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Desktop buying tips
« on: January 10, 2012, 08:38:57 PM »
Purchasing a home or business computer can be a big and sometimes costly decision. Below is a listing of helpful suggestions on what to look for and what to ask when purchasing a new computer.

New vs. refurbished / used

If you're looking to save money buying a used or refurbished computer can save you a lot of money. A refurbished computer is a computer that has been returned to the company has been checked out as good but cannot be sold again as new. All major computer manufacturers will have a refurbished section showing all their available refurbished products. Buying one of these computers instead of a new computer can save you hundreds of dollars.

In addition to refurbished computers individuals and companies for various reasons will also sell their used computers. When buying these look out for the following.Verify it has no physical damage by inspecting the ports as well as the inside and the outside of the case.Make sure you're getting what you pay for. See the below scams section for additional details.Make sure computer comes with any CD's for the operating systems or programs that are promised to be installed.Realize that many computer manufacturers will not transfer the computer warranty from the old user to you.
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