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5 Reasons Why Buying Used Computers Is Right For Your Business

If you’re in the market for a new computer, buying used computers can be a great option.

Since computer prices have dropped considerably over the years, you may be inclined to spend money on a brand new machine.

The excitement is high, just like buying a new toy, but when you look at your budget, the reality of your financial situation sets in.

Before you sink hundreds of dollars into a brand new computer, take the time to consider buying a used computer. Read on to discover the top reasons why a used PC is a great option and how you can find the right product for you.

5 Reasons to Buy a Used Computer

When you’re in the market for a new computer, you have plenty of options available to you. Take a look at these reasons why you should consider buying a used computer.

1. Do You Really Need to Buy New?

When you’re buying a computer, you need to think about who the computer is for and how it will be used?

If all you do is surf the internet, email, and basic tasks, you don’t really need to buy a new computer.

You may be buying for one of your kids who needs a computer for their homework. In that case, you definitely don’t want to buy a new computer. Imagine spending $800 on a new machine that breaks in their backpack!

Why take that chance, when a used computer will do the job just fine.

In reality, unless you’re a very heavy computer user, like a graphic artist or gamer, you don’t need that much power on your machine.

2. Much Less Expensive

The most obvious reason why buying used computers is a great choice is the cost savings. You can get a lot of machine for a lot less money.

Saving money on buying used computers doesn’t mean that you’ll lose quality, or that you’ll be stuck running outdated software.

Most PCs that run slowly do so because they didn’t have enough memory to support software upgrades.

A used computer that’s a few years old with a fresh memory upgrade can save you hundreds of dollars in the long run.

3. Help the Environment

Technology has had a huge impact on the environment. There are unintended consequences for having all of that convenience.

There’s the environmental cost to produce new computers.

Computers and other forms of technology have become more than 5% of the solid waste that we dispose of. When you purchase a used computer, you’re doing your part to create a greener planet. That’s one less computer that needs to be produced, and one less computer taking up space in a landfill.

One computer may not seem like a big difference, but when you add one computer to all of the other people buying used computers, the potential for major change is real.

4. Remember, It’s All Marketing

If you have kids, you know that you shouldn’t take them to the store, unless you absolutely have to.

Otherwise, you’re going to hear “I want this," or “Can I pleeeaaaasssee get this? I need it!" They don’t really need it, but they saw the commercial on TV, it looked great and now they have to have it.

That it could be Elmo or it could be Pop-Tarts. The thing is, you’re not that far off from being a kid when you’re buying a computer.

You may have seen the latest Apple event or some other brand’s unveiling. You were drawn in by the features and slick presentation.

Next thing you know, you’re thinking “I have to have that!" That’s good marketing, that’s all it is.

Buying a used computer is your opportunity to break that hold that slick marketing can have on people. You don’t need to have the latest and greatest.

5. What Would You Do with the Money You Save?

Let’s say you saved up $900 to buy a new computer. That will give you a pretty powerful machine.

What if you buy a used computer that only cost a third of that or less? You’ll have $600 left over that you can invest somewhere else. 

What to Look For When Buying Used Computers

One of the most common questions from people buying used computers is whether or not buying used computers could pose a security issue?

If you buy a computer from some random person off of Craigslist, there is the possibility that they installed malware or some other type of phishing software to capture your personal information.

That doesn’t mean you should avoid buying a used computer. Not at all. You do need to buy a used computer from a reputable seller.

Reputable sellers who know how to find and delete malware will have already scrubbed the computer clean before selling. That’s why you want to buy from a seller that you can trust.

You also want to be sure that there is some kind of warranty in place for the computer. You don’t want to buy something, have it break down, and be stuck with it.

 Be sure to ask about the length of the warranty and understand exactly what’s covered. Some warranties don’t cover screen damage but will cover some other issues.

Buying Used Computers Makes Sense

Buying a new computer is an exciting time. You can finally be free of the old and broken computer that you’ve been working on.

When you’re in the market for a new PC, buying used computers makes perfect sense. You save money, help the environment, and you get out of the habit of having to have the latest and greatest technology.

You also get a machine that can flawlessly handle everyday tasks that you need.

What’s not to love?

If you’re in Northern Kentucky, we have plenty of affordable used computers for you to choose from. Take a look at our used computers today.

