What is refurbishing?
The definition of this process is of maintenance or major repair of an item, either aesthetically or mechanically. For CTS this encompasses both aspects, we bring all systems back to OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) specs, so that when you get the item, it looks brand new, but this will vary depending on the grade of the item.
How we grade our products?
Grade A – No visible damage, dents or scratches
Grade B – May have minor visible damage, dents and/or scratches
Grade C – Will have visible damage, dents and/or scratches
Simple, we refurbish so we can offer the customer a very affordable viable option to a new system. Why spend $600.00 – $3000.00 when we can offer a compatible system at a fraction of that price $100.00 – $1,000.00.
Sure it may not be this year’s newest model, but it looks new, works just like the others and best of all you keep your hard earned money in your pocket where it belongs.
And an added benefit is you know you have helped out the environment by taking an item which would have ended up as shredded and recycled and given it new life as a usable product once more.
Did you Know?
- In 2011 CTS salvaged and refurbished 23,916 systems, which equates to some 215, 244 pounds of materials diverted from our local landfill. Not only did CTS help out, but so did our customers, see what a little effort can do and we are but one company, now imagine what would happen if everyone did the same.
- That an estimated 20 to 50 million tons of E-Waste is disposed worldwide each year.
- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that more than 40 million computers become obsolete and are discarded every year. However, only 15% of these computers are recycled, which means that 85% of them end up in landfills across the country.
- 68% of consumers stockpile used or unwanted computer equipment in their homes.
- Only 13.6% of the consumer electronic products generated into the municipal waste stream (meaning, that people tossed out) were “recovered” for recycling in 2007.