• 5 things you should know when buying a used PC laptop or desktop

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    Buying a computer, even a used one, is a big decision that requires keeping a few things in mind.
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    If you're looking to buy a used or refurbished PC, there are some important things to look out for.
    Avoid buying a computer that's more than three years old, and watch out for components that are out of date or obsolete.
    If you're getting a used laptop, make sure the battery holds a charge and works properly.
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  • 5 things you should know when buying a refurbished or used iPhone

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    Buying used electronics, like iPhones, can save you a lot of money.
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    If you're looking to buy a used or refurbished iPhone, you should take a few things into consideration first.
    Most modern iPhones work with any carrier, but if you're buying an older used iPhone, check to make sure it's compatible with your cellular company.
    You should ensure a used iPhone isn't stolen or Activation Locked by checking the IMEI or inserting a SIM card.
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