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Thoughts on Refurbished Laptops

Discussion in 'Tech Forum' started by redseat, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. redseat

    redseat Well-Known Member

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    Are they worth it? I mean I am looking around and it seems like even refurbished laptops are pricey these days.

    I a just saying in general refurbished, not a specific brand or anything like that
     



  2. Guy Incognito

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    I have a refurb that I spent around $200 for. Works great, does everything I need it to do.

    Bought one for wife, she hasn't used it yet.
     
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  3. Dolemite censored

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    You can get a decent Chromebook for $199 new.

    I'd stay away from refurbished laptops.
    Bought a couple from the company I used to work for some years back, and even though they had a top fight tech support group to prep the machines, neither one lasted more than a year with light to moderate use.

    Since then I've always bought new so I can use the warranty if necessary, and I've had to, since both hard drives and SSDs fail.
     
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  4. redseat

    redseat Well-Known Member

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    Well... I'm pretty sure anything you buy can easily look up **** :dhd:
     
  5. redseat

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    That you can but I does it have software (like word, excel, etc).

    Yeah, that's what I am afraid of since most refurbs don't offer warranties
     
  6. TheDayMan

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    If you’re just talking in general, there’s nothing inherently wrong with it. They seem pricey because no one bothers refurbishing cheap electronics. You can get a useable new laptop cheap enough that there wouldn’t be any profit in fixing and flipping lower priced stuff.

    I personally feel more comfortable buying used, well taken care of stuff from the owner than refurbished stuff. YMMV
     
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  7. tnapucco

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    Dell Business Outlet has great deals and you get a 1 year warranty.

    Some are scratch/dent, most are business leases.

    Do it.
     
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    I'd do some more in depth research on this but it appears that you can, for a price.

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  9. redseat

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    Forgot about that. Thank you
     
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    Chromebooks... talk about a waste of money.

    $200 for a browser... awesome.
     
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    Good laptops are crazy expensive. My Macbook Pro took a shit on me last winter and I just had it refurbed because it was still cheaper than buying another one.
     
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    quality humble brag
     
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    I have had good luck with them. Many times it just means it was a returned gift or returned for any other reason. Many times you can find them for half the price of new.
    If you have a price range you are sticking to, you can get allot more computer .
     
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    At work we had to send a couple in to be repaired as the new ones wont run the old programming software, Dells.

    They came back with all the licences intact so we saved a small fortune in programs.
     
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    I would say no. They new Laptops are coming out with SSDs (Solid state drives) which will make the old hard drive machines drop in price pretty fast. SSDs are a million times faster then hard drives.
     
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    You can get refurbished with SSDs too. Refurbished doesn't equal old.
     
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    i bought one from walmart for about $250 a while back. it lasted about 5 years. won't start windows now. it might be fixable but i opted for a new one.

    you can get a service plane with them.
     
  18. Myles

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    5 years is a pretty good bang for the buck on that one.
     
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    True but there are not many of them. One of the main reasons many become reburbs is a crappy drive. Obviously broken screens being the biggest.
     
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