CHEAP COMPUTERS FOR FRUGAL WEB SURFERS
There are cheap computers
and very expensive computers. The average computer user will not know the difference.
Lots of people only surf the Internet, edit and store digital pictures, scan
a document or two or do typing of some sort. (like me typing this page) The
powerful and expensive computers have their place, but for most personal and
business uses, the cheap computer is all that is needed.
Well, maybe you could tell the difference between the cheaper and the more expensive
computer, but on a day to day basis, you probably would not see a difference.
This changes if you are into games or graphics, both of which often require more
computing power. Check out these prices for cheap computers
What is a cheap computer? It can be a brand new computer purchased at your
local mega computer or office store. It can be a used computer purchased out
of the classified adds. The best deals are usually found on the Internet. You
can save money regardless of where you buy your next computer. You can even
find used computers on Ebay.
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It is always nice to buy something brand new. It is also nice to buy something
used and let someone else eat the depreciation. Nothing depreciates faster than
computers. The day you buy a new computer, it is obsolete, or so it seems. You
get home, open the box and set up your new system only to get online and find
a newer, faster model with more "stuff" in it.
Why not take advantage of this rapid depreciation and buy a used computer to
begin with. No, not an old clunker that barely moves and has a tiny hard drive.
Find one that is half as fast as the latest computers in the store and buy it.
Most people will not notice that much difference in the speed of a super fast
or a half fast computer. You can do everything you do on a new computer on a
used computer. Maybe even more because the seller has upgraded the computer
and you will not have that added expense. Saving on computers is easy when you
One important tip when buying a used computer: Be sure you get the original operating system installation
disk(s) with a used computer. You may have to reinstall the Windows or Apple
operating system and you NEED those disks. If they say they do not have or can
not find the operating system, pass on the deal. Ask for any other software
disks that go with the computer. Ask if they have another other pieces that
go with the computer. They may have forgotten the webcam or might include their
old scanner in the deal.
Cheap Computers. Stores are now selling VERY POWERFUL computers for
under $500. Is that amazing or what? My first computer, an old C/PM system cost
me over $3000. The $500 computer includes everything you need to get up and
running. PLUS, the deal often includes a color printer. Sometimes the discount
price is NOT what you pay in the store. You may have to send in for a rebate
from one or more manufacturers. Often a new computer ad will read, "$100 instant rebate", "$100 mail in rebate" and "$50 rebate on the printer". This means you
have to pay $650 when you buy the computer, but you will get $150 back in rebates
in the mail. You already got the $100 instant rebate at the register. Watch
the ads in your newspaper for some great deals.
One option is to buy a very basic computer. You usually get only the computer,
no monitor, keyboard or mouse. Or, sometime just the computer, keyboard and
mouse as a "bare bones" package. The computer is designed for you
to upgrade with the items you already have in your old computer, or that you
buy at discount prices somewhere. It is more or less a build it yourself project.
Another answer to finding cheap computers is to shop on Ebay. Ebay prices are
often very low, but you do have to be careful on shipping charges. Be sure you
know the exact amount shipping will be before you bid on anything on Ebay. Some
people try to make their money in shipping fees. Shipping is expensive if you
ship all the way across the country. The best way to shop for large items on
Ebay is to look at the area the seller is in. A $30 shipment from California
may only be $10 from the state next door.
I am slowly retiring, but I have delt with cheap computers for a long time.
My cheap computer site on the Internet is
Mac-N-Stuff Computer Sales
where I sold
used Apple computers. I can guarantee if you shop around, a frugal person can
get some excellent deals on used computer equipment. Cheap computers are really
a glut on the market.
Check out this deal of the day:
Balance 14.1" Notebook w/ Built-In CD Burner & Wireless Networking