Has a manufacturing defect and is returned to the company; the unit is repaired, tested and returned as a refurbished or recertified product.
Someone purchased and returned it within the specified return time frame. The retailer may return the product to the manufacturer for re-inspection. It is re-packaged for sale as a recertified or refurbished product.
While shipping, the packaging is damaged and although the product is in perfect condition, it is returned to the manufacturer for re-inspection and re-packaging.
The PC has minor external damage such as a dent or a scratch. If re-packaged by the manufacturer, it can be sold as recertified or refurbished.
Is returned by the consumer because it was not the type that they wanted but they had opened the box.
Was a demonstration PC being returned to the manufacturers for re-checking and minor repairs and returned to retailers as refurbished or recertified.
A very good reason to consider purchasing a cheap refurbished or recertified computer would be the cost.
You can easily get one of these used systems with the same specifications as a new computer for much less money.
If you only need your computer for surfing the Internet, sending and receiving e-mail, word processing and spreadsheets then you can get a cheap used computer that has been refurbished or recertified (excluding a monitor) for under $400.00.
Another good reason for purchasing one of these used computers could be that you already bought an expensive computer and your family needs for a second computer is now urgent and you do not want to spend a lot of money on another computer. Why not buy a cheap refurbished or a recertified computer?
Which one should you buy?........
A Refurbished or Recertified Computer?
Since these systems are generally the same, it does not matter which one you buy.