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January Sales: The Best Time to Buy & Sell Old Electronics

Tech advice | by D'Antoni McNeil | Dec 07, 2023

January Sales: The Best Time to Buy & Sell Old Electronics

As we step into January 2024, it's time to revisit our goals and aspirations. In an era where technology is ever-evolving, choosing refurbished tech is not just a smart choice, but a necessity for those conscious about their environmental impact and financial health. 

Refurbished tech, especially from a trusted source like Envirofone, offers a sustainable and cost-effective alternative to brand new devices. By opting for refurbished, you contribute to a healthier planet while staying updated with the latest tech. 


When is the best time to buy electronics? 

January is often considered the ideal month to purchase electronics due to new models being released, leading retailers to discount older stock to clear inventory, and significant post-holiday sales. Other key times for buying electronics include Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and throughout February.

These periods are marked by competitive deals from retailers and online platforms, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday being especially renowned for deep discounts on a wide range of electronic items, offering opportune moments for savvy shoppers to find great savings.

The Growing Market for Refurbished Tech 

The world of refurbished electronics is expanding rapidly, with significant growth observed in the market size and demand for such products. Here are some key insights:

  • Market Expansion: According to Transparency Market Research, the global market for refurbished electronics, valued at US$ 85.42 billion in 2021, is projected to reach US$ 272.91 billion by 2031.
  • Refurbished Smartphones: The market for used and refurbished smartphones stood at USD 56.61 billion in 2023, with an expected rise to USD 71.91 billion by 2028, indicating a growing consumer preference for these devices​​.
  • Annual Growth: Also documented was a 5% year-over-year growth in the global secondary smartphone market in 2022, further confirming the increasing demand for refurbished smartphones​​.

This trend towards refurbished electronics highlights a shift towards more sustainable and economical consumer choices, offering quality technology at reduced prices.

Refurbished Mobile Devices

Best Time to Buy & Sell Electronics Guide - Refurbished Mobile Devices

Envirofone is proud to present an exceptional selection of refurbished mobiles. Our range includes some of the most sought-after Apple iPhones and Samsung phones, each rigorously tested and quality-assured to meet your needs. Here are some of the standout choices:

Apple iPhones: 



iPhone 12

Known for its stunning design and advanced camera system, appealing to users seeking style and functionality.

iPhone 11

Impressive battery life and dual-camera setup, popular for its balance of price and performance.

iPhone X

Trailblazer for modern iPhone design with an edge-to-edge OLED display and Face ID technology.

iPhone XS

Offers a more affordable entry into the iPhone ecosystem with reliable performance and a classic design.

Interested in something more up-to-date? Take a look at our huge variety of refurbished iPhones, including the latest iPhone 15, 14, and 13 models.

Samsung Phones: 

Samsung Model


Galaxy S20

High-resolution camera, vibrant display, and long-lasting battery, favoured by Android enthusiasts.

Galaxy S10

Premium Infinity-O display and versatile camera array, offering a high-end experience at a more accessible price.

Galaxy Note 10 Lite

Comes with the S Pen stylus and a powerful processor, ideal for productivity and creativity.

Galaxy Z Fold 3

Innovative folding design with top-tier performance, catering to those seeking cutting-edge technology.


Each of these devices, available in various grades and conditions, represents an opportunity to own premium technology at a fraction of the cost. Whether you're an Apple or Samsung supporter, our refurbished mobiles offer something for everyone. 


Take advantage of our January 2024 clearance sale to upgrade your tech game with Envirofone's trusted and sustainable choices.  

Refurbished Laptop Deals 

Best Time to Buy & Sell Electronics - Refurbished Laptop Deals

Envirofone also offers a fantastic selection of refurbished laptops, perfect for those looking to upgrade their tech at a fraction of the cost. Our range features well-known brands and models, each carefully tested and restored to ensure top quality and performance. Here's a look at some of our standout laptop deals:

Top Refurbished Laptops:  

Selecting the right laptop can be overwhelming in today’s tech-heavy environment. Brands like Lenovo, Dell, and Asus offer diverse laptops suitable for students, professionals, and everyday use, each with unique features to fit various requirements.




Versatile and affordable, ideal for both casual users and professionals. Known for the IdeaPad and ThinkPad series, offering a balance of performance, durability, and value.


Focused on robust business laptops like the Latitude series, known for performance and portability, making them reliable for business professionals.


Emphasises aesthetics and functionality, especially in the VivoBook series. Great for a blend of sleek design and practical performance, catering to professionals and entertainment enthusiasts.


Known for providing cost-effective solutions, Acer laptops like the Aspire and Swift series offer a good balance of affordability and functionality, suitable for budget-conscious consumers and students.

Each of these laptops, available at various price points and configurations, represents an opportunity to access high-quality technology affordably. Whether you're a student, a professional, or just in need of a reliable laptop, our refurbished range at Envirofone has something to suit your needs. Make the most of our amazing offers and upgrade your tech with confidence and value​​. 


Check out our selection of Refurbished MacBooks, perfect for dedicated Apple enthusiasts.

