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CajunBandit
Southeastern LA Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2010
1930 posts

re: Can anybody talk me out of buying a refurbed laptop

Can't remeber. It was barely over $100. All I neede it for was a micro sd card slot and pdf reading. My point was just that I had a positive experience with the refurb.


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Korkstand
LSU Fan
Plaquemine, LA
Member since Nov 2003
11641 posts

re: Can anybody talk me out of buying a refurbed laptop
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I guess I'm not going to get an answer about these awesome refurb deals and all the money saved. I know the answer, just wanted to see how deep the shite got.

They're usually, what, 10-15% cheaper I guess? Even if you only save 10 dollars, what's the problem if you get the same warranty? Refurbished doesn't mean used, it means it either had a defect that has been repaired (and the machine has actually been tested if it wasn't before), or it was returned unused by the original buyer and it's not allowed to be sold again as "new".

I'm not sure where this "shit" is that you're talking about.


Layabout
UNO Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2011
8552 posts

re: Can anybody talk me out of buying a refurbed laptop
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They're usually, what, 10-15% cheaper I guess? Even if you only save 10 dollars, what's the problem if you get the same warranty? Refurbished doesn't mean used, it means it either had a defect that has been repaired (and the machine has actually been tested if it wasn't before), or it was returned unused by the original buyer and it's not allowed to be sold again as "new".


Refurbished does often mean used, especially when it comes to PCs, laptops and monitors. These are typically equipment that has come back from business leases. The brands you'll see most often are IBM/Lenovo, HP, and Dell.
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Korkstand
LSU Fan
Plaquemine, LA
Member since Nov 2003
11641 posts

re: Can anybody talk me out of buying a refurbed laptop
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Refurbished does often mean used, especially when it comes to PCs, laptops and monitors. These are typically equipment that has come back from business leases. The brands you'll see most often are IBM/Lenovo, HP, and Dell.

OK, I should have said "doesn't necessarily mean used", but even so the point remains. If you can pay less money for identical hardware and warranty, why wouldn't you?


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WDE24
Wright St. Fan
Member since Oct 2010
44385 posts

re: Can anybody talk me out of buying a refurbed laptop
What are the chances the same computer fricks up twice?


Broke
LSU Fan
AKA Buttercup
Member since Sep 2006
59142 posts

re: Can anybody talk me out of buying a refurbed laptop
I bought a refurb from Overstock. Lasted 6 months. Which happened to be when the warranty was up. POS lenovo.


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