Busting 5 Myths About the Best Refurbished Laptops

Mar 23rd 2023


If you’ve been following Reebelo on social media and keeping up with our global presence in the circular tech industry, you’d know by now how we feel about the best refurbished laptops:


Refreshing & Charming.

There’s something heart-warming about giving a second life to a piece of technology we once loved dearly. Modern, state-of-the-art laptops are so much more than just their cosmetic appearance. The effort, processes, and resources that go into the manufacturing are significant; each laptop deserves to reach the full potential of its useful life, even if a past owner has moved onto something new.

Refurbished computers really are the future and at Reebelo, we’re dedicated to making them a new norm. If that means we must take some time out of our day to bust a few myths we often hear from naysayers, so be it.

Let’s get busting!


5 Myths About Buying the Best Refurbished Laptops

Here are  the five most common myths about refurbished laptops that we hear from customers.

Myth #1: Refurbished Laptops are Nearing the End of Their Life

    Not true! According to experts, some of the best refurbished laptops are just 1-2 years old. In fact, a large majority isn’t even used before it is returned to the seller. Before they go back on the market, refurbishers conduct additional quality checks and take all the necessary steps to restore them to their former glory.
    So no, refurbished laptops are nowhere near the end of their life. They have the potential to become your best buddies for the next 3-5 years, at least. Busted!

    Myth #2: The Best Refurbished or Used Laptops Will Need Too Much Maintenance

    This one has been around the longest - and is definitely not true!. Tech enthusiasts are humble people who trust the power and stability of technology in an ever-changing world - the misconception that refurbished laptops were once ‘broken’ is frustrating, to say the least.
    Refurbished laptops have no issues with performance, configuration or quality. Trusted and certified vendors place these devices on shelves next to  brand new ones after they pass multiple, strict checks and balances. Busted!
    Myth #3: Refurbished Laptops are for Those Who Can’t Buy New
    Not true! There is way more to the term ‘refurbished’ than meets the eye. Yes, it’s the apparent re-vamp of computer parts and chips. Yes, it’s the same laptop passed on to multiple users. Yes, you can find the best refurbished laptop deals priced much lower than new machines. 
    It’s all true.
    But the bigger truth lies in the larger than life impact a buyer makes on the environment when they decide to give refurbished a try.
    In an average month, you – along with Reebelo – help save 57 million liters of drinking water, 412 tons of greenhouse gasses, and 1.3 tons of e-waste. Now those are the real savings making us all richer, aren’t they? So yes, busted!
    Myth #4: Refurbished Laptops Do Not Come with Warranty
    They do at Reebelo! ! Nothing scares an excited buyer more than faulty tech with no warranty. But let us assure you – that’s not part of the preloved laptop package at Reebelo. When we sell you a refurbished laptop, we want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. 
    The best refurbished laptops come with a 3 month warranty that covers service, parts and in some cases, the product itself. Therefore, when considering such a purchase, make sure you reach out to the best reputable refurbished laptop sellers that have all these processes in place. Busted!
    Myth #5: Refurbished Laptop Computers Don’t Have the Latest Technology 
    We saved the best one for last. One of the most common misconceptions is that refurbished laptops don’t have all the latest bells and whistles. They’re considered experienced, but old - like that friend you’d go to for advice but not when you’re filming your next TikTok (ouch!).
    The truth, however, is quite surprising. 
    As we discussed previously, most preloved laptops are not at the end of their life at all. Instead, they’re gently used devices that were given away to refurbishers for a variety of reasons. 
    It’s also safe to say that technology has now reached a point where the difference in processor speeds between two generations of CPUs is barely noticeable at moderate workloads. Well, as long as you’re buying certified refurbished from a trusted source, that is. Busted! 


    Where Do We Stand Now…?

    We’re currently at a juncture where buying the best refurbished laptops shouldn’t be an afterthought. It should be the first thought that helps you make a change that is bigger than any one of us – the planet. 

    As you enjoy unboxing a reconditioned laptop, here’s to rejoicing that you also made a positive impact on the environment by loving preloved.