Save the Planet With Your Next Used iPhone
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This fee is invested in Back Market's industry-leading quality assurance controls, so we can offer you the best experience possible when buying renewed.
This fee is added to each order, based on the total cart amount. This fee is added to each order, based on the total cart amount. When you make a Back Market order, your total cost breaks down into 4 parts:
The price of the item
Back Market Quality Assurance Fee (a maximum of 2% of the cart amount and a minimum of $0.49)
Express shipping costs (if selected)
Quality Assurance Fee
Back Market delivers a rigorous quality standard to ensure that every device functions as good as new. We do this by partnering with our expert refurbishers to provide training and support, and by monitoring their ongoing performance.
To support this effort, we have:
A team of more than 130 Back Market team members dedicated to monitoring seller performance
Ongoing mystery orders to make sure sellers are fully compliant with our Quality Charter
The Back Market Innovation Lab:
Where we dissect devices sold on Back Market to verify technical quality and share best practices with our refurbisher partners
Where we fight against planned obsolescence and the friction that some original equipment manufacturers intentionally build into the repair of their devices to force more customers to purchase new ones
If you have any ideas or suggestions on how we can improve our actions on quality, please drop us a line at email@example.com.
Our mission is to make renewed tech mainstream. Turning old into "new new", so to speak.
Are used iPhones better for the environment?
For every phone accessory sold, we donate at least $1 to PUR Project to help the village of Pejarakan manage and recycle its waste and revitalize their environment. The funds will allow PUR Project to continue the pilot program they started in Batu Ampar Banjar, a small section of Pejarakan.
The production and end-of-life disposal of our smartphones, computers and other modern tech have a dramatic impact on the environment, which can often be overlooked when compared to other environmental issues. Half of the carbon emissions from the digital sector (making up 4% of global emissions) come from the production of devices like these, and buying them refurbished, while not a perfect solution, can help to significantly limit their environmental impact. We’d like to tell you a little more about that.
The tale begins in 1904, in the firestation of Livermore, Ohio. It is a bright and hopeful beginning. An electrician is in the process of fitting what will become known as the “centennial bulb” - a light bulb that would continue to burn even a hundred years after. The bulb, invented by Adolphe Chaillet and manufactured by the Shelby Electric Company, still shines even today. That light pointed to a bright future, but that future would dim just 20 years later.
Unless you act fast your ownership rights over your devices may soon be limited. Big tech companies are currently lobbying to restrict your ability to repair or modify electronic equipment—including things like your tablets, smartphones, laptops and more.
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