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7 Reasons Buying Refurbished Laptops Is the Same or Better than Buying New

Almost 8 out of every 10 adults own a laptop or desktop commuter. That widespread use, even in the face of growing mobile device popularity, is why companies like Dell, Lenovo, HP and more continue manufacturing and innovating computers for consumers.

For many looking to get a new computer, particularly a laptop, their primary concern is price.

While laptops come in a wide variety of price brackets, people buying them typically want a laptop with excellent battery life. They also want one that can handle the same applications their desktop can.

How then can one get a quality laptop at a good price?

The answer is going refurbished.

Buying refurbished laptops come with many advantages over buying both new and used. To help educate you on the unique nature of buying refurbished laptops, our team has written out 7 advantages you’ll get with your refurbished purchase!

1. Savings

There’s no greater advantage to going with a refurbished laptop than the money you’ll save. Refurbished computers typically come back to manufacturers from consumers who bought the computers new and experienced some sort of malfunction.

These computers are then diagnosed and restored back to their original working condition and then, since they can’t be marketed as “new" anymore, are sold at a deep discount as refurbished.

Therefore, you can buy a computer that is almost brand new (minus some slight battery depreciation and possible cosmetic quirks) for significantly cheaper than a new computer would cost you.

You can then use your savings to buy yourself the latest computer accessories, software, or a number of other upgrades!

2. Expandability

One of the coolest parts about laptops is the fact that, if you’re tech-savvy, you can crack one open and expand its functionality by installing new hardware.

So, if you’re looking for a cheap functioning computer base that you can install expanded RAM a new HDD and more into, buying that base refurbished can be a great idea.

With a refurbished laptop, you can be sure that all of your laptop’s core components will be functions correctly. Given that you paid so little for those core components, you can then invest your savings in new parts to build yourself a powerful discount laptop!

3. Warranty

When people think of refurbishment, they often think used. When they think used, they think that their product is not guaranteed.

While not having a warranty or guarantee with a used product is common, the same is not true with refurbished products. When buying refurbished laptops, you can be sure that you’ll get anywhere from a 90 day to 1-year guarantee.

That’s similar to what you’d get with a brand new computer!

Many times, shady retailers will market their used products as refurbished to instill false confidence in consumers. If you ask if the refurbished product comes with a warranty and the retailer says no, you’ll want to steer clear of the product as it’s likely just used.

4. Certification

Not all degrees of refurbishing are equal. Technically, any laptop that has a health check and gets its issues patched could technically qualify.

Therefore, to make sure you’re getting the best type of refurbished quality, always keep an eye out for certified refurbished laptops. With certified refurbished laptops, you know that your laptop got seen by or had its work approved by the computer’s manufacturer.

This adds an extra layer of assurances that you’re getting a working laptop at a tremendous value!

5. Fully Updated

New computers could sit on shelves for months or even years before they make their way into your home. That means, when you open the box, there are a ton of updates and potential compatibility issues you may need to deal with.

With a refurbished laptop, the device’s manufacturer has inspected the laptop recently. That means, the OS and other core software are 100% updated and ready to go out of the box!

6. Less Bloat

When you buy a new laptop, you’ll notice that there are a lot of games and applications that you didn’t download and aren’t necessary pre-installed on your computer. This software is known as “bloatware" and it can slow your computer down and eat its hard drive space.

When buying refurbished laptops, in many cases, manufacturers strip all unnecessary applications from the device to optimize its performance. What that means for you are fewer struggles with annoying applications you don’t care about and a more streamlined experience.

7. Environmentally Friendly

The reality of our world is that landfills are overflowing with electronic devices. Factories are producing new things by the millions while consumers toss out their perfectly good old things.

To help reduce the impact this consumer cycle has on the planet, buy refurbished. Purchasing refurbished laptops means giving an electronic device a second life. It means keeping it out of a landfill for a few more years and that one less new computer needed to get made.

So, do your bit for the planet and save some money at the same time. Consider going refurbished.

Wrapping Up the Benefits of Buying Refurbished Laptops

Buying refurbished laptops present a variety of advantages to consumers. Some of them are in lockstep with what you’d get with new computers. Others exceed their new computer counterparts.

In summary, with a refurbished laptop, you’ll get a streamlined computer straight out of the box. It will cost you less money and come in at a lower cost to the environment.

With advantages like that, you’d be crazy to not at least consider refurbished next time you’re in the market for a laptop!

If you’re interested in getting the most out of your current laptop as opposed to tossing it and buying a new one, our team at Community Computer Services can help.

We provide computer repair services at excellent prices in the hopes that we can help you save money and help the environment. If your computer is beyond fixing, we also have a wide variety of pre-owned laptops we can connect you with.

If you have computer needs, contact us today to find out how we can help you!

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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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