Exploring a refurbishing plant

What does a refurbishing plant look like?

As we’ve already seen, there are very different kinds of refurbished products and therefore there are very different kinds of refurbishing plants and solutions. In the following videos we show two different meaningful examples.

In this first video you can take a tour inside the GameStop Refurbishment Operations Center where hundreds of thousands of game consoles, software and mobile devices are restored to be resold as refurbished products at GameStop locations throughout the UK.

Going Inside ... GameStop's R.O.C. YouTube: Going Inside … GameStop’s R.O.C.


In this second video you can see how stay-at-home moms created a refurbishing based businesses from their furniture hobby.

Stay-at-home mom turns furniture hobby into business YouTube: Stay-at-home mom turns furniture hobby into business

Talking point

  • Apart from the examples mentioned in the videos, what are the products for which a commercially viable refurbishing plant could be built?
  • What do these products have in common?

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