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Refurbished Desktop Computers: Getting A Good Deal

Author : Marcus Wellington

Refurbished desktop computers are a great way to get a good deal on a nice computer. By settling for something a little older that has been updated and upgraded, you don’t have to worry about paying full price for something newer and shinier, but no more powerful.
There’s always a catch, though. As easy as it is to get an excellent deal with a refurbished desktop, it’s just as easy to be taken for a ride by someone who thinks you don’t know what you need.

We’re not saying you shouldn’t try to get a refurbished desktop, by all means, it’s a great idea, but you can’t simply buy a refurbished desktop at random and think it’s going to be a good deal just because it’s cheap. So proceed, but proceed with caution. Here are a few simple rules to keep in mind before spending any of your hard earned money on a refurbished desktop computer.

Look in your closet!

Before you spend any cash on a newer computer, see if you have anything in your old stuff you can work with. A lot of your old computers you haven’t used in years still have a lot of good, useful parts in there. Maybe you just need a desktop with a little faster speed. Well, why bother getting a new one, when you can just take the RAM out of an old rig and stick into your current computer? You could also borrow old graphics cards and modems to save cash on upgrading your new desktop. Which brings us to the second rule…

You’re gonna need to upgrade!

A refurbished computer is never going to be your dream computer. Sorry, but somebody had to say it. Rather, it will be your potential dream rig. Sort of like a house that’s almost perfect, until you remodel the kitchen, at which point it’s the home you’ve always dreamed of. Settle for a little less than what you’re after, and then spend a few bucks getting it into the perfect condition for whatever you have in mind.

Cut corners!

Do you really need a new monitor? Do you need a new mouse and keyboard just because you’re getting a new desktop tower? Nope. Go ahead and scavenge whatever you can from your older computers before spending too much on a newer, refurbished computer.

And most importantly, know your sources

Make sure you only buy from a source you know you can trust. This would be something like a popular electronics site or a well known auction site. Some guy you met on a message board or some shady character unloading computers from the back of a truck is hardly going to be able to be held accountable if your computer turns out to be a piece of junk!

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