How to shop for a used laptop

Whether you’re shopping for your first laptop or your current laptop is on its last legs, buying a used laptop instead of a new one has numerous benefits. It saves you money, it saves the laptop itself from becoming e-waste, and you get more features per dollar. Buying a used laptop isn’t as streamlined as waltzing into a Best Buy and grabbing one off the shelf—but it’s not as hard as you might think.

What are my options for buying used?

If you’re looking for a used laptop, you can choose pre-owned, open-box, or refurbished items. While pre-owned items may