In some people's minds, refurbs are faulty products hastily pushed on to the next consumer rejects! But in many cases refurbished electronics are a great steal—"good as new" computers, TVs, stereos, mobile devices, etc. The key to buying refurbished electronics without having problems is knowing where to look and doing a bit of shopping detective work. Let's sort it all out. What Does "Refurbished" Mean?
Refurbished computers generally cost about percent less than the retail price of a new machine; however, before you go computer shopping , you should know what to look for in refurbished electronics. What Is a Refurbished Computer? If you see a computer marked as refurnished, that generally means: It was returned by a customer and cannot be resold as new. It came from a canceled order.