refurbished laptop

  exetergirl 13:37 23 Jul 07

hello, this is just a quick question-

Is it worth buying a refurbished laptop from somewhere such as PC world, which comes with the full 12 month warranty as if new. They say they have all been tested etc etc, but I'm just not sure, although some of them are a lot cheaper. Also, have doubts about somehwere like PC world or Currys (which seem to have the same stock). Any thoughts?

Many thanks

  wee eddie 14:18 23 Jul 07

PCW & and Currys may not be at the cutting edge but when their shifting old stock they're hard to beat.

I would expect that the risk of problems on a "Refurb" is probably lower than on New. They've been returned and had the problem sorted.

Use some of the money you've saved to get an External Hard Drive and Acronis and then use it from the moment you set out.

  Stuartli 14:50 23 Jul 07

This is a good company to deal with for new and refurbished computer items, including laptops:

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  Stuartli 15:16 23 Jul 07

Without knowing what you wish to spend, nor how good Hewlett Packard laptops are, this just announced offer from Dabs might be of interest (includes additional battery):

click here

  rdave13 21:05 23 Jul 07

Just bought a HP compaq Presario C500 reconditioned from Curries online. Cost £295 delivered and runs well. It's got Vista home premium and is a great little machine to browse etc. Bought it just to see what all the fuss was about Vista...;)

  Stuartli 00:04 24 Jul 07

You could have purchased Vista on its own much more cheaply...:-)

  rdave13 16:22 24 Jul 07

Indeed I could have but also wanted to have a play on a laptop. Unfortunately the offsprings are using the other two PC's more often now so it really was a matter of must..:{

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