When people think of electronics they usually tend to think that new is better. This may not always be the case. I have had several new computers and several used computers. The used computers tended to actually have less problems than the new ones. Plus I saved a lot of money by buying used instead of new.
Refurbished computers are a great way to go. These are used but have been redone and tested by professionals. These may have been upgraded or just had a fresh install of the operating system. Most of these offer some kind of warranty so you know it will be working when you receive it. You can also be sure it will be in good working condition and ready to go out of the box.
If possible, always test a used computer before you purchase it. If you are buying online then read the description carefully and you should ask questions if you are unsure of something. You should also know what all you will be getting. If you have a monitor then you may be able to buy a tower alone much cheaper. If you need the monitor then you can usually buy it with the tower cheaper than you can if you buy them separately.
When buying a used computer it is always good to buy one that comes with a restore disk. This will have the operating system on it if you need to format your computer. If you don’t have this restore disk then you may need to buy an operating system if your computer crashes. This can cost a lot of money.
Most people tend to think they should buy new computers because of the warranty. The truth is that most stores will only take a computer back for 15 days after the sale. After that you have to contact the company that made the computer. They will usually send you parts first to see if that will fix the problem and if not then you have to send them the tower to let them fix it.
While I have known several people who have had no problems with companies honoring the warranties, I have had quiet a bit of problems in this area. In fact, I have had so many problems that I would prefer to buy used computers and then fix them myself if anything goes wrong. To me, this is just easier and cheaper in the long run.
If you look around you can find used computers that offer everything the new computers do. You can buy them with just as much memory and hard drive space, which are 2 of the main things I usually look at. There isn’t necessarily anything wrong with these computers. People find that they either don’t need them or they have upgraded because they want a newer model.
What ever your reasons for buying used computers you can find great deals if you look for them. They are usually just as good as the computers you will find at leading electronics stores and at a fraction of the price. With deals like this you also have the benefit of buying as many as you like.
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