Refurbished laptops are a great way to save money on a computer, and there are plenty of options on the market. However, with so many choices, it's hard to know how to get a true deal. Here are a few important things to look out for.
First, "refurbished" doesn't necessarily mean the product is used. Many times the item is classified as refurbished because it was ordered and never picked up, or considered outdated when new stock comes in. In these cases, the product is still new and the boxes may not have been opened.
However, if the item description lists the words "scratch and dent," you're better off passing on it. The term is often used to describe a product that has cosmetic imperfections but is still functional. Although these items are usually offered at a low price, they're never a good deal. Look carefully in the description, as the term may be hidden at the bottom.
After you've purchased your laptop, check it thoroughly for any issues. The sooner you know it works, the better. Finally, never purchase a refurbished product without a good return policy. Amazon gives you 30 days to return any item, which Target offers 90 days for defective merchandise.
So, if you're in the market for a new laptop, maximize your savings with a refurbished one. Using these tips, you'll be guaranteed to grab a great deal.