View Poll Results: Would you buy a second-hand PC?

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  • Nope, too risky.

    4 12.90%
  • Yes, I'll take the risk for a deal.

    13 41.94%
  • Yes, if it has been refurbished.

    2 6.45%
  • I prefer to build/refurbish my own.

    12 38.71%
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    Default Would you buy a second-hand PC?

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    Default Re: Would you buy a second-hand PC?

    First vote! woo hoo!
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    Default Re: Would you buy a second-hand PC?

    All the time...You can get come serious bargains off TM if you are careful.
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    Default Re: Would you buy a second-hand PC?

    I've personally bought a laptop off of TM before, it ran for about a year before dying but I couldn't really expect longevity given the price.

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    Default Re: Would you buy a second-hand PC?

    If its nearly dead, I'll rather build my own. Since, I dont do Trademe, or Ebay or any auction places.

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    Default Re: Would you buy a second-hand PC?

    Plenty of steals to be had on TM for the right price, if you are a technician!
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    Default Re: Would you buy a second-hand PC?

    Depends what it is.
    A PC, I rather get new but the cheapest and slowest parts and build it myself.

    If it's a laptop but not a Netbook I might b/c they cost so much more than a few hundred dollars.

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    Default Re: Would you buy a second-hand PC?

    I have quite a few machines from Tm, have not had a single dud, all are running very nice.
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    Default Re: Would you buy a second-hand PC?

    Nothing to loose if you format or put a new HDD in (software/security wise) and if the hardware is solid I don't see why not.

    TM is quite good for for mid end upgrade packs. I do a lot of installs for mates of mine who have $1k and want to up their gaming specs, stuff like mobo + 6gb RAM and an i5 for $995.

    If I was building I'd do myself. nothing beats knowing exactly what went into your PC and the quality of the build, you also get lots reciepts and boxes/packaging <sarcasm> YAY!! </sarcasm>

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    Default Re: Would you buy a second-hand PC?

    Yep nothing to lose often have enough bits around to upgrade/repair if they don't work depending on the fault

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