The Best Ways to get Deals on Computers
One of the best ways to get a deal on a desktop or laptop computer is to purchase one on Black Friday. Black Friday is the busiest day of the year for both online and offline retailers, especially electronics retailers. Black Friday, the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, kicks off holiday shopping with one day of huge savings for consumers. Many stores offer huge electronics discounts, with some selling electronics at cost so that the store can advertise this rock-bottom price to get people in the door.
Other ways to get a deal on computers is to purchase refurbished laptops or refurbished computers. These can be purchased on any day of the year, in many electronics stores. Refurbishment is simply the distribution of products, especially electronics, which have been previously used or returned to the manufacturer or vendor for a variety of reasons. Refurbished computers and laptops are tested for functionality and defects before they are re-sold to the public. There is an obvious distinction between refurbished computers and used computers, and that is the testing involved before they are re-sold. In addition, refurbished computers may be new products (at least, new to the market), but were returned to the manufacturer for whatever reason. Refurbished computers and laptops are generally sold to the public at a discounted price, even if the items are in perfect condition. In addition, since most refurbished products come with a limited warranty, buying refurbished products may be one of the best ways to get a deal on a computer or laptop.
Another way to get computer deals is to shop online. Many online retailers have policies in place to ensure they sell their products at the lowest advertised price. In fact, some stores have a "Low Price Guarantee" where they will match or beat a competitor's price by a certain percentage. Some of the best online retailers to buy computers from with this guarantee include Best Buy and Futureshop. Futureshop's low-price guarantee policy states that they will beat the difference in competitor's price by 10%. Other ways to get a deal online is to use coupons to purchase computers. Websites such as www.RetailMeNot.com and www.savings.com offer coupon codes for some of the largest electronics retailers in the world. Coupons can either be downloaded or mailed directly to the consumer.