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Refurbishment household appliances reduce CO2 impact

My website claim is "buy refurbished and save the planet" . This not only an "emotional" claim, it's a way to live, not only for me but i hope , for everyone live in a sustainable way.

The everyday use of home appliances, laptops or mobile phones is an obvious cause of CO2 emissions. While obvious, everyday use is not the main cause, which comes when manufacturing the product. In this case, recycling appliances or IT devices reduces landfill waste, but increases CO2 emissions, because it increases the need to manufacture replacement products.

Across society, sustainability has become a critical issue, so it is important to understand how to make your business and operations more sustainable. Saving energy is good, but reducing emissions is better. Companies should consider using circular supply chains and refurbishment services. Rather than the traditional ‘take, make, dispose’ model, a circular economy reuses and refurbish products and materials to minimise waste and make the most of our natural resources.

From a sustainability perspective, while recycling obsolescent appliance or device should ensure some valuable metal reuse, it is only a partial solution. Every time an organisation throws away a laptop, or an owen a blender they need a new one to replace it. By comparison, if old appliances or devices are refurbished they can be reused by a less demanding user and displace the need to manufacture replacements.

Evidence of human impact on fragile ecosystems surrounds us, and we continue to overconsume finite resources. Refurbishing is part of the solution: one way to reduce the carbon footprint, raw materials used and e-waste produced.

The choice is not between being sustainable and being profitable. There is a business case for more sustainable behaviour: Quite simply, refurbishing Appliances or IT will extract more value than recycling. Sales departments can sell used refurbished products , avoid recycling fees and landfill taxes. There is also a change coming in buying behaviour: organisations with sustainability policies will require suppliers to meet their sustainability standards; this practice started in Sweden, and is spreading south. Even if not a mandatory buying criterion, demonstrable sustainability can help differentiate your organisation and create a competitive edge.

IT devices are natural candidates for circular business models. Use a qualified and certified refurbishment service based on a circular economy approach, and your products policies offer a route to more sustainable electronic. This is a simple step to improve the sustainability of your operations while developing a plan to do better. Not only does this choice makes good commercial sense, it is also the right thing to do for the planet.

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