Buy a refurbished PC to equip yourself at lower cost
For laptops or office machines, the choice of refurbished can be a particularly economical solution in these times of health crisis.
No one could have predicted this, but containment lasts and may require you to get a computer or upgrade your own, whether it’s a laptop or a desktop machine. If you don’t want to invest too much, one solution is to buy refurbished equipment, which is sold for much less than new.In addition, you have a short lead time, which often allows for fast delivery, sometimes faster than ordering new equipment, because traditional manufacturers may currently run out of stock due to the explosion in demand, which causes delays.
However, you must be careful when buying a refurbished PC and respect some basic rules:
In the big chains but not only
The first avenue for buying refurbished PCs is to search the major online stores, for example :
In the case of third party sellers, it is important to check that they are well located in France to avoid delivery problems from foreign countries.
Some manufacturers offer reconditioned machines directly on their sites, for example Asus and Apple, and Apple offers modest price differences with new machines, but you benefit from the manufacturer’s guarantee and know-how.
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Finally, there are sites specializing in the sale of reconditioned equipment, including computers. The best known is Back Market, which is presented as a “supermarket for reconditioned equipment”. The choice is very wide, but this market place does not provide reconditioning itself and works through partners.It is therefore preferable to take a good look at the offers and to choose a French merchant to benefit from a fast delivery. The reBuy site offers a few refurbished MacBook. Finally, the Ordi Solidaire, reconditioner.fr and Laptop Service sites offer offers that are far from being uninteresting.