What happens when Chromebooks retire?
There are more than 30 million Chromebooks in use around the world. What happens when these devices break or need to be replaced? Where do Chromebooks go to retire?
Gary has been repairing and recycling tech hardware since founding Genius Phone Repair in College. This ultimately led to the creation of Tech Defenders which is one of the nation’s largest Chromebook recycling and service companies.
One of the unique things that Tech Defenders offers is a Chromebook buyback program that can ear your school money for old, retired devices.
Chromebooks get old and need to be replaced.
Sometimes Chromebook wear out from heavy use, and other times they reach their end of life date and no longer receive updates.
Regardless of the age and condition of your Chromebooks, Tech Defenders will pay you for old devices.
The value of your Chromebooks is based on the age and condition of the device.
Newer devices that are in good condition can be worth $50 or more.
End of life devices that have experienced their share of use and abuse can still be worth $5-10 each.
You can get a free Chromebook buyback quote by visiting the Tech Defenders website.
You can use this information to determine if you should replace your devices or try to squeeze one more year out of your existing fleet.
Chromebook buyback programs provide unexpected cash to schools AND prevent thousands of pounds of electronic waste from ending up in landfills.
In 2019 Tech Defenders was able to recycle 400 tons of e-waste.
Discarding old, un-wanted computer hardware is no small task. Tech Defenders is having an environmental impact AND providing needed financial support for schools across the country.