Tech giants Amazon and Apple entered into an agreement this month that will significantly affect the products shoppers see listed on Amazon.com. Amazon announced it would be expanding its listings of Apple’s iPads, iPhones and smartwatches available through certain resellers. For most people, this means another way to buy Apple products and, possibly, shorter shipping times.
Tariffs have been in the news a lot over the past two years, and working in an industry like IT asset disposition, where goods and services are traded worldwide, I often hear from clients and customers interested in this subject. I tell them there are pros and cons every business leader should understand. After all, for any company buying and selling on a global scale, whether their business is IT or soybeans, tariffs are just business as usual.
Refurbished tech is a great way to save money and why not? Some of the equipment is barely used. Why pay new retail prices when you can buy something rigorously tested and most of the time won’t notice any defects or performance degradation? A lot of these products are close to new and don’t carry the high price tag.