We are often asked, why do you call it a used desktop? The short answer is when someone owed it previously. Used desktops are a great bargain for anyone looking to upgrade at minimal cost.
We acquire our stock of used desktops from 3 primary sources. The primary source are systems that were brought in for repair and the customer declined to repair. Either the repair was too costly, the system was too old, or they just want a new desktop instead. We often recycle the old desktops to sell parts.
We also gain stock from piecing together non working desktops. If we have 3 non-working desktops, we can usually turn those into 1 nice working unit. Sometimes we have to stick more RAM in or update the operating system to make it retail ready.
We also buy good, high quality, reconditioned units from our vendors. These used desktop are usually off-lease models that are 3-4 years old. Off-lease models are the byproduct of a corporate replacement schedule. Big companies like to replace their fleet of desktops on a set schedule. They lease hundreds of computers for a few years, and then trade up for newer models. The “off-lease” units are returned to the leasing company, who in turn sell them to companies like us.
Big companies often spend big bucks to get faster, newer hardware. Off-lease desktops are usually towards the high end of what was available at the time of the lease. This means you get a desktop computer that cost $1000.00 4 years ago today for $400.00. In many cases, these machines are bigger, faster, and better than a new model you can buy for just a few dollars more.
The only real downside to used desktops are the warranty. With a new desktop you usually get a 1 year warranty, with a used desktop you get a 90 day warranty (from us). If a desktop is too old, or too shabby where we don’t feel confident in the 90 day warranty, we do not sell it.
A used desktop should not be junk, and if it will not last 90 days, then it is junk. Don’t let anyone convince you to buy junk. Save your money and buy something quality. Buying junk over and over again just costs you more in the long run.
Our used desktops move rather fast. They are priced great ($175-275) and they usually don’t last long once listed on our website. You can always see the available used desktop inventory sorted by store location here. We try to keep a good mix of desktops at each of our locations to give customers more choice with less driving.
If you see a desktop at one store you like, we can have it shipped to the other store free of charge. If you are in a hurry and need a computer today, you can also go to the other location and pick the system up. We will always hold it for you for 60 minutes.
If you are in the market for a high quality, used desktop, you have come to the right place. We refuse to sell junk, and all our systems come with a great warranty. Check out our online inventory and see if there is one that will suit your needs.
Used computers make great gifts for kids and grandparents!