Used and refurbished Alienware laptops are certainly both less expensive options than buying new. However, one of the most obvious downsides to these options is the fact that you can’t customize your laptop exactly the way you would like it. Also, you almost always get shorter warranty period than when you buy new.
Thus, if these things are very important to you I recommend you visit our main Alienware Laptops page for information on how to save on buying a new Alienware Laptop. If not then read on and learn how you can save hundreds of dollars on used and refurbished Alienware laptops.
First off I suppose I should explain the different between a used Alienware laptop and a refurbished Alienware laptop. A used laptop simply refers to the fact that someone else has used the computer before you. This is by far the cheapest and also the riskiest option because you often only get limited guarantees that your laptop will work correctly.
Refurbished laptops, on the other hand, simply refer to process done by either a store or manufacturer whereby they fix minor cosmetic and/or technical problems with a laptop. Then they are re-certified that they work properly and usually come with some form of additional warranty. In either case the cheapest place to find used and refurbished Alienware laptops are online auction websites like eBay.
However, before buying from any auction website I have a few tips that can ensure that you don’t get ripped off. First, always check the seller’s reputation rating and if they have a bad score don’t buy from them. Personally, I don’t recommend that you buy from anyone who has less than a 99% positive feedback rating.
Second, check to see how many transactions a seller has performed before. Chances are the more the better, since you can more certain that you are not buying from some fly-by-night operation. Finally, read people’s actual feedback comments since these can also be insightful. By following these three simple steps you can seriously reduce your risks of having a problem when buying any used and refurbished Alienware laptops.
Finally, just double check that you are getting everything you need when you buy. One of the most common things that seller’s don’t include with their Alienware laptops is an operating system. And of course this will add to your cost if you have to buy your own copy. This goes for everything else as well including cables, accessories, warranties etc.
Just be sure to know EXACTLY what you are bidding on before you buy a cheap laptop.
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