With more electronic devices than ever being created, and subsequently disposed of, the rising level of eWaste has become a global concern.

One simple way of curbing this trend is to simply buy refurbished equipment. If more users bought used computers, the number of new devices being built would fall – leading to a drop in the amount of waste created.

So far in 2017, we have seen a significant increase in demand for refurbished equipment. Environmental concerns are undoubtedly one of the main reasons, but what are the other reasons more people are considering buying refurb rather than new equipment?


Cost savings are one of the main advantages of buying refurbished computers.

Following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, the cost of new equipment has increased by up to 20%. However, as all of our equipment is sourced from within the UK, we are able to keep our prices low. Whilst the cost of new equipment rises, our prices remain the same.

New computers are expensive and costs can quickly spiral if you are buying in bulk. If you haven’t considered refurbished computers in the past, it’s well worth your consideration to see how much you could save


When buying a refurbished computer through Tier 1, you’ll have the option to upgrade certain parts to the spec you require.

For example, if you need a computer that can handle particularly demanding tasks, you can upgrade the amount of RAM without spending mega-bucks as you might do when buying new equipment from retailers.

Also, some organisations use older operating systems. It might cause issues if you purchase new equipment that comes with the latest operating system installed. However, with Tier 1, you have the choice of operating system that is installed on your refurbished laptop or PC.


Some people are concerned about the standard of refurbished laptops and PCs, compared to brand new equipment. All of our kit is clearly graded so you know what condition it’s in but, more importantly, our returns rate for used laptops and PCs is lower than the rate for brand new equipment!

It’s also worth noting that the standard of equipment available through Tier 1 is of a significantly higher standard than the new budget computers on the market. The majority of our refurbished laptops and PCs are sourced from some of the UK’s largest organisations which means you could get enterprise level equipment for the price you would usually pay for entry level devices.

If you are interested in purchasing refurbished computers then take a look at Tier 1 Online to see what we have to offer for your business.

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