Buying Used and Refurbished Computers Instead of Brand New

Buying Used and Refurbished Computers Instead of Brand New

Everyone needs technology these days whether it is a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Computer companies release a new model every year telling everyone why you need the latest technology to do everyday task, while stacking up the profit on the side.

By choosing to buy a refurbished computer, you can free yourself of this and still be able to buy a leading brand device from companies such as Apple, Dell, HP and Lenovo at a fraction of the cost.

Most second-hand computers which are only a few years old which still have plenty of speed to carry out your everyday computing tasks such as email, online shopping, spreadsheets and browsing.

In Australia, companies generally turn over their fleet of computers every 3-4 years giving you access to high-end business class machines with plenty of power and life left in them.

Here is a summary of why purchasing refurbished computers is a good choice for your next PC:

Save a lot of money
A typical business class laptop that originally cost $1500 new, you can pick up for around $300 when it is 3yrs old. You will probably get 2-4 years (in some cases more) use out of it and even then, you could sell it on eBay for $100 when you need to get another one. This means your cost of ownership over 3 years could be as low as $70 a year, not bad bang for your buck.

Use your savings for other things
Why keep handing over money to the large corporates? Use the money you saved to put towards the other necessities of life or even donate it to a worthwhile cause.

A computers life cycle is more than just a few years
With hard drives and cloud storage becoming cheaper and cheaper, it does not matter as much these days if the hard drive is smaller than in the new computers. Put large files on an external drive or the cloud to stop congesting your PC making it more efficient.

Buying refurbished computers means going green
Computer equipment and consumer electronic goods in general are a massive source of environmental waste. The amount of fossil fuels it takes to make your PC, iPad or laptop are enormous, causing depletion of the earths raw materials.
Recycled used computers, Recycled refurbished laptop

By buying a used computer, you reduce the number of new ones that must be made and extend the time the computer will eventually go to waste. So, you can feel pleased you have done something to contribute to our environment.





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