Refurb computer - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-01-2006, 10:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 14
Default Refurb computer

I am thinking of buying a refubished computer
good or bad
and if you have bought one "does it work?"
__________________

marlord0 is offline  
Old 06-01-2006, 10:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,130
Default

no. dont buy a refurbished computer. there is a reason wh its refurbished.
__________________

john3 is offline  
Old 06-01-2006, 11:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 7,915
Send a message via Yahoo to talldude123
Default

Refurbished means "fixed up with new parts" by the manufacturer. Usually a defective computer, simply with new parts in it. That's why they cost so little.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refurbished
talldude123 is offline  
Old 06-02-2006, 02:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 155
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by talldude123
Refurbished means "fixed up with new parts" by the manufacturer.
don't be so sure it's new parts.

refurbished are a good deal, but don't look for performance computers in that area, they're usually a risk. wat really matters is the reviews on the model of the comp, so do your research online before, because refurbs don't usually come w/ any guarantee or warranty.

think twice before buying one, but it's worth your time and effort once you get a nice one.

best of luck
umybiatch2k6 is offline  
Old 06-03-2006, 05:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 14
Default

so buying a refurb gaming computer (med) would be a bad idea?
marlord0 is offline  
Old 06-03-2006, 06:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,829
Default

Dude just build your own cause that is the cheapest pc you can get!!!

And you will have a better chance of that working than that refurbished pc!!!
Norcent is offline  
Old 06-03-2006, 09:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 48
Default

refurb computers are great
__________________
Looking for computers to buy?
Visit:
<a href=http://www.abstracttech.com>http://www.abstracttech.com</a>
hereyago is offline  
Old 06-03-2006, 10:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 7,915
Send a message via Yahoo to talldude123
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by hereyago
refurb computers are great
Great for old ladies checking Ebay, that's about it. Even somebody wanting to simply play with pictures won't like it.
talldude123 is offline  
Old 06-04-2006, 01:18 AM   #9 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Jorsoft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Oakdale, MN
Posts: 4,581
Default

Refurbished computers, in my mind, are good for getting that cheap second or third pc. I got my mom a P3 800mhz refurb so she could do email and type for her classes, etc. and it's been great. For quality purposes I wouldn't recommend one for your main pc if you're doing gaming, editing, anything higher end.
__________________
Jorsoft is offline  
Old 06-04-2006, 03:34 AM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 48
Default

i've used refurb computers for c++ programming and it works great.

never had any problems with it.
__________________

__________________
Looking for computers to buy?
Visit:
<a href=http://www.abstracttech.com>http://www.abstracttech.com</a>
hereyago is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.