July 27, 2012

Buying refurbished computers

At this time of year, many college students are in the market for a NEW computer and many want to be eco-friendly. Might a "refurbished" computer be greener and fit the bill? Refurbished is not always the same as "used" or beat up.

Visit the computer “outlet” stores. Apple, Dell, Sony and other computer manufacturers offer refurbished machines through an online “outlet” store.They usually offer fairly broad definitions of where the machines have been and what they’ve been through. The big box stores might  also offer refurbished machines, but most experts recommend dealing directly with the manufacturers, if only for peace of mind.

You should save 10-30 %.