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Should I buy a used computer? What things to consider when buying a used computer.

should-i-buy-used-computerBuyer beware when buying anything.  With a used computer, it should be buyer look-out!  But, with a few checklist items to look out for, you can buy confidently.

Here’s what to look out for when buying a used computer:

  • Why is it being sold? Is it just old?  Find out why it’s being sold.  It is not wanted any longer?  IsChecklist for buying used computer there a problem with it?
  • Is it used or refurbished?  Used just means it’s not new.  Refurbished means it was fixed or has used parts inside.
  • Any baggage? Ask if there were any issues with it during its life? What replacements have been made?
  • What’s under the hood? What’s the RAM, processor and hard drive capacity?
  • Any comps? Any free software loaded up?
  • Take it for a test drive.  By all means, take it out on the road.  Don’t take the salesperson’s word for it.  Check it out for yourself.
  • What’s the warranty?  How long? Is it satisfaction guaranteed where if you don’t like it, you can return it?

So, go in with eyes wide-open when purchasing your used computer.  And by the way, it’s a huge cost-savings.  In our computer repair shop, our used models that are just 1-2 years old are 1/3 of the original price.  Great savings and great used computers.

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