Valley City Electronic Recycling opens online store

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The online store offers refurbished computers and electronics that customers would find in the company’s brick-and-mortar Tech Store in Kentwood, including Apple products, Google Chromebooks, Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and HP EliteBook laptops, HP EliteDesk and Dell OptiPlex desktops, printers, hard drives, monitors, networking equipment and more. Courtesy Valley City Electronic Recycling

A large-quantity universal electronic waste handler opened an online tech store for buying refurbished items.

Kentwood-based Valley City Electronic Recycling (VCER), a certified Benefit Corporation (B Corp) said Thursday that it added a new way to purchase electronic items through an online store at vcertechstore.com, in addition to its existing eBay store.

The store offers refurbished computers and electronics that customers would find in the company’s brick-and-mortar Tech Store in Kentwood, including Apple products, Google Chromebooks, Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and HP EliteBook laptops, HP EliteDesk and Dell OptiPlex desktops, printers, hard drives, monitors, networking equipment and more.

“We recognized there’s a need to be able to deliver technology to people in a safe and sustainable manner — particularly now when so many people are working from home and kids are getting their education in a virtual format,” said Jason Kehr, president of VCER. “We’ve been thinking about doing this for a number of years, but this crisis really pushed us into doing it sooner, especially since our brick-and-mortar store is temporarily closed to the public due to Michigan’s stay-home order.”

Once a customer’s online purchase is complete, they will receive an email notification and be able to coordinate a time for curbside pickup at VCER’s location at 2929 32nd St. SE in Kentwood.

“We are taking all precautionary safety measures in accordance with all federal CDC, local and state health department guidelines and following social distancing best practices when it comes to local pickup orders,” Kehr said. “With our inventory constantly evolving, we hope to offer nationwide shipping in the near future.”

If a customer has a question about an item or would like more information, they can call the VCER Tech Store at (616) 421-3385 or email vctechstore@valleycityer.com.

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