New Guide Helps Consumers Protect the Environment while Getting Great Deals on Refurbished Electronics
This holiday season, you can protect the environment and pay even less than you would on Black Friday by buying electronics used and refurbished. “Fixed for the Holidays” helps consumers purchase used items with confidence -- detailing what to buy, how to know if you are getting a good deal and where to shop.
“Not only can you save 20 percent or more by shopping refurbished, buying used products is better for the environment and cuts waste,” added Bridget Sanderson director of Environment Missouri. “It’s a win-win for the person getting the electronics and his or her community.”
Our guide, published at www.environmentMissouri.org/feature/ame/fixed-holidays has tips that include:
Why buying used and refurbished is a greener option.
Four tips on what makes a good refurbished gift.
The risks you might encounter in buying used products.
Where to shop for refurbished electronics.
How to know if you are getting a good price.
How to get your money back if there are issues.
Refurbished electronics are only options when people have the tools and knowledge to repair used products. Environment Missouri supports “Right to Repair” reforms to require manufacturers to give consumers and third parties access to the parts and information necessary to fix our electronics. Missouri’s “Right to Repair” also assists Missouri’s farmers by making it easier and more affordable to repair their equipment across the state.
“Repair cuts costs for consumers and cuts down on the electronics headed for the scrap heap,” added Sanderson. “Buying refurbished is a great way to support the right to repair.”