Refurbished Projectors

Purchasing refurbished products instead of completely new is an excellent way to save money. It does however, take some time to learn how to correctly evaluate refurbished products. If you are planning to purchase a refurbished projector for instance, you need to know how to determine whether this will be a good product. There are things that you should keep in mind when purchasing refurbished projectors to ensure that you actually are saving money and not wasting your time.

The first thing that you need to consider when purchasing a refurbished projector is the type of projector that you will need. Keep in mind that there are several different types of projectors and each type works in a variety of ways. Whether you are purchasing a projector for your home theater or for a larger audience, it is important that you choose the best one based on the application as opposed to the location. While SVGA projectors are typically less expensive than XVGA models, the former are most suited for smaller projections. Even though an XVGA projector may cost you a bit more, they do produce a much sharper image quality and are excellent for larger projections. You also need to consider the brightness of the projection. Projectors with a higher number of lumens are typically more expensive. You need to understand that a lower number of lumens may be perfectly fine for certain applications so before you automatically spend the extra money to purchase a projector with more lumens, consider the environment where the projector will be used. Consider also where your data for the projector will come from. You need to determine whether your data will be sent to your projector from a laptop, film, portable hard drive or another device.

Keep in mind that refurbished does not mean that it will not work perfectly. Most people consider refurbished products to be less than perfect. This is not always the case. It is important to understand what elements make for a refurbished product. Refurbished projectors may be those that have been returned to the retailer because the box was damaged. They may also have some cosmetic damage. If a customer purchased a projector and then returned it to the store, it may also be considered a refurbished product. Many manufacturers and retailers list overstocked items and demonstration projectors as being refurbished. Before you purchase a refurbished product, be certain that you learn just why it was listed as refurbished.

There are a few questions that you should ask a seller when you are considering purchasing a refurbished projector. Find out if the product comes with a warranty. Those that are sold “as is” may have problems that you do not want to deal with. Be certain that you choose a projector that offers a warranty. Find out also if the retailer has a licensed right to sell new products from the manufacturer of the refurbished projector. If the retailer has a good relationship with the manufacturer, then you can count on a positive experience should you ever need the warranty.

You should always ask if the retailer offers a return or exchange policy. This is important with any product, new or refurbished. Find out exactly how long you have to return the item if you notice a problem and whether you will receive a refund of your money or an exchange for a similar item. Finally, ask about extended warranty options. Find out if there is an extended warranty for the projector. This will give you longer coverage in the event that you find a problem after you have used the projector for some time. Take your time and use your common sense when purchasing a refurbished projector or any other refurbished product for that matter. You simply need to take the time to look over the product and learn a bit about why it is considered refurbished before you lay your money down.

This Refurbished Projectors Review is Written/Updated on Oct 26th, 2011 and filed under Computer Hardware. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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