When you bring your vehicle into a local Maple Grove repair shop, they have typically access to the necessary parts and information to repair what’s broken and return your car to you in proper working condition. You also have the ability shop around to choose where you want to bring it in the Minneapolis area.
So, why can’t we do the same thing with our tech devices like cell phones, tablets, laptops and drones?
“We’re excited to see that Minnesota could be the first state with a ‘Right to Repair’ law,” said Brad Swenson, Owner, Device Pitstop of Maple Grove – an independent company based in Minnesota that repairs, upgrades, refurbishes and resells tech devices. “This bi-partisan legislation is a great example of how the people of Minnesota can work together with the common goal of having the choice to repair our own property instead of tossing it into a landfill and having the freedom to shop around for the most qualified people to repair at a reasonable rate.”
In 2018 alone, Device Pitstop bought, refurbished and sold more than 7,000 devices such as iPhones, tablets, laptops and PCs – keeping potentially hazardous waste out of landfills and passing savings onto consumers by selling certified, refurbished models of the top brands of tech devices.
“Too often, manufacturers of these devices restrict repairs to their own retail locations, angering consumers who often have to wait in long lines at branded stores, weeks (or longer) for their devices to be returned and are forced to pay whatever manufacturers are charging,” said Swenson. “Often, consumers are told it’s just ‘easier and cheaper’ to get a new device, designating their current technology waste and putting even more money into the pockets of manufacturers.”
Device Pitstop supports Minnesota’s “Fair Repair” legislation and salutes legislators on both sides of the aisle working to bring it to the floor and get it passed. We’re ready to help even more Minnesotans keep their current devices in good working order, save money with refurbished devices when they’re ready and to keep e-waste out of landfills.
About Device Pitstop of Maple Grove
Device Pitstop sells the top brands of tech devices like laptops, tablets, smartphones and more. Customers get certified, pre-owned devices at affordable prices. Device Pitstop also pays cash-on-the-spot for used devices and members of the Pit Crew offer repairs and upgrades quickly, for less.
Device Pitstop press contact: Brad Swenson, 612-812-4086, Bswenson@devicepitstop.com