Things To Consider When Purchasing a Refurbished Desktop and Laptops

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Just a few things to keep in mind before purchasing a refurbished desktop or laptop:

  

1. Know what you’re going to be using your computer for and always check out the specs of the product before purchasing. Purchasing a refurbished computer is no different from shopping for an unopened one. Different computers serve different purposes so you don't want to be caught off guard. For example, if you are planning to use the refurbished product for gaming, you would need a device with much more computing and processing power than if you were just going to use it for making spread sheets and reading your email. If this is the case, you want to pay attention to the video card, RAM, processor power… etc. and make sure that the minimum requirements are met. If you are unsure of your needs you can always speak to a representative and explain what you are looking for.

 

2. Make sure that you are purchasing from a reliable and trusted manufacturer. Avoid purchases from places like Kijiji or Craigslist as you will receive no customer support and it will be unlikely for you to have the option to return the product. If you’re not looking for a product from a legitimate manufacturer, and if you think it’s too good to be true… chances are it probably is too good to be true.

 

3. Keep an eye out for warranties! Generally warranties last anywhere from 30 days to a year. You want to firstly, purchase from a manufacturer that offers a warranty; and second, be aware of when your warranty will run out. From what I’ve seen, refurbishing manufacturers offer a one year warranty, and this shows their confidence in their products.

 

4. Check out the combo or deal section! This section usually offers the customers a bundle package. This means that with one purchase, you will save on monitors, mouse, keyboards, speakers, and much more!