Refurbed’s story began with a problem: Founder Peter purchased an iPhone from a used goods website only for it to quickly break down with no warranty. Also bothering him was the growing issue of electronic waste. Electronic devices are not only harmful to the environment during production, emitting massive CO2 emissions and depleting precious resources, but also in their afterlives. Peter’s experience underscored the importance of sustainable alternatives and led to the founding of Refurbed, a platform for high-quality, renewed products with uniform quality, safety, and guarantees. Now a rapidly growing marketplace for renewed products in German-speaking countries, a remarkable vision is coming to life. At Refurbed, products are up to 40% cheaper and more sustainable than their brand-new counterparts, having undergone up to 40 meticulous refurbishing steps to look and function like new. Shoppers enjoy the triple advantage of sustainability (up to 70% less CO2 emissions), cost savings (up to 40% compared to new purchases), and a 30-day return policy, all while supporting tree-planting initiatives to further reduce the environmental impact. Shoppers choose Refurbed to save money, shop sustainably, and join the mission to make the world a greener place, one device at a time.

What They Say: “We offer a better alternative to new and used products and thereby contribute to a more sustainable world.”

Founder/s: Peter Windischhofer, Kilian Kaminski, & Jürgen Riedl
Based In: Vienna, Austria