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Certified Pre-Owned - The cost-effective way to get a sustainable 'like new' tech experience

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Certified Pre-Owned - The cost-effective way to get a sustainable 'like new' tech experience

Technology is evolving at an alarming rate, making it impossible for businesses to keep up with the latest product releases without breaking their budgets or sacrificing performance for specific tasks that may require more powerful devices. This is where Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) products come in. This blog explains how CPO is your ticket to quality tech, complete with a warranty at a discounted price.

What defines CPO

CPO products refer to hardware previously owned but have been checked, refurbished, and certified by the original manufacturer to be in excellent condition. This certification means that the product meets the manufacturer's original specifications. This process guarantees that the product is like 'New' and offers customers the same experience as if they purchased it from a store.

The difference between types of refurbished products

  • Used devices are sold by a private seller, either in-person or online. They typically offer the most substantial discounts but pose greater risks. Buyers must rely on an individual's claims and generally have little to no recourse for broken promises.
  • Refurbished devices are devices that have been previously used before being recycled back to the vendor or manufacturer. The company typically performs diagnostic testing, makes repairs, cleans the hardware and repackages it for sale at a discount.
  • Certified Pre-Owned devices offer the highest degree of reassurance. These devices are refurbished as described above and are judged by the seller's technicians to be in factory-quality condition. As such, the company is willing to stand by the product, as seen with the offer of a warranty.

Benefits to CPO

In addition to that 'new' experience, the product comes with a one-year manufacturer's warranty, assuring buyers of quality. In the case of Apple Products, you can also redeem AppleCare, which extends the warranty and reduces the cost of manufacturing repairs and replacements.

CPO products are virtually indiscernible from new. Everything that comes in the box is included, without exception. CPO also allows customers to purchase hardware at reduced prices, making them more accessible for those looking at cost alone. For example, with a MacBook Pro 14" with M1 Max - You can save up to 50% and still have a device as fast as Apple's latest M2 & M2 Pro chips.

CPO & The circular economy

Moreover, selecting CPO products is a great way to participate in the circular economy. Buying pre-owned products ensures that e-waste & C02 emissions are reduced. Every time you contribute to the circular economy, you help combat the growing issue of e-waste. By purchasing CPO technology, you are helping the environment and, at the same time, promoting sustainable practices within your business.

The circular economy not only has environmental benefits by reducing resource consumption and waste generation but also offers economic opportunities. It can drive innovation, create new jobs, and foster resilience by diversifying supply chains and reducing dependence on scarce resources, aiming for long-term prosperity while minimising environmental harm.

Understanding the market

At Klyk, we work to understand our customers' needs, delivering an experience tailored to them. Not every business is going to be looking for the top-specked device. That's why we offer a wide range of devices alongside CPO. We recently introduced our excess stock range, which provides similar benefits to CPO, which you can learn more about here

For our devices that have come from a third-party supplier or been recycled, we put them through our 50-step refurbishment process, and all devices undergo secure wiping using Blancco. We prioritise the privacy of our customers by securely erasing their previous data. If you want to recycle or acquire hardware, feel free to reach out and learn more about our refurbishment process.

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