Guide to Argos refurbished laptops

Buying a new laptop can be a trying experience, especially if you're not familiar with all the technical terms and specifications. Often sales assistants will take advantage of your lack of knowledge and try to convince you to buy one of their most expensive models in order to try to net themselves a nice commission payment. We don't want that to happen to you so we've compiled this guide of what to look for if you decide to check out one of the Argos refurbished laptops available online.

When buying new online, it is important to ensure that you know exactly what you're getting, but this is even more important when it comes to buying refurbished computers or laptops. While the term 'refurbished' generally just means that a component has been replaced, or the machine was returned by a customer and tuned up to make it fit for resale, it always pays to find out exactly what the original problem was where possible.

If you were to buy in store, this would be a simple matter of just asking a sales assistant if they could find out for you, but when you're buying online you'll need to be a little more careful. If you prefer to conduct your business over the phone, be sure to get a confirmation email sent to you outlining not only the original problem, but how it was repaired and what the warranty for the laptop includes. This way you'll have it in writing on record should a problem ever arise.

If the problem was something minor like a hard drive failure, ensure that the hard drive has been completely replaced with a brand new one, rather than just repaired and placed back into the computer. It can be trickier for things like hardware failures, because in a lot of cases these are due to incorrect or loose wiring, and not necessarily due to a damaged component. Again, we cannot stress that it is very important to find out all the details you can about the previous problems.

Once you are happy that everything is as it should be, you're set to enjoy huge savings over regular retail laptops! To see what the latest offers of refurbished laptops from Argos are, check out their website at www.argos.co.uk.

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