Return to the Computer Help Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Refurbished laptops

Posted by big_al_41 (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 29, 12 at 8:30

My DD's laptop finally died... she really doesn't have a lot of money to spend. She is looking at a refurbished unit at Walmart ....any pros and con's about doing a refurb'ed unit?

Thanks


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Refurbished laptops

A refurb is a unit that someone did not want. Supposedly, they get checked out and re-certified for sale at a lower price. It may be okay if you're getting a warranty with it. However, if it turns out to be a dud don't count on being able to return it to the store for a refund. You'll probably have to send it away to heaven knows where to get it fixed or pay someone local to repair it.


 o
RE: Refurbished laptops

Refurbished units can be a good deal and in most cases they are something that was returned just because the buyer didn't like the item.

As suggested, read the warranty/return policy fine print carefully so there are no surprises.


 o
RE: Refurbished laptops

If it is a deal you can't walk away from and there is a warranty no reason not to go for it.

Always remember four things that have never changed:

You get what you pay for,
If it sounds too good to be true it usually is,
Buyer beware, and
When in doubt.....don't.

Good luck.

DA


 o
RE: Refurbished laptops

Good advice from DA.

Prices have plummeted for entry level laptops, they're cheaper than ever. If buying a refurb, compare the price to a new one to be sure there's a savings involved. Computer makers add many onboard component upgrades to juice the price (because margins are low on the basic machines). Many of these upgrades are unnecessary for an average user, a basic machine might fill the bill. Buying something with fewer features is a way to save money too.

Just like with outlet stores or other retail stores, the fact that it "looks" like a good deal doesn't necessarily mean that it is.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Computer Help Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here