You hear the words: refurbished, remanufactured, or reconditioned and the red flags go up. It seems almost unthinkable to some, the computer must not be any good. We are here to tell you that it is not usually true! Yea - good news, there really is not much risk in buying a refurbished computer. Maybe our minds need to be reconditioned to fully understand what all of the 're' words really mean. Just because it is a refurbished computer does not mean you are buying a used computer, nor does it mean that the computer had anything terribly wrong with it.
What does refurbished mean?
Well, it could mean several things. Maybe someone returned it because it did not work
correctly and it was rebuilt to factory specifications. But it is very likely that it simply had a blemish, maybe a small scratch or ding on the monitor or the processor. Because of something as small as this means it can't be sold in the store. Or the refurbished computer may have been returned just because it was the wrong model and the customer did not realize it until the box was opened. Once opened it cannot be sold as new.
Who will benefit from buying a refurbished computer?
You the consumer, the smart and savvy shopper benefits because you know that if you buy a remanufactured or reconditioned computer you will get the same specifications as a new computer for a smaller price.
Buying a basic refurbished computer system is a great idea for the first time buyer. You can learn plenty, play around and get comfortable with it. Although, buying a remanufactured computer does not mean you are getting an outdated model. We all know that computers are constantly becoming updated, but the basics remain the same.
Getting down to it the best reason to buy a refurbished computer is the price. Your kids
keep bugging you for one but you just can't seem to get enough money or you just do not
want to spend so much, check out the reconditioned computer models and maybe you will find a fit.