TO DIRECT - Companies and consumers increasingly buy used computers, smartphones and laptops. That states IT company Infotheek. In 2016, the sales of used hardware by the Leiden company increased by 23 percent.
A new trend noted by Infotheek is the use of so-called refurbished equipment in education. These upgraded devices are often much cheaper.
The price is for many people the reason to choose used equipment. In addition, customers in the fourteen European countries where Infotech is active is less likely than the impact on new devices.