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Recycled laptops for sale in the UK FAQs

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What are recycled laptops?

There are two main types of recycled laptops. There are pre-owned laptops, which have been bought by a previous consumer from a retail outlet; and there are refurbished laptops. During laptop production and testing, some laptops fail to meet quality standards. These faulty laptops are bought by exerts and then repaired before being sold on.

What are the advantages of buying recycled laptops?

There are three main advantages to buying recycled laptops. The first and most obvious is that they are cheaper than brand new models. The second is that refurbished laptops can be modified to your specifications (for example, you could request that extra memory or a better graphics card is added). And the third is that it is more environmentally friendly. By reusing a laptop that would otherwise have gone to landfill, you'll be taking the green option.

How much should I expect to pay for a recycled laptop in the UK?

Expect to get a discount off retail price of between 15% and 50%. The price of the laptop will depend on the model, age, condition and how much work has been done to it.

Are recycled laptops reliable?

As with most goods, the older the laptop is, the more prone it will be to problems. Many vendors will offer a warranty on their work, and sometimes on the laptop itself.

Where can I buy recycled laptops in the UK?

For pre-owned laptops, try the usual channels (newspaper ads, eBay, Gumtree...). For refurbished laptops, try PC World, Laptops Direct and Laptop Shop.

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