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Buying Second-Hand Technology | The Ultimate Guide

Your guide to buying refurbished, second-hand gadgets

You may think it’s impossible to save money on your gadgets and get excellent quality technology, but Geeks on Wheels can help you do both! By giving you access to a great range of second hand, #GeekApproved devices, that have been refurbished and recommended by our very own #Geeks, you’ll save money and get great tech!

We understand that you may feel sceptical of the word ‘refurbished’ because usually, when something is cheaper, it can be risky, and therefore buying a new product is a safer option. Purchasing a refurbished product means it may have previously been broken or at least had issues that needed repairing.

We want to take away any uncertainty by recommending devices that we would recommend to our mothers!

These devices go through a rigorous series of tests and if we determine they aren’t fit, they simply will not be sold to you. #GeekApproved means you can have confidence about who refurbished the device so you won’t need to worry about it when you receive it.  Our technicians know the state of the second-hand technology we sell precisely, including where it’s been and what you should expect from it. And if your device does break, you can hold us accountable as all our #GeekApproved devices come with a 12-month warranty. We’ve got confidence that our #Geeks really know their stuff!

Paying more for something new is understandable, especially if you aren’t feeling confident in purchasing refurbished gadgets but #Geekapproved exists and will show you that buying refurbished technology can be risk-free, safe and of course, allow you to save some money too! Book an appointment now and you could end up with some epic devices at lower prices.


If you’re on the lookout for a refurbished product we would recommend looking at the manufacturer first. Buying from them means that you are more likely to get a higher standard of refurbishment and repackaging as they have the necessary materials to do this. On the other hand, you can buy from a trusted technology company. Geeks on Wheels has been approved by Apple is a genuine reseller of their products. Geek Approved is a service that we take pride in and we do a great job of refurbishing second-hand technology.

Here is a list of questions that you should always ask. before purchasing refurbished goods…

  • What condition is it in? Is it in like-new condition or somewhat used?
  • Does it come with all original accessories and documentation?
  • What kind of warranty does it have, and who is providing it?

The answers to those questions really depend on your preferences.

Again, all items that you purchase from #GeekApproved come with a one-year warranty.


This is entirely based on preference.

Some people are uncomfortable with the thought of purchasing second-hand headphones even though they are thoroughly cleaned and refurbished before selling. However, for some people, they feel uncomfortable knowing how closely people use them.

One of the main factors to consider is the warranty. Our advice would be to really consider whether the warranty is long enough to support you and that the device is in the exact condition that has been claimed.



Geek Approved introduces you to a wide range of refurbished products. Due to the fact that these products are second-hand, we don’t have a catalogue of specific products. However to give you a good idea of the kind of items we see in Geek Approved we have put together a list of common brands and products.


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