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Fri Jun 12, 2020, 07:51 AM

Would you buy a reburbished computer with a 3 year repair policy?

Seems like a good deal. They average about 40% below retail.

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Reply Would you buy a reburbished computer with a 3 year repair policy? (Original post)
3Hotdogs Jun 12 OP
Sherman A1 Jun 12 #1
hlthe2b Jun 12 #5
SheltieLover Jun 12 #2
Squinch Jun 12 #3
TristanIsolde Jun 12 #4
janterry Jun 12 #6
pamdb Jun 12 #7
Tetrachloride Jun 12 #8
kozar Jun 12 #9
doc03 Jun 12 #10
Renew Deal Jun 12 #11
N_E_1 for Tennis Jun 12 #12
LiberalBrooke Jun 12 #13
3Hotdogs Jun 12 #14
Ferrets are Cool Jun 12 #15
cayugafalls Jun 12 #16

Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 07:56 AM

1. I have purchased refurbished computers and other items

I find they generally work well.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 07:58 AM

5. I have too... I've had good luck.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 07:57 AM

2. Depends

Upon which components were updated.

If not reliable brands, then repairs might be frequent & data could be lost.

And depends upon the person or company offering this.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 07:57 AM

3. I have. I'm rough on my work computers so they don't last long.

I move around a lot so they take a lot of abuse. So I often go for a cheaper refurbished one. It has worked out well for me.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 07:58 AM

4. Why not ?

But depends on the application. If you mostly do web browsing /email/word then even a 5 year old computer will do. If you are doing scientific calculations for NASA, image processing or streaming and video rendering you will get frustrated quickly. Also if you are a gamer, then you will eventually need an expensive graphics card too to satisfy your itch.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 08:14 AM

6. I always buy refurbished computers

I get them from Newegg. They are great. Check out the seller and who did the refurb.

But I've never had a problem. Great deals. Great computers.

I never get a warranty, but all mine have lasted (this one is 4 years old and still perfect). My other one is fine, I retired it because I wanted something faster. So, I never needed a repair.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 08:15 AM

7. Refurbished

I have a refurbished Apple Mac Pro laptop that was less than a year old when I bought it from Apple. This thing has to be at least...5 years old, if not more, and except for replacing the battery last year, itís going fine.

I think the key is to buy it from the company, not like, Amazon or eBay.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 08:19 AM

8. For windows people, it sounds reasonable.

Or, come to the DU Mac club )

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 08:23 AM

9. I buy refurb goods often,

Here is how I look at it, in a normal production line, 1 out of 10 products may be Quality Checked with any diligence, but I wouldn't think any business will sell a refurb product without a diligent QC check. That's my take and I haven't had any problems with refurb.


Koz

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 08:26 AM

10. My luck the hard drive would be loaded with child

pornography.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 08:34 AM

11. How old is the computer?

And what are the specs? I wouldnít if it was older than around 3 years unless it was pretty powerful.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 08:39 AM

12. Most of the Apple products I buy...

are from their refurbished stock. iPads, iPhone...have for years. They are completely rebuilt.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 08:45 AM

13. Yes I have and they have been very good.

As long as you do not need the latest technology they work just fine. I currently have a desktop PC and printer that are refurbished and they meet my needs. My granddaughter has told me the PC does not have what she needs to play the latest games on it but I use it for Quicken and paying bills so Iím happy with what they do.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 08:54 AM

14. addendum to o.p.

I am looking to buy an iMac 27".

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 09:05 AM

15. I have bought nothing but refurbs or dent and scratch computers

from Dell over the last 20 years. They have ALL been great.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 01:11 PM

16. I have bought lots of refurb HP laptops.

I've kind of been stuck getting their enterprise laptops for the past 10 years or so and the discount on the older models is 1/10 the price of new. A 2-3 year old HP elitebook sells for anywhere from $250-450 and they have been just fine for my needs.

YMMV...but refurbs are fine in my opinion.

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