Breaking Down Refurbished Computer FAQs

Breaking Down Refurbished Computer FAQs

In the computer business, especially with refurbished computers, there are so many questions regarding the quality, where the computers come from, how well they work, what warranty is given, and so much more. Today, we breakdown these common queries surrounding refurbished laptops and computers.

At 2nd-Byte, we get these questions all the time:

Where Do We Get Our Refurbished Laptops & Computers From?

P&L Capital is the parent company of and is a third-party computer leasing company. P&L provides a 2 or 3 year “rotation” lease where the client uses the equipment and then returns the equipment to P&L Capital. This is brand new equipment when the client starts the lease. 2nd-Byte is the sales and marketing arm of said returned equipment.

What Exactly Is A Refurbished Computer?

In the IT and electronics world, a refurbished computer or laptop means that this device has been  renewed or updated. Sometimes a computer or laptop is refurbished because of cosmetic damages such as a cracked screen or a scratch. The fixes can be that simple. Just because it says “refurbished” does not mean it cannot be used! This is exactly what you can expect from refurbished computer and laptops at 2nd-Byte.  

Services Provided to All Refurbished Laptops & Computers

2nd-Byte will inspect the computers and then do the following:

Do You Provide a Warranty?

At 2nd-Byte, we believe your experience should be positive and as stress-free as possible. Computers should not cause us stress, and we understand that sometimes items break. This is why our company provides  a 30-day, no questions asked, money back or replacement guarantee. Furthermore, our warranty can be extended for 12 months for the nominal fee of an additional $30. This covers needed parts and a labor guarantee.

Where Can You Ship?

If you live in the United States and the UPS delivery person can get to you, we can ship it!

What Type Of Name Brand Equipment Do You Sell?

HP is recognized as the leader in business class computing and technology. This is why at 2nd-Byte we sell mostly HP and sometimes Dell products.  HP standardizes its parts and is hands-down the most reliable system in the market, with Dell a close second. We do carry some Dell laptops on occasion.

What If You Do Not Have What I Need?

We understand that not everyone wants a HP or Dell product; however, we choose these products for a reason. As a company, we know these products provide the best services to our customers. There are a lot of what we call “Sanford and Son"-type refurbishers in the marketplace; these companies make quick fixes and sell fast. At 2nd-Byte, we have to be very careful as our reputation is on the line.

At 2nd-Byte we provide the best high-end, low-cost, name brand technology to all of our customers. Our computers and laptops have gone through extensive care to insure the best quality. Sure, you can go to eBay or Craigslist and buy a refurbished computer, but what are you really getting from this? You could be purchasing a computer that will last for maybe two weeks, and then you are back to square one. Save yourself the hassle and get a computer from 2nd-Byte! Contact us today.

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