England – 30/03/2012 – More people are buying refurbished laptops to help them to balance their books
Until fairly recently sales of refurbished laptops were pretty flat. In the last couple of years, they have begun to soar. There are several reasons for this. The primary reason is that people are on tighter budgets than they once were. So, when it is time to replace their laptop they look at all of the options, including buying a second hand laptop.
It is an especially attractive option when you have several kids who all need a laptop. By buying, one that has been refurbished you save yourself a considerable amount of money. In addition, should your child lose or break the laptop it is far easier to replace it with another refurbished one.
You get a fully functioning laptop for a fraction of the price you would have to pay for a new one. Moreover, if you buy for the right company you also get a proper warranty. Meaning that should anything go wrong with a laptop, they will pay to get it repaired. The fact that so many companies have improved their service is made buying a refurbished laptop viable option, which more people are willing to consider.
Buying refurbished laptops is not the same as buying second hand ones
However, it is important to realise that buying a refurbished laptop is not the same as buying a second-hand one. Some people still go out and buy second-hand laptops from the web or from newspaper adverts. Only to find that when they arrive they have some sort of fault, which the person who sold it to them is not interested in fixing. A refurbished laptop, on the other hand, has been checked for faults and fully repaired. If you buy from a well-established retailer, you will also have a full warranty.
Portable Universe has been selling refurbished laptops for over 10 years now. They have found that demand has risen steeply in the past two years. Because they offer a full 12-month warranty with every laptop they sell they get customers coming back to them to buy laptops for their kids and as gifts for their family.
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