ABOUT REFURBISHED PCS
“The biggest problem we’ve had to overcome in the market is people thinking that refurbished computers are ‘second-hand’ or that the machine is going to give them problems,” says Van der Walt. “We rely on word-of-mouth – when someone buys from us and has a good experience they tell a neighbour, friend or family member, and that’s how we’ve grown. That’s how we make our sales,” he adds.
The refurbished PCs come with the same warranty as a new product, and there is also a guarantee and swap-out service to ensure that consumers are happy with their purchases. “Our market is the low-income market and small businesses, but we also supply schools and non-profit organisations through donations. The company’s vision has been to be able to supply PCs to people who previously wouldn’t have been able to purchase a PC or have access to IT products,” says Just PCs’ founder.
The big boon for the environment is that each machine Just PCs refurbishes is one less computer that is destined for a landfill. “With the recycling we do we make sure that everything that can be refurbished is renewed, and that any items that may be hazardous waste are disposed of in an eco-friendly manner,” he says.