General Questions

1How work the selection

Only the best hardware gets to be Approved Selection.
We determine this standard by carefully selecting and checking the products on 18 critical points.
This process always starts with the physical condition, because only the hardware with zero to very little cosmetic damage is processed as Approved Selection.
From here on out, all dirt, tags and data get professionally removed. Covers and feet are replaced or repainted where necessary.
The functionality is fully checked and broken or missing parts are replaced by new ones.
Once this is done, the machine is carefully packed in an Approved Selection box which can withstand a drop of up to 2.5 metres without the content being damaged.
This is how we guarantee our quality.

2Wich point are checked?
° Cleaned inside
° Cleaned outside
° All hard disk data wiped
° Asset tags removed
° BIOS tags removed
° BIOS battery checked/replaced
° Feet checked/replaced
° Covers checked/replaced
° Cosmetic check
° Power (I/O) check
° Correct specifications
° Working optical drive
° Working hard disk
° Software installed
° Working keyboard/touchpad/etc
. ° Laptop battery checked
° Display checked for damage
° Carefully boxed
3Why new isn't better?
You might buy a used house, car, bike or phone so why not IT hardware? What if we told you that Approved Selection is actually better than new? Approved Selection is specially selected used hardware that meets our high quality standards. The hardware is checked on 18 points by our team of refurbishing experts. It is almost free from cosmetic damage, fully cleaned from the inside out, Blancco certified data wiped, tested and carefully boxed. Because Approved Selection hardware is being given a second life, buying it reduces the Carbon Footprint while saving you a lot of money.

About Material

1What you can expect.
No two used products are the same. This is why We have Approved Selection standards that tell you what you should and what you shouldn't expect in terms of visual condition. What we can assure you of, is that we put great effort in selecting the products based on appearance and cosmetic damage. At least you can be sure that the Approved Selection hardware you buy, will fit in a certain range of visible usage marks, depending on the status it has (Approved Selection ONE, Standard or Budget). Below we'll explain to you what you can expect from each one. Remember: every Approved Selection product has been tested on the same 18 points (depending on the kind of hardware) and is always fully functional.


1Approved Selection ONE
Approved Selection ONE is the closest to new it gets. Although the hardware has been used, you wouldtn't be able to tell at first sight. When looking up close, you might find minor signs of use, which makes complete sense, since it has been used before. Nevertheless, it's the highest quality refurbished product you could possibly get. ° No scratches, dents or dead pixels in display/TFT ° A device in great physical condition ° Could have minor signs of normal use (keyboard, palmrest buttons)
2Approved Selection Standard
Approved Selection Standard is our most sold variant. Untill we brought Approved Selection ONE to our family, this was the highest standard in refurbished hardware. Approved Selection Standard is in good cosmetic state, but has a bit more obvious wear and tear. You will be able to find some small marks on the body, but essential surfaces (like a display or TFT surface) are always without signs of use. ° No scratches, dents or dead pixels in display/TFT ° A device in good physical condition ° Could have some signs of normal use (keyboard, palmrest, buttons and body)
3Approved Selection Budget.
Approved Selection Budget is our youngest family member. You may know that refurbished hardware comes in a great variety in quality, mostly depending on the vendor. Approved Selection Budget is refurbished hardware with normal signs of use. It may contain more scratches and marks, but is always checked and tested on our critical 18 points. It also comes with a standard 1 year warranty. It's the same as our Approved Selection Standard, but with more visible signs of use. ° No scratches, dents or dead pixels in display/TFT ° A device in normal physical condition ° Has normal signs of use (keyboard, palmrest, buttons and body)
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