Tips When Buying Second-Hand Computers
A lot of people buy used clothes and furniture, but seem to be a bit more reluctant when they are they have to buy electronics because a lot of people think that they will risk buying something that will broke down in a very short period of time.
Before buying any product, make a small research online about different companies that sell that product. Find reviews, forums and make sure that you read a lot of opinions about the specific product. This way you will know what is the best brand and only afterwards find ads or companies that sell that product second hand. If it’s a new product, you might have a bit of struggle before finding a lot of offers, but if the computer was on the market for more than a few months, chances are that you’ll probably find plenty of sellers.
Even if the product is second hand or refurbished, you should always ask about a warranty. Stay away from products with no warranty or products that come at a very good price but with small warranty. Those are the products with big flaws that companies want to sell immediately. The product warranty should be at least half of what it was as new. Another important aspect is the return policy. This is definitely something worth taking into consideration when buying. The same rule applies as for warranty. If the person who is selling you the product doesn’t mention any return policy, there might be something wrong with that product so avoid buying it. In some cases, they might just forgot to mention so it’s best to ask them directly. Also related to this is keeping all receipts because if you don’t have the receipt it might be hard to return that computer, so keep them around at least one month after buying it.
The most important step is trying the computer before you buy it. If you cannot try it and you place an order online, make sure that you agree with the seller that you will send back the item if you are not satisfied.
Buying computers is definitely a way to save up some money and with new models coming up every day it’s almost useless to buy a new and expensive one.