Refurbished Tech's Myths and Facts

POSTED: Jul 17, 2023

There are many misconceptions surrounding refurbished tech. Unreliable, old, damaged. So, we thought it would be a good idea to set the record straight. To highlight how things have changed, and how refurbished tech, not only makes financial sense but helps the planet too.
It’s time to squash the myths and shed some light on why tech enthusiasts, budget-conscious consumers, and environmental advocates need to know the truth.

5 Refurb Myths Busted

Let’s separate fact from fiction and prove refurbished tech is a smart choice for tech enthusiasts and responsible consumers alike.
Myth 1: Refurbished tech is unreliable and has worn down batteries.
Fact: Refurbished tech undergoes stringent testing and quality control measures to ensure it works just how you’d want it to. And all batteries are refurbished to ensure 80% capacity. In fact, refurbished devices often go through more rigorous testing than brand-new products, reducing the chances of defects.

Myth 2: Refurbished tech lacks the latest features and technological advancements.
Fact: Refurbished devices can still offer the latest features and technological advancements. In many cases, refurbished models are only a generation or two behind the latest releases, making them more affordable alternatives, without sacrificing performance. In fact, it’s now possible to buy refurbished iPhone 14s, the latest iPhone to be released.

Myth 3: Refurbished tech has a short lifespan.
Fact: Refurbished devices can have a similar lifespan to brand-new ones. All iPhones are built to last 7 years, so buying a refurbed phone that’s a year old means it has 6 years of life left. So, with the proper care and maintenance, refurbished tech can serve you well, just like new devices.

Myth 4: Refurbished tech is only suitable for budget-conscious buyers.
Fact: We all want to save money, and with better technology being available in the refurbished market, whatever people’s budget they can now enjoy cutting-edge tech at better prices. For example, you can get the amazing camera of an iPhone 13 for 50% less than the new price.

Myth 5: Refurbished tech is just about saving money.
Fact: Refurbished devices save people money, but the most important reason is the good they do for the planet. Buying pre-owned tech means customers prevent it from going to landfills and help significantly reduce the amount of water used and CO2 emitted by manufacturing new devices.

So, now you know why the myths are myths, we think you need to know where you should get your refurbished tech from.

5 Facts about Loop Mobile

From the moment we receive a device we use the latest technology and knowledge to refurbish it to the best condition possible, set a fair price for its re-sale and get it into the hands of the people who want it. Here’s how we do it.

Loop Fact 1: We’ve got the tech you want.
Because we’re a global partner with Apple, we’re now offering the latest models available in some markets - such as the iPhone 14 months before the launch of the iPhone 15. That’s not to mention the Apple computers, laptops, watches, and accessories we have too.

Loop Fact 2: It’s all at a great price.
One of the greatest benefits of refurbished technology is the substantial savings. In fact, we offer devices for significantly less than 70% off their original purchase price. So now more people have access to the technology they want.

Loop Fact 3: We guarantee reliability and high quality.
Our devices come straight from Apple and undergo a grueling 70-point check before being graded and packaged for resale. These strict quality control measures offer customers reliable devices that work just as you’d expect.

Loop Fact 4: We provide real peace of mind.
Our devices come with a 1-year warranty, providing our customers with added protection and satisfaction. Additionally, we offer customer support, ensuring assistance is available if any issues arise.

Loop Fact 5: Together we can help the planet.
We promote a circular economic model, and a lot of our loyal consumers prefer buying refurbished tech to help reduce e-waste, helping the planet while saving money. This approach promotes sustainability by extending the lifespan of devices and means fewer resources are consumed in manufacturing new products - all minimizing the impact of technology on the environment. Over the past three years, with our customers’ help, we’ve stopped 200,000 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere and 500 tons of electronic waste hitting our landfills and oceans.


Loop Mobile. The place to get Apple refurbished tech

We want to be your trusted destination for top-quality refurbished tech. As an Apple partner, we have a deep understanding of their devices and history, ensuring you receive the best possible experience. With our focus on customer satisfaction, we offer a warranty, hassle-free returns, and free shipping, providing peace of mind and convenience with every purchase.

Refurbished tech. The better choice

In a world that's becoming increasingly digital, refurbished tech offers an easy way to stay up to date with the latest technology without having to break the bank - while looking after the environment at the same time.
With technology moving at such a rate, it’s important to stay open to the possibilities surrounding refurbished tech. The reality is that refurbished technology is the kinder, most ethical, and budget-friendly option when considering buying tech. So, next time you’re thinking of upgrading your tech, choose Loop Mobile and look after the planet and your wallet.