keakdasneak LSU Fan Korea Member since Dec 2006 6664 posts
re: Can anybody talk me out of buying a refurbed laptop (Posted on 2/15/13 at 12:37 am to Korkstand)
quote: Do you want to be talked out of it? Sounds like a wise decision to me. Refurbs are almost guaranteed to be tested better than new ones.
This. There was a good thread about this on Reddit a few weeks ago. Many units are not tested before shipment so there will be lemons. For a company to make any money on a refurbished unit they have to test it. Refurbished is the way to go.
Layabout UNO Fan Baton Rouge Member since Jul 2011 4472 posts
re: Can anybody talk me out of buying a refurbed laptop (Posted on 2/15/13 at 6:06 am to ByteMe)
quote: what is the price difference versus new?
I bought a ViewSonic 21-inch monitor from NewEgg for $89 with free shipping. I figure I saved $70 or more over a comparable new monitor. This is a heavy-duty monitor with a height adjustment, 360-degree rotation, a weighted base, and built-in speakers. You can hardly find one like it any more.
Helo LSU Fan Orlando Member since Nov 2004 3142 posts
re: Can anybody talk me out of buying a refurbed laptop (Posted on 2/15/13 at 6:18 am to GregMaddux)
My business partner has had a Thinkpad (IBM badged) for around 8 years. He finally decided to get something else. He bought a refurbed Lenova about 6 weeks ago, added a SSD once he received and couldn't be happier.
Now it has only been a short time but so far it is performing flawlessly.