06 July 2021

Sony UK TEC: What do we mean by ‘Refurbished?’

In light of lockdown easing and public events resuming, and as the UK’s only Sony manufacturing centre for broadcast and professional equipment, UK TEC continues to ensure both professional and consumer customers are equipped with the products they need to get back on their feet within the industries and hobbies that they love.

At Sony UK TEC, we not only have an innovative product portfolio to be proud of. Our Pencoed-based facility is also the home of an on-site Service Centre and Refurbished division, which enables our highly-skilled team to breathe new life into second-hand broadcast equipment, perfect for those businesses wanting to restart their services if budgets are tight, and consumers who are wanting to begin a new interest.

Our refurbished range consists of previously owned cameras and accessories that have been renovated to factory standard by our expert refurbishing team to then be provided to new owners at a reduced price. After undergoing an initial assessment, any parts that display wear and tear are replaced, cleaned and undergo the same testing process as brand-new cameras, before being professionally packaged and ready for shipping.

Before the equipment is sent out to its new owner, it undergoes a series of final quality checks, and in addition to receiving our manufacturer's quality stamp, every camera comes with a 1-year warranty (12 months), subject to the parts available.

So, if you are looking for discounted, high-quality equipment, our refurbished range may be the answer!

To view the current range of refurbished cameras and accessories, visit: Sony Refurbished - Refurbished Cameras & Accessories (sonypencoed.com)

You can also get in touch with the team via: pencoedrefurbished@sony.com

Trade-In Programme

Here at Sony UK TEC, we offer a ground-breaking ‘Go 4K Now!’ programme, providing customers with the opportunity to acquire next-generation broadcasting and filming equipment. As part of the project, which is in collaboration with Sony Professional Solutions Europe (PSE), customers can trade in their existing HD Sony system cameras and professional camcorders for credit towards an upgrade to Sony 4K.

What happens to traded-in products?

At trade-in, the second-hand equipment begins its refurbished journey with our professional Service and Repair Centre. Once the product is confirmed to be appropriate for resale, it’s then made available for purchase by up-and-coming businesses, as well as those looking to expand their portfolio, and sold with a manufacturer’s warranty.

Want to know more? Visit: 4K Upgrade Programme - Sony Pro

What can we offer to the customer?

Our refurbished and trade-in schemes take the pressure off entering the broadcasting/filming industries by providing customers access to low-cost, high-quality broadcasting products that they may not have otherwise had access to.

We understand that not everyone is looking to purchase a brand-new system. Some customers may simply be looking for accessories and cameras that are compatible with their existing kit. With contacts throughout Europe, we can ensure that when your desired product model or part becomes available, you will be our first point of contact.

We not only handle refurbished units or units in need of repair, but we are also the only Sony manufacturing site outside of Japan to be able to make Sony professional broadcasting equipment, from purchase order to customer delivery and after-sales service. As such, we have expert knowledge regarding the manufacturing processes of these models, and so, we are therefore able to ensure your product is refurbished to direct manufacturing specifications, following Sony manufacturing standards and procedures.

By trading in your equipment, you can ensure it won’t end up in a landfill as so many electrical goods do every day. Your second-hand broadcasting cameras and accessories go on to help others also within the creative community, or within developing industries looking to begin or expand their businesses when they purchase our refurbished products.

For more information on our refurbished and trade-in schemes, visit: Sony Refurbished - Refurbished Cameras & Accessories (sonypencoed.com)4K Upgrade Programme - Sony Pro

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