Highlighting its commitment to creating a more environmentally-friendly shopping experience, eBay has launched a Refurbished Mobile Phone Hub, offering consumers incredible savings on “as good as new” refurbished mobile phone deals.
Launched just in time for Earth Day on April 22, 2023, eBay’s Refurbished Mobile Phone Hub is the latest initiative from the online marketplace promoting pre-loved, second-hand, and refurbished items.
The Environmental Price Is Right
Buying a refurbished mobile phone doesn’t just make great environmental sense. It’s a great way to secure the latest mobile phone technology while saving money.
Speaking to journalists about the launch, Matt Potter, Refurbished Electronics Category Lead at eBay UK, said, “Buying an unlocked refurbished Phone, which is just as good as new, is a great way to counterbalance the recent contract price increases, making it easier to take on cheaper Sim-only contract options. Refurbished phones are also a great option for parents who are looking to get a phone for their kids with its lower price point. We have products that have been expertly restored by either the brand themselves, including Apple and Samsung, or qualified sellers, and vetted to work like new.”
What is Earth Day?
According to eBay, Earth Day brings together millions of people to raise awareness of the action that is needed to protect the planet. While eBay is keen to stress that Earth Day is not a retail movement, its momentum demonstrates the role that businesses of all sizes can play in championing the circular economy.
eBay Buyers Love Buying Pre-Loved
According to a recent survey, 90% of eBay customers said they’d purchased pre-loved goods on eBay in the past year, with refurbished tech and vintage fashion being the most popular categories in this thriving re-commerce revolution.
eBay’s Recommerce Report highlights how eBay sellers and buyers are at the heart of this movement, helping to build a global marketplace where re-commerce thrives. The report shows that in 2022, 76,000 metric tonnes of waste were prevented from entering landfill by selling pre-loved and refurbished items on eBay.
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