IT remarketing – the sustainable alternative to a new purchase
The term IT remarketing is used to describe the entire process of remarketing used IT hardware, and in summary means nothing more than the resale of used IT products. The remanufacturing and use of used IT equipment helps to avoid waste and at the same time conserves natural resources that would be used in the production of new equipment – it is part of Green IT!
Jes Computers exclusively processes used business equipment, which has been replaced by banks, insurance companies, public authorities, industry or the health care sector in their operations, i.e. which is no longer needed for their operations. Our focus is on client hardware (notebooks, tablet PCs, personal computers and monitors) and telecommunications products (smartphones).
Most users mistakenly assume that only the latest PCs, notebooks, tablets, monitors and smartphones can meet their needs. In reality, however, most new generations of devices only show significant improvements in details. A used business laptop, a second-hand PC or even a smartphone that is only a few years old and has been refurbished by Jes Computers is still top of the line – and often only a fraction of the price of the latest successor product from a specialist retailer. Last but not least, the environment benefits considerably if a device is used for a longer period of time, since from an ecological point of view, the disposal of used electrical devices has become a problem that cannot be trivialized. Electronic waste pollutes the environment to a dangerous extent and valuable resources, such as water, are wasted in the constant production of new IT products.
Jes Computers’ Laptop & PC promotions are known throughout Switzerland and are a popular way to quickly and conveniently buy a used business laptop. The customers of Jes Computers are free to buy their used business laptops, used computers, used monitors, tablets or smartphones in the online store it-remarketing.ch and then have them conveniently delivered by mail, or to pick up their refurbished used laptops personally in the Jes Computers store in Zurich-Oerlikon.
Our customers benefit from the best quality at the best price, even if the performance of the used laptops, computers and smartphones does not correspond 100% to the latest Intel performance portfolio.
IT refurbishing – professionally reconditioned for renewed use
To minimize raw material sourcing risks and the environmental footprint, Jes Computers offers professional remanufacturing of high-quality and durable business equipment as a sustainable alternative to new equipment. Many companies often replace their hardware after just a few years. However, when companies discard their hardware, it doesn’t mean that these devices are no longer up to date. Many other users with lower demands on bandwidth or computing power can still use such hardware for several years. From an ecological point of view, it also makes sense to give used hardware a second life, as refurbishing and reusing it saves the corresponding resources for new production and protects the environment from further contamination.
The Jes Computers refurbishing process includes a detailed audit, comprehensive cleaning and the possible replacement of defective electronic components, as well as the upgrading of the devices to a current level – e.g. RAM upgrade or replacement of conventional SATA hard disks with modern and fast Solid State Disks (SSD’s).
Only technically absolutely flawless devices are returned to the market. Visually almost perfect items (no or only slightest external wear and tear) are offered as PREMIUM products, while notebooks, computers and monitors with clearly visible, but for the use irrelevant signs of wear and tear, are available as cheaper STANDARD products for very price-sensitive users.
People & environment – conserving resources, adding value
The most important raw materials for IT equipment include minerals such as tin, tantalum, tungsten, cassiterite, cobalt, coltan, wolframite and their concentrates, as well as gold and rare earths. These raw materials are often mined under hazardous conditions in countries without appropriate social and environmental standards. In many mines and smelters, abysmal occupational safety and exploitation prevail, as suppliers of IT components frequently fail to comply with labor and human rights and unscrupulously rely on forced, prison or child labor. The production of IT equipment is also not without problems from an ecological point of view, as the manufacture of a single notebook alone requires an average of more than 750 liters of water and releases around 150 kilograms of CO2.
By donating your discarded client hardware to Jes Computers, you can help create benefits in many ways: Your company benefits from the proceeds of depreciated equipment for accounting purposes. You enable your employees to take over their previous work equipment at a favorable price without expecting after-sales support from your company. You also help to ensure that students and pupils in particular have access to affordable, high-quality IT equipment for studying or home schooling. You are sending a clear signal: for our environment and against the violation of labor and human rights in the production of new equipment!
Warranty / Guarantee for Remarketing Devices
Private sellers or smallest dealers usually exclude the warranty on their second-hand products (used laptops, used computers, used monitors). Later occurring defects must be repaired by the customer himself or must be repaired with costs. Only if such a seller maliciously conceals defects known to him, the buyer has a right of return. However, this is usually difficult to prove. Similarly, there is no right of withdrawal when buying from private sellers. It is also not possible to check at first glance whether the software installed on the used PC or used laptop is actually legal. In case of doubt, additional investments in software licenses have to be made. Jes Computers provides all their refurbished products with a 3 month basic warranty. During this period Jes Computers will repair any defects absolutely free of charge (the only exceptions are consumables such as batteries, or damage caused by improper handling such as display breakage).
In order to be able to offer the full and legally required one year warranty on used devices, the prices of all our articles would have to be corrected accordingly upwards. However, we would like to leave it up to our customers to decide whether they would like to purchase our products as cheaply as possible, but only with a 3-month basic warranty, or whether they would like to benefit from the warranty claim for a full year, but are prepared to pay a corresponding surcharge. For this reason, we offer a warranty extension on an optional basis, which can be found assigned to each article in the corresponding accessories catalog.