Currys extends trial of selling refurbished technology

Currys is extending its trial of the sale of refurbished technology on its website in response to the cost-of-living squeeze and a growing eco-consciousness amongst consumers.

Since November, shoppers could purchase cheaper pre-owned mobiles, laptops and Chromebooks on

Sales have boomed since the trial began, with 80% of refurbished product lines selling out within the first week of sales, laptops being particularly popular among shoppers.

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Until now, customers have only been able to buy second-hand tech which has been graded as in ‘excellent’ condition. However, a range of items in ‘very good’ and ‘fair’ conditions are being made available at lower price-points on the site this week.

All items are sold with a 12-month technical guarantee, regardless of their condition.

“In the UK we produce the second highest amount of e-waste per capita in the world. As much as we all love brand-new tech, we need to address this challenge,” The electronic retailer‘s head of development of circular economy Mandeep Gobindpuri said.

“Buying refurbished saves customers money and saves good tech from landfill. This trial is a win for customers, and a win for the planet.”

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