Q: Can I sell my refurbished computers on Amazon or EBay?
Yes if they meet the R2/Ready for Reuse or R2/Ready for Resale requirements of Provision 6. Although possible, it is unlikely to sell R2/Ready for Repair equipment on these sites because you would need to qualify the buyer under Provision 6.c.3. Do not sell items “For parts only” or “As-is” on these sites.
Q: Can I sell R2 Ready for Reuse computers without a hard drive?
No. A device must have all components and be fully-functional to be classified as R2 Ready for Reuse. A computer without a hard drive may be sold as R2 Ready for Resale if it was tested and passed with a hard drive that was removed after testing. See definitions above.
Q: If I sell full-functioning devices on eBay, do I have to audit the people I sell them to?
No, if by “full-functioning” it meets the requirements of R2 Ready for Reuse in Provision 6.c.1.
Q: Do I have to test components I sell on eBay?
Yes, if they contain Focus Materials. This would include things like batteries, optical drives, floppy drives, keyboards, mice, hard drives, LCD panel, etc.
Q: Do I have to test equipment if I’m just selling it for parts?
Yes, if the equipment contains Focus Materials.
Q: When labeling equipment going for reuse, do we have to use “R2” in our labels?
The physical equipment does not need to be labeled with the required descriptions in Provision 6.c. However, the commercial documentation for each sale must identify the transaction as one of the three descriptions required. This is intended so the auditor may consistently identify and follow the correct requirements for each type of reuse sales transaction. The commercial documentation of each reuse sale must identify the transaction with one of the following three categories:
- Tested for Full Functions, R2/Ready for Reuse;
- Tested for Key Functions, R2/Ready for Resale;
- Evaluated and Non-Functioning, R2/Ready for Repair
The word “R2” has to appear in the listing.
Q: If a supplier (upstream customer) certifies that equipment is working when it is sold to an R2 Certified company, does the R2 Certified Company have to test it before it can resell it as R2 Ready for Reuse or R2 Ready for Resale?
The R2 Company is still responsible for meeting the requirements. It may be possible with very detailed qualification and control of supplier processing. The supplier will have to be meeting the Provision 6 and 8 requirements on behalf of the R2 Company. Additional quality controls would need to be implemented accordingly. While possible, this is unlikely to be implemented with the rigor necessary unless the supplier was R2 Certified as well.