Vision Investment Recovery and The Computer Outlet US Map & Phone & Address
Two separate businesses both focusing on unused, factory-refurbished computers at prices far below list book Roomâ€ where Mine found a Lexmark 486 (DX2, active-color screen) reduced from a list price of $2,599 to $1,899. And an IBM â€œThinkPad 350â€ for just $899.
Everything carries a ten-day money-back guarantee, on top of the warranties. Store hours vary by location; Westwood is open Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 8 P.M. and Saturdays from 10-5 only.
â€¢ 28 Batterymarch SL, Boston; (617) 330-1666
â€¢ 1776 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge; (617) 491-3454
â€¢ 600 Worcester Rd. (Rte. 9), Natick; (508) 650-9800
This chain, with stores in New England and California, offers fine prices on a range of notebooks, laptops, and accessories. In addition, the Cambridge store has a separate area selling factory-refurbished laptops at bargain rates. Any defects have been taken care of by the manufacturers, and now the computers can be resold at discount only.
Mineâ€™s recent visit yielded a Sharp laptop with an active-color screen for just $1,199; also an AST â€œPower Execâ€ for $1,049. Both represented savings of around $500 compared with retail prices.
Consignments may add the occasional NEC or Macintosh models as well. Used machines carry a 30-day store warranty, but extended warranties are available. Open weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 6 pm. Saturdays from 10 to 6, Sundays 12-5.