The next best thing to buying a brand new Apple computer is buying a second-hand one. Reason being: the cost.
Of course, it’s not a simple task picking a computer as there are several aspects to take into consideration. Apart from doing this, there are a couple of other things to keep in mind when buying a used Apple computer.
So, here are three tips that is a must to remember when buying a used Apple computer:
#1: Examine the working condition of the used computer
First and foremost, examine whether the computer has been subjected to excessive wear and tear as well as the current operating system on the computer. Also, check if the hardware can support an upgrade to the latest operating system in terms of processing speed and memory. Make sure that the used computer comes with an installation disk and has been used by maximum one owner.
#2: Ask the owner why they are selling the computer
Sometimes the owner might be selling his used Apple computer because of frequent technical issues, and in this case, you might want to avoid purchasing the computer in question. Of course, he or she might also want to upgrade to a newer model, and if that’s so – then there’s should be no problem in purchasing it.
#3: Keep your ‘options’ open
Not only can you get refurbished computers at the Apple Store for a reduced price but you can also find consumers and other online retailers who might offer you a competitive price for a used Apple computer. When it comes to online sellers, ensure that you confirm their return policy if the computer bought is damaged or isn’t what was described in the ad.