Refurbished Tablet Deals

Best Time to Buy & Sell Electronics - Refurbished Tablet Deals

Envirofone is excited to offer an exceptional array of refurbished tablets, perfect for those who want high-quality tech at a more affordable price. Our collection includes popular brands such as Apple iPads, Lenovo tablets, and Samsung tablets, each thoroughly tested and restored to ensure they meet your expectations.

Top Refurbished Tablets:


Product Description

Apple iPads

Ideal for users who appreciate a seamless interface and a wide range of apps.

Lenovo Tablets

Known for their versatility and user-friendly design, suitable for both personal and professional use.

Samsung Tablets

A great choice for Android enthusiasts, offering a blend of performance and design.

Each of these tablets is available in various grades and conditions, presenting an opportunity to own premium technology at a fraction of the original cost. Whether you're a fan of Apple, Lenovo, or Samsung, our refurbished tablets cater to a diverse range of needs and preferences.

Don't miss out on our January 2024 sale to elevate your tech experience with Envirofone's trusted and sustainable options.

The Benefits of Buying Refurbished

When you choose to purchase refurbished devices from Envirofone, you're opting for a smart, value-packed decision. Let's delve into these advantages in more detail:



Lower Costs

Significant savings on refurbished devices, allowing access to premium tech at a fraction of the original cost, especially during the January clearance sale.

Quality Guaranteed Products

Each device undergoes thorough diagnostic and visual inspections, ensuring high functionality and appearance standards.


A 12-month warranty on all refurbished devices, covering functional defects for added peace of mind.

Free Delivery

Convenient free delivery on all products, ensuring the price you see is the total cost, with no hidden shipping fees.

Our on-going sales throughout the year at Envirofone is a treasure trove for tech enthusiasts. Whether you're looking for a device for work, study, or entertainment, there's something in our selection that's sure to catch your eye. With these unbeatable benefits, there's never been a better time to go refurbished with Envirofone. 

Sell Tech for Cash 


Best Time to Buy & Sell Electronics - Sell Tech for Cash

Turning Old Tech into Opportunity

In today's fast-paced tech world, we often find ourselves with outdated gadgets collecting dust. But what if these old devices could not only declutter your space but also add some extra cash to your wallet? Here’s a comprehensive guide to doing just that.

Selling Smartphones: A Simple Process

Our smartphones are often the most frequently upgraded tech items. Whether you're an Apple or a Samsung enthusiast, selling your old phone is straightforward:

  • Identify Your Phone: Search for your device by its brand and model. Unsure of the model? Check its settings or use the IMEI number.
  • Assess and Report Condition: Be honest about its condition. This helps in getting a fair estimate and avoids discrepancies later.
  • Pack and Send: Use the provided packaging to send your phone securely. Some services even cover the postage cost

Trading in Tablets

Tablets, like smartphones, are frequently updated and replaced. Trading in your old tablet can be just as straightforward:

  • Identify Your Device: Start by searching for your tablet by its brand and model. If you're unsure of the model, check its settings or look for any model-specific information on the device.
  • Evaluate and Describe Its Condition: Honestly assessing the condition of your tablet is crucial. Accurate descriptions ensure you get a fair estimate and prevent any future discrepancies.
  • Package and Ship: Securely package your device using the materials provided by the trade-in service. Many services offer free postage, making it convenient and cost-effective.

By following these steps, you can smoothly trade in your tablets, ensuring they find a new home while you benefit from the trade-in value.

Beyond Smartphones: Controllers, Gaming Gear, & More

It’s not just phones that can earn you money. Old tablets, gaming controllers, consoles, and even wearables can be sold. Each device follows a similar selling process. Remember, even outdated gadgets can have value.

The Environmental Angle

Selling your old tech isn’t just financially savvy; it's eco-friendly. Responsible recycling of electronics is crucial in our digital age. By selling your devices, you contribute to a cycle of reuse and recycling, keeping electronics out of landfills and reducing waste.

Understanding the environmental impact of tech waste motivated me to sell and recycle my gadgets responsibly. Doesn’t it feel good to know that your old phone could be refurbished and used by someone else, rather than ending up in a landfill?

Trade-in Your Old Devices with Envirofone! 

By selling your old tech, you’re not just earning money but also helping the planet. Responsible platforms like Envirofone ensure that your devices are either given a new life or recycled in an environmentally friendly way. It’s a win-win for your wallet and the earth!

Frequently Asked Questions:

How Much Will I Get for My Old Device?

Your device's value depends on its make, model, age, storage size, and condition. Newer, well-maintained models with more storage usually fetch higher prices.

What Determines the Price of My Device?

Price is based on brand, model, age, storage capacity, and condition. Newer, popular models in good condition are valued higher.

Can I Sell Broken Devices?

Yes, even broken or damaged devices can be sold, though they may fetch lower prices than those in better condition.

How Do I Prepare My Device?

Unpair connected devices, unlock from networks if possible, remove personal data, and turn off the device before sending it for sale.

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