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Where to buy bargain laptop and desktop computers
You can buy bargain end of line or reconditioned laptops and desktop computers online from retailers including Apple, Jessops and Sony. Just see below for a list of some of the best places to buy reconditioned, clearance or ex-display laptops at knockdown prices.
If you're unsure which laptop or computer to buy or where to get a good deal, read our Which? reviews of laptops and desktop PCs here or compare selling prices of computers and laptops using Which? Compare.
Amazon secret deals
Amazon often offers 90% and better reductions on technology gadgets including laptops, and yet tracking down the best deals on Amazon's massive website can be tricky.
Money Saving Expert has uncovered a way of generating pages listing all the cheapest technology deals - all you need do is type in altered Amazon web addresses to bring up lists of the cheapest gadgets. Full instructions are available on the Money Saving Expert website.
Apple refurbished laptops
You can save over 25% on some Apple laptops and Mac desktops by buying cheap refurbished models through Apple's online refurbished product store. Apple Certified Refurbished Products have previously been returned by customers or have been used as demonstration units. They are tested, repaired and shipped with a one-year warranty. At the time of writing you could save 27% off the price of an Apple MacBook Air 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo if you buy a refurbished model from Apple, or 12% off the price of a Which? Best Buy Refurbished Apple MacBook 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo.
Argos Clearance Bargains
There's a range of cheap laptops and accessories available from Argos' Clearance Bargains eBay store, selling for up to around 30% off their previous Argos selling price. Argos Clearance Bargains also has three large clearance shops in Corby, Walsall and Stanley.
Dell Outlet is the place to go to find discounted refurbished Dell laptops and desktop Dell computers. The computers and laptops on sale have been returned to Dell for a variety of reasons including cancellations and specification changes. All products are tested, repackaged and come with standard limited warranty coverage and Dell service and support.
Currys refurbished computers
Currys offers refurbished computers and laptops through its website. Refurbished Currys' products are either end of line stock or those that have been returned by a customer. Currys says that all clearance bargains have been professionally checked, tested, data cleansed, repackaged with all basic accessories and have a full 12 month warranty - but no printed manuals are supplied.
PC World refurbished computers
PC World refurbished desktop computers and refurbished laptops are either end of line stock or those that have been returned by customers. PC World says that all refurbished laptops and computers are professionally checked, tested, data cleansed, repackaged with all basic accessories and have a full 12 month warranty - but no printed manuals are supplied.
Refunds and returns: consumer rights
If you have bought a faulty item, or an item that has developed a fault, you have the right under the Sale of Goods Act to ask for a repair, refund or replacement. Use this letter template if you are asking a retailer for a refund on a faulty item.
If you want to return something bought online, read our guide.