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Device resellers see ‘unprecedented demand’

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ITAD company EPC reported a sharp increase in demand for notebook, tablet and desktop PCs throughout the U.S. and Canada as the need to work from home grows. | Sally B/Shutterstock

Processors across the U.S. say the coronavirus and resulting work-from-home orders have energized the market for refurbished electronics. In some cases, they can’t keep up with the needs of customers.

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E-scrap sector reacts to coronavirus pandemic

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E-scrap processors report coronavirus-driven disruptions both with vendors and customers. | joshimerbin/Shutterstock

The global escalation of COVID-19 is causing supplier and customer disruption for e-scrap processors, while on a wider scale it constrains global shipping, dents stock prices and threatens an economic recession.

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Slimmed down Sims notches higher profits

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Sims Lifecycle Services says it’s on track to hit its goal of recycling 20,000 metric tons of cloud computing equipment between July 2019 and June 2020. | Mikhail Starodubov/Shutterstock

Growth in data center recycling, higher gold prices and more selective buying all boosted earnings for Sims Lifecycle Services during the second half of 2019.

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Cascade: Mobile resale prices surge, computer values drop

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Cascade’s annual report includes data the company collected on the 560,000 assets it processed in 2018 and 2019. | fizkes/Shutterstock

Resale values for used computers declined in 2019 after multiple years of increases, according to an ITAD firm. One possible culprit is generators opting for device destruction over data wiping.

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