Why purchase from a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher?

Microsoft Refurbishers follow strict requirements established by Microsoft to ensure you receive a high quality, professional refurbished device installed with genuine Microsoft Windows.

Decommissioning devices with data security in mind cannot be overlooked when disposing of technology. Properly guarding the data stored or accessed from technology devices is paramount. Security breaches can plague consumers and businesses and result in untold economic and personal impact.

Production and disposal of electronics has such a huge environmental impact. Microsoft, along with other technology leaders and worldwide organizations, recognizes the problem of end-of-life management for technology devices and the complexities and challenges for consumers when dealing with it.

Questions & Answers:
Why do some refurbished PCs have two Certificates of Authenticity?
Is recovery media supplied with a refurbished PC from a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher?
How can I tell I am buying a refurbished PC from a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher?
What is the difference between a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher and a Registered Refurbisher?
Useful Tips for Buying a Refurbished PC

In these economic times, a pre-owned PC that has been refurbished can be a great, cost-effective solution. There are many people selling PCs, so make sure you are an informed shopper. Here are some tips for you:

Tip #1: Ask if a genuine Windows operating system is installed, and ask for proof.
✔ If you buy from a MAR, a properly licensed refurbished PC will come with a specifically designed Certificate of Authenticity (COA) for Refurbished PCs. A refurbished PC COA has the Authorized Refurbisher name, a unique product key, product name and the statement: "For Use on Refurbished PCs only".

Tip #2: Ask the seller how the PC was refurbished.
✔ Refurbishers in the Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher (MAR) program must operate using approved standards and practices that protect the users data & remain environmentally compliant.

Tip #3: Find out if you get any support, warranty or other services.
✔ All Microsoft Authorized Refurbished PCs that are available from Newegg.com all come with a 1-year warranty.