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From second-life technology to slow sustainable fashion, Greenmarket helps you live a “greener” life without sacrifice. Every brand and product on the platform have been thoroughly assessed, giving you peace of mind that when you make a purchase, you’re winning and so is the planet!

The tech industry has a significant impact on the environment every year. Mobile and smartphone production cause a massive environmental disaster as the extraction of some components like cobalt or lithium is highly polluting. Further, the manufacturing and shipping of the products generate a high level of greenhouse gases. Only 12% of all mobile phones sold in the UK are recycled. This means that 88% of these devices are dumped in landfill sites or stored at dumpsites, where they can cause environmental problems.

Studies show that buying a new phone takes as much energy as recharging and operating a smartphone for an entire decade. Whether you’re after the latest smartphone or gaming console, second-life technology should always be your first choice. Greenmarket’s refurbished tech looks like new, works like new, but are up to 40% cheaper with a 12-month quality guarantee!

Thinking about purchasing your next refurbished phone?

Refurbished phones are all the hype, and as mentioned previously, for good reason too. We are seeing further advancements in the tech industry every day; phones with higher resolutions, updated features and longer battery life.

When you jump to www.greenmarket.eco to check out their range of refurbished phones, we’ve got a checklist ready to enable you make the right choice when buying refurbished phones.

  • Check the Grade of your Refurbished Phone

Refurbed phones are given a grade, typically from A to C, but watch out, this can vary from retailer to retailer. Generally, grade A refers to top quality, pristine condition, Grade B very good and C good. This depends on three factors: cosmetic imperfections, usage by the previous owner and the packaging it comes with. As expected, the higher the grade the more expensive it will be.

  • Check the Warranty

This is important to protect your purchase from any issues that may arise, which is particularly important with refurbished phones in the unlikely case the defect was not successfully corrected. Ensure you are going through a reputable seller and check the length, paperwork and provider that comes with the warranty. All phones sold on Greenmarket comes with a free 12-month warranty.

  • Check the Accessories

Some refurbished phones do not come with accessories, so bear this in mind if you need a new set of chargers, mains plug, headphones etc. Some do come with accessories, but it is important to check they are genuine and suited for the device. For example, if the electric current of the charger is not suitable for the gadget, it may damage the battery life of the phone. Many retailers and marketplaces including Greenmarket, don’t typically provide accessories as most users already have them and it’s a small step in saving e-waste going into our environment.

  • Check for Network Locks

Most devices are unlocked and ready to go. It may be worth making sure the device that you are thinking of buying will be compatible with your SIM card as some gadgets may be locked to mobile networks abroad. All Greenmarket phones will be unlocked so you can use your SIM as soon as your phone arrives.

Use discount code “MightyGadgets-5%” to get 5% off your next phone on www.greenmarket.eco

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