Whats the difference between the two New/Refurbished other than price? Would you feel comfortable buying refurbished hardware if it was refurbished by the factory with a warranty?
I bought a refurbished IBM Thinkpad 5 years ago for £300 to use as a backup laptop if anything went wrong with my main one and for my daughters to use when they visit me. It had a very, very limited warranty of one month. I have since gone through a new Sony Vaio (fell to bits after 18 months) and Dell (died after 3 years). The Thinkpad is like new and going strong. Obviously, it is weak on CPU power and RAM for today's needs but otherwise I think it is superb. In fact, when I bought my current main laptop, I chose a Lenovo Thinkpad in the hope that Lenovo have retained the Thinkpad quality.
sure. they have to honor the warranty. many times there's nothing seriously wrong with an item, maybe the casing has a small chip in it or something, and they just put on a whole new one for you but because it is not straight from the factory, they have to call it 'refurbished'.
Oh yes, why not. They are lots of benefit associated with refurbished products like the price which the most important factor as they are very cheap. Secondly, the Eco-friendliness of the products, the refurbished products are eco friendly as they are remanufactured by re-using the old products cleaning or repairing them and making it good for use. Some of the refurbished products are inkjet cartridges that are available at http://www.eco-inkjets.com and with whole lots if brands.
Absolutely! I'm on a refurbished IBM Thinkpad now that I've had for about a year so far. I bought a new desktop in October, and 3 months after I bought it, the power supply went out. Although the warranty repaired it, I was without it for nearly 2 months. Computer problems will happen if you own any computer. I've seen some manufacturers, including the largest, decide not to cover the computer for their own reasons. At least with a refurbished one, any repairs are generally still cheaper including the unit itself, than a new one. Save your money.
I would but I don't buy sex toys, I would stay away from the refurbished ones.
I tried building an audiophile level sound system on a limited budget.when it comes to audio its a waste of money as the Integrity of sound changes due to new parts being integrated with "burned in"parts.Best to spend the extra bucks.
My dad has bought most of his electronics refurbished, and they have all done really well or fallen apart before the warranty was up. His last computer was refurbished, it is on it's last leg, but he has owned it about seven years.
I would not on anything electronic. I bought a HP computer a few years ago that had a brand new motherboard installed. The Comp USA Store claimed that was only problem and added 3 year warranty. 6 months later I had it back to the store and 1 month later got the computer back, claimed they fixed it, got it home and within days the same problems. This went on monthly until I finally bought a new computer from another brand/store, a year later. Warranty did no good at all. Money wasted.
Buy new or not at all is my way to go with computers or any high dollar electronics item.
yeah, a computer is probably one of the things i would not buy refurbished, they're so skittish sometimes, even brand new
no, never have bought anything refurbished..I just do not have enough trust in them..I guess
We bought everything new, took good care of them, and they lasted a long time. I still have 2002 Gateway desktop and it is working great, our video camera is also in 2002, our stereo alarm clock is from 1984.
We do the same with big items such as car. My Pathfinder is 21 years old (1988)and still running well. My refrigerator is 27 years old. The hassle free worth the extra money because no one messes with them yet.
I tend to stay away from refurbished electronics and computer equipment for 2 reasons - I do not know anything about the equipment that is used and I do not know anything about the person that put it all together. This is really no different than buying new but I do a ton of research when buying new and I do not have the time for the same research if I were to buy refurbished.
they have lot of benefits on it, bcz if u purchase refurbish computers, it is advantage to have lots of software on it.
I tend to avoid refurbished products, since they had a problem in the firstplace.
On the other hand I do have a coule of friends who purchase refurbished products for the savings and I have only ever heard one complaint,and that was a mobile phone.
I needed a laptop for reading emails and using MS Office at uni and thought getting a refurbished laptop would be my cheapest option. Finally bought a refurbished laptop from "ElectroComputerWarehouse" and the product id is "dell_d620_laptop". and its working well, may be this will help some one.
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