Tips On Buying a Refurbished Apple iMac
If you are looking for a new computer then you will have come across Apple’s iMac. The technology is cutting-edge and the machine itself is long-lasting and reliable. However, this amazing tech comes with a hefty price tag. But if you don’t want to shell out lots of money then there is another solution. Have you considered an Apple iMac that is refurbished? There are different versions of the Apple iMac refurbished in the UK so shop around.
What is a refurbished iMac?
When a computer, laptop or, the phone is refurbished it means that it was either returned to a store due to a fault or traded-in. The store will then fix the fault and replace any parts. Once the work is complete the item will be like new. It is pre-owned but it has been restored to run like a brand-new one. It is important to buy from a reputable store when searching for an Apple iMac that is refurbished.
Refurbished models are not the same as pre-owned or used. Used versions have not been fixed to run like new. This is just someone's used computer. If it says used in the title or description, it is not refurbished.
How to make sure you’re getting a good refurbishment deal
Even at a refurbished price, an iMac is expensive so you need to make sure that you are getting a good deal, actually buying a refurbishment and, that the computer is in good condition. Here are some tips on how to protect yourself and to make sure you’re getting what you paid for.
- Buy from a reputable store – As with any Apple product, there are scams around when trying to buy. Make sure you buy from a store and avoid buying directly from people as most of these people just update and do not a refurb. If buying from places like eBay then make sure the company has lots of good reviews and don’t always go for the cheapest option as this can be a scam. If shopping online and there are no pictures then avoid it as you need to see what you are buying.
- Examine and test – We understand that this is not always possible especially online but if you can you should examine and test the product first before you buy. Try out the machine, check the serial numbers match on the software and hardware, check for dents in the machine, and make sure all ports, cameras, and speakers are working.
- Get a warranty and check returns – This step should be taken regardless if you buy online or in-store. But it can offer some protection when just buying online without testing the product. Always choose a company that offers a warranty and you should also check their returns. Good companies provide free returns and a money-back guarantee. This way if you are not happy with the product then it can be returned.
Overall, buying a refurbished iMac can save you some cash if done correctly. At Apple Bite 2nd Bite, we offer different versions of the Apple iMac refurbished in the UK. We offer affordable prices so take a look.