Mad Mike’s in Traverse City refurbishes and sells used laptops.
Owner Mike Tusin says right now business is up because new devices are becoming harder to get your hands on.
“Some of the laptops that we get, our used ones, I buy them from one particular reseller. This guy usually has hundreds if not thousands of laptops in stock and I’m lucky is he has thirty or forty at any given point in time,” says Tusin.
He says instead of buying brand new, repairing an old laptop could be more cost effective, and improve the device’s lifespan.
“For most people it’s cheaper to fix something and we can make things that are only a few years old, we can make them actually faster than new for a fraction of the money,” Tusin said.
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