You’ve gotta fight … for your Right … to Repair

Device Pitstop Repair Shop

When you bring your car into a reputable repair shop, they have access to the knowledge and necessary parts to fix what’s broken and get you back on the road safely and as quickly as possible. You can even shop around to find the best price between repair shops.

So, why can’t we do the same thing with our tech devices like smartphones, tablets, laptops and gaming systems?

“We’re excited to see that Minnesota could be the first state with a ‘Right to Repair’ law,” said Brad Swenson, vice president, Device Pitstop – 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 stores bought, refurbished and sold more than 7,000 electronic devices such as smartphones, 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

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