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Are Refurbished Computers a Good Deal?

Aug 5, 2008
You want a computer, but everywhere you look the prices are out of your range. Someone mentions to you about refurbished computers. Should you look at them as a possible choice? What exactly is a refurbished computer? Well it's a computer that is left for dead basically by its previous owner. A computer technician has gotten a hold of it someway and they decide that it won't cost too much to rebuild the computer and bring it back to life, and hopefully make a profit in the end.

Usually there are several websites online that will offer you a "great deal" on these refurbished computers. But if you look at them how do you know your getting a good deal or not? Do you know who the technician was and if they were good at their job? What about the difference in a brand new computer and a refurbished one? These are all great questions.

Let's take a look at a few of the deals you can get on refurbished computers online. There is an Acer Aspire T690 Desktop available for $399.00, you can purchase a two year extended warranty also. Or also available an HP Pavilion M9047C for $759 can't really tell if you can get a warranty on that one or not. Or another choice for refurbished is an Acer Aspire Laptop that is $599.99, and you can get an extended warranty on it.

Now if you were to compare that to some of the new computers you can find on the internet, let's see how they match up. There is a brand new tower from Compaq for $329.99, you will need to purchase the monitor and all with it, and so total price will depend on the monitor you pick out. Or a Dell package deal for $799, which you have speakers, monitor and all pieces needed to go home and hook up. Finally a new laptop price for an Asus laptop brand new you will only pay $399. All of these you are very easily able to purchase an extended warranty on.

Remember some of the most important things to look at when deciding if you want to go with a refurbished computer is the warranty. If the site you're looking at doesn't offer you a warranty, it would most likely be in your best interest to not purchase your computer from there. Obviously as stated above when purchasing a new computer you can get an extended warranty for a certain price. Most people think they don't necessarily need an extended warranty, but you never know when something will happen to your pc making it unusable. You need to get an extended warranty, it's a must.

Still the real question is do you feel safe buying a refurbished computer? Or will a newer one be your best bet. As you can tell by the prices above, it's not always cheaper to find and buy a refurbished computer. Really most stores seem to have sales on some good computers all you need to do is watch to see what is on sale.
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