[kwlug-disc] Refurb laptops & monitors - Eco-Tech Recycling?

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Wed Apr 23 12:23:47 EDT 2014

 > While I can't speak to buying refurb computers

 > As you can well imagine, buying refurb is definitely "caveat emptor".

You can't speak to it, yet you are. Huh?

Never had a problem with refurb or used stuff. But then, I have decades 
of experience, as do most who are on this list. There's a LOT of history 
and experience in the people here, which is why I ask here.

On 14-04-23 11:52 AM, CrankyOldBugger wrote:
> While I can't speak to buying refurb computers, I've never had issues with
> Lenovo laptops.  I'll take the trackpoint over a trackpad any day (can't
> stand trackpads, actually).  In my experience, Lenovos can take a good
> kicking and keep on working.
> As you can well imagine, buying refurb is definitely "caveat emptor".
> On 23 April 2014 11:43, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
>> I see a number of refurb laptops, computers, and monitors, at
>> http://www.eco-techrecycling.com/refurbs.php (Found via kijiji search.)
>> Anyone with any comments on the offerings?
>> Seems to me:
>> - anything with a trackpoint is a Lenovo business class laptop. More
>> robust?
>> - Core 2 Duo preferred over others?
>> - More speed, the better.
>> - More memory, the better.
>> At one time refurb prices were so close to new that it wasn't worth the
>> loss of warranty. Doesn't seem so at the moment - this level of hardware
>> doesn't seem available at, say, Canada Computers. There you either go up a
>> couple hundred for the next class of hardware (new, but Celeron), or down
>> to a smaller screen.
>> Comments, experiences?

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