PCs4Schools.com Saves Schools Money With 'Refurb' PCs

Schools looking to purchase new computers can save money by buying pre-owned machines through the PCs4Schools.com service. During the past year and a half, more than 10,000 schools nationwide have purchased refurbished Dell OptiPlex computers from PCs4Schools.com, a project of Hargadon Computer Inc.

"Already the best PC hardware ever designed, our lease-returned Dell OptiPlex PCs go through our exclusive 21-point 'refurb' process, where they are tested, thoroughly cleaned and re-packaged," says Sean Dion, director of PCs4Schools.com. "These PCs have considerably more power than most standard software requires, so schools will appreciate these reliable machines for many years to come. We're so confident in our refurb process, we'll allow any school to try any of the computers from our site on a risk-free, 30-day trial."

Each Dell OptiPlex PC comes standard with Windows 98, 128 MB RAM, a CD-ROM, floppy drive and network card; the computers can also be upgraded inexpensively. These PCs have all the processing power students need and cost 30% less than the least expensive model purchased new. The site carries large quantities of similar Dell OptiPlex PCs, so at any given point they have enough stock to easily outfit a computer lab, office or entire school district with identical computers.

Dion says that teachers shouldn't compare buying a used computer to buying a used car. It's more like getting a pre-owned luxury sedan that comes with a warranty and a terrific price, he says.

For more information, visit www.PCs4Schools.com or call (877) 778-5668.

This article originally appeared in the 04/01/2003 issue of THE Journal.