Bigpockets Intel Pentium Dual Core 1.8Ghz - 1Gb - 80Gb - Combo - XP Home, £170 delivered with 1 yr guarantee - HotUKDeals
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Bigpockets Intel Pentium Dual Core 1.8Ghz - 1Gb - 80Gb - Combo - XP Home, £170 delivered with 1 yr guarantee £180.00

£180.00 @ Big pockets
CPU / Processor Intel Pentium Dual Core 1.8Ghz Hard Drive Size 80 Gb Min RAM / Memory Size 1Gb DDR2 Optical Drive(s) DVD-ROM / CD-RW Network / Connectivity 10/100 NIC, Audio / Sound Built in 16bi…
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8y, 3m agoFound 8 years, 3 months ago
CPU / Processor Intel Pentium Dual Core 1.8Ghz
Hard Drive Size 80 Gb Min
RAM / Memory Size 1Gb DDR2
Optical Drive(s) DVD-ROM / CD-RW
Network / Connectivity 10/100 NIC,
Audio / Sound Built in 16bit
Additional 4 x USB2.0, 6 channel sound
Condition As new
Warranty 12 Months Return to base
Operating System Win XP Home License, OS is pre-installed but no Restore Discs are supplied

Cheap no-frill dual core computer.
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8y, 3m agoFound 8 years, 3 months ago
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#1
Worth pointing out this is a refurb :)
#2
That is ridiculously expensive! Go to the Dell site and you can get much cheaper and a monitor thrown in to boot!
#3
intranix;3471375
Worth pointing out this is a refurb :)


TeddyT;3471418
That is ridiculously expensive! Go to the Dell site and you can get much cheaper and a monitor thrown in to boot!


They come back again and again, and no matter how much it is pointed out, secondhand & broken returns which have been patched up and have a poor spec to start with means they are NOT bargains, and NOT good value! :-(

I find the "As new" category particularly amusing!

"as new" Items will be in as new condition, but may have been returned to the Original Manufacturer as a failed or incorrect delivery. These items would then be fully tested and reboxed if needed by the Manufacturer and sold "As New" with the Original Manufacturers full warranty or covered by Bigpockets warranty which will be stated in the product description.

So with 44 showing in stock, how on earth are all these "failed or incorrect delivery" machines around in the first place? I have this vivid image of all those poor souls sitting at home for months, waiting for their PC to arrive, when really they are here, up for sale again! I would have thought employing a more careful driver with a accurate A to Z would be the answer, rather than selling them off here! :whistling:
#4
@ TeddyT, as usual, if you can provide us with a link, it would be great. Don't forget to add VAT and delivery to the price.
@ nihcaj. This is a dual core PC with 1GB RAM and a 80GB HDD. It runs with Windows XP Home. Just as a reminder... This is the spec (http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=1130&page=2) that was standard when Windows XP first came out....

All in all, refurbished are great deals as long as they are covered with a one year warranty...
#5
siliconbits;3471730

All in all, refurbished are great deals as long as they are covered with a one year warranty...


No, refurbs are potentially great deals if they are CHEAP. I tend to consider cheap as something like 40% of the current new price. With something that is old spec kit, then that is even harder to equate with the "value" in it like this. The more complex the item, the more likely to have problems - if it was a simple item like a knife that was blunt & just needed to be sharpened, there would not be much to go wrong, but it if is a box of complex bits which need to work together, like a PC, then that's a recipe for bother!

Even when it seems a good buy, it might not be - just like the Humax PVR I was bought as a gift - it was refurb, and is just not quite right, with very minor but niggling intermittent faults, probably because that's what was wrong with it and why it was sent back in the first place, and only the major obvious fault was fixed, so I have a buggy intermittent pile of annoying junk, which is very difficult to get sorted, so I am having to put up with it to avoid causing ill feeling over the gift; and is an even bigger daily reminder to me that rufurbs are just NOT new. I equate it as the perfect gift for someone you don't like, and it will possibly be the last refurb at any price that passes through the doorway of my home, gift or not, cheap or not. That said the experience means I now am more extreme in my opinion than I used to be, and before that I was happy enough with a CHEAP refurb, in the right situation.

Warranties are a pain whoever they are from, just like insurance policies, the whole idea is for the company to spend as little as possible in sorting things out, even if they are backed into a corner and have to admit it is bust - so they are inevitably a last resort, and when it comes to sending stuff backward & forwards, by carriers, then the amount of time you are likely to have to do without the gear is insult to the injury of having to pay for the privilege!

To be fair this is not the most extreme example of poor value that has been posted on here, but the principle stands, and is not any sort of bargain in my view, not least from the way this sort of thing is described by the sellers which takes a bit of believing!

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