Nowadays we usually buy a new smartphone after 3 years, although the old one can still hold out for a while. All electronics have a so-called expiry date and with the disposal of the technical devices we have left a piece of hazardous waste on our planet. The Back Market app controls this. On the platform you can get tested refurbished electronics up to 70% cheaper than “new”.
Back Market – Tested Refurbished Electronics, up to 70% cheaper than “New”
Back Market advertises that refurbished electronics are up to 70 percent cheaper than new goods. Refurbished means something like refurbished and that is what the platform does. All electrical appliances were previously refurbished and are now being resold via Back Market, entirely in the interests of avoiding consumer frenzy and unnecessary piles of rubbish. The platform can be used on the web and as an app.
The first offer is already visible on the start page of the app. At the bottom of the screen are the Home, Buy and Account tabs. Recommendations for you are also listed on the start page. These are smartphones, joysticks and much more. Furthermore, the concept of Back Market is explained again in detail.
At Back Market, refurbished means that used has become like new. In over 40 work steps, the used device is completely renewed by an expert and checked in detail. Then it works the same as a new device, but is 70% cheaper than a new device. So a refurbished device is better for the planet and better for your wallet. Even if all devices work perfectly, there may be differences in appearance. Devices with small flaws on the frame or a scratch, which Back Market points out to you, are therefore available a little cheaper. At Back Market you can choose between “five aesthetic levels”.
The app also shows how many kilos of electronic waste have been avoided by reusing electronic devices. You will also find out that Back Market offers over 300,000 products with 1000 partner workshops.
The top categories on the homepage include smartphones, computers and accessories, tablets, headphones and speakers, cameras and drones, digital products, TV and video, game consoles, small electrical appliances, large household appliances, mobility, household and cleaning, home improvement, personal care and wellness represent.
By clicking on one of the categories, various related products are listed by manufacturer. Android and iPhones are represented in the Smartphones category. The Android phones are broken down again by manufacturer. So after you have selected a model, you can still configure it (selection of the memory, etc.). In addition, all specifications are displayed: customer reviews, information on the 36-month guarantee and a 30-day test option for the product and partner workshops in the event of breakage. If all parameters match, you put the product in the shopping cart. Then you choose whether the product should be sent free of charge by Colissimo (4 days duration) or via 36 hours DHL Express and a surcharge of 5 euros. Payment is made after registration via Adyen, Visa, Masterard, Paypal or Sofort.
The frequently asked questions tell you where the products that you can buy from Back Market come from. These are exhibition products, business telephones or devices that were previously resold by a private person. Any price fluctuations for one and the same product are also explained. Since Back Market is only the sales platform, the more than 1000 remanufacturers set the price.
If you click on the Buy tab at the bottom of the screen, you will find products using the search function. The Account tab is used to log in / register your data in order to track all orders and resales on Back Market. After registering as a dealer, it is also possible to sell products yourself via Back Market.
Black Friday offers
Despite sustainability, Black Friday does not stop at Back Market either, so you can also expect a further discount on smartphones such as the Huawei P30 Pro on Black Friday.
The sales principle of Back Market can be classified as positive for reasons of sustainability. Back Market trades in used electronic devices, which are refurbished after an inspection and then put on sale again. Thus something is being actively done against the consumer madness and the environment is protected by avoiding waste. However, Back Market is only the sales platform. You always purchase the devices from a third party provider and you have to make any warranty claims through them. Back Market itself has its headquarters in Paris, but will open an office in Berlin in December.
The Back Market app is available free of charge from the Play Store and does not display any advertising.