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OriMaster 261
OriMaster 261
18:27 08 Jan 20
Very nice and helpful people, love the store atmosphere, and fair prices.... Overall a very pleasant experience!read more
Tracy cook
Tracy cook
00:29 03 Jan 20
So far, it hasn't been that great. I took a laptop in almost 2 weeks ago and... haven't heard back from them. When I went in to drop it off, it was like they were getting ready to go out of business. The young guy who took my laptop said he would call me and hasn't yet. I know that we have had 2 weeks of holidays, but other businesses are open again. He made sure he got my $45 first though. I'm surprised by all of this, because I've gotten great service when the father was there. In this guy's response, he says that he can't get a hold of me. What he fails to mention is that he wrote my number down wrong and didn't check his caller ID from when I called last Monday or when I left a message the week before. I left a message last week and he never called me back then either. When he did finally found my number, he chewed me out for everything. He never confirmed anything about the computer, yet acts like he did. So my number is not out of service, but I will not be a customer of theirs more
23:48 22 Oct 19
I went with a problem on my tablet and that is not something they are very... comfortable with but for computers that are used you should check it outread more
Carol Lyle
Carol Lyle
16:43 13 May 19
Am new to the area having problems with tower computer at the time. Was... advised to seek a locally owned business doing computer repair. I did and chose Community Computer Services in Alexandria, Ky. 41001. Did diagnostics as I was thinking problem with hard drive. Wasn't which was great price wise. Was able to clear out all viruses and malware. Saved my pictures and other personal folders and reloaded to computer. Also installed free virus and malware programs. Runs fast!! Also they gave me a week to use to see if incurred any problems. I did not!!! While taking care of tower computer explained how slow my laptop was. So brought it in. Was going to do diagnostics see what problem was. He told me it would be like a new computer. Advised me to use chrome. He saved my files and reloaded them so where I didn't lose anything. Also downloaded the free virus protection and malware. The laptop is brand new to me. It is fantastic!!!! So fast it has to wait on me. I would recommend anyone having computer problems to see Community Computer Services immediately. Very reasonable, courteous and explained things to me where I could understand. Excellent more
Sara housypart
Sara housypart
18:44 03 Apr 19
We took our mac into their store. It was running terrible. They were able to... make it run like it was new. I was surprised on how affordable it was. We will be going there from now on for all of our computer more
Steven Noble
Steven Noble
21:07 01 Apr 19
They did a great job fixing our laptops. We will be using them from now on.
Ryan Moore
Ryan Moore
23:45 31 Mar 19
We have used Community Computer Services for many years now. They do a great... job! The pricing is great as well. If you need a laptop or desktop repaired in Northern Kentucky, then these are your more
Piles Chevrolet
Piles Chevrolet
15:36 20 Feb 19
This is a great place to have your computer or laptop repaired. They are fast,... honest and stand behind their work. I wouldn't go any place else. I recommend everyone to use this company. They give you pricing right up front. D. Hensleyread more
Joe Geiman
Joe Geiman
03:30 25 Aug 18
Always had a great experience dealing with these guys. My computer is running... faster than it ever has after being repaired there. Would recommend them to more
Penelope Kolb
Penelope Kolb
15:03 22 Aug 18
Community Computer Services provides a great services at affordable prices.... Over the past 5 years I have had to replace lap top hardware and treat viruses. Every time the knowledgeable team at Community Computer Services has provided fast diagnostics with a menu of solutions for me to choose from. I highly recommend keeping your technology out of a landfill and going strong with the support of Community Computer more
B Bailey
B Bailey
01:20 22 Aug 18
I have received great service from these guys on more than one occasion. The... prices are excellent as well. They have taken very good care of me over the years. Thanks!read more
Daryl Mullins
Daryl Mullins
04:08 28 Jul 18
My computer quit working just as my wife was in the middle of using it for... Vacation Bible School last night. She was panicking. I began to look online and saw Community Computers near where I live. I checked the reviews and it had a great rating. I called this morning and explained my situation. I was told to bring my laptop in and he would see what he could do. When I took it in I also shared with him another issue I had been experiencing, my wireless connection was not working . He said he would really try to find out the issue so we would have it for Bible School. About 2 1/2 hours later he called to give the good news that the problem was just a bad cord. When picking it up he also told me he gave it a good checking over and tried to repair my non wireless connection for over an hour. He then told me instead of trying to go into the laptop to change a chip which could be costly, he sent me to Staples for a solution of a $30.00 wireless adapter. I was very impressed with my experience Community Computers. I would encourage anyone who has computer issues to check them out. You will not be disappointed. Also, the price I paid was very more
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