Computer Auctions

Written by Sarah Provost
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An auction might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you start thinking about buying a computer. There are, however, many secure and reputable sites that auction new and used computers. While that brand-new laptop advertised for $10 may be too good to be true, you can indeed realize significant savings by investigating online auction sites.

Find New and Used Computers on E-Bay

E-Bay, of course, is the premier site for general online auctions. At any given time, e-Bay has literally thousands of computers, both desktop and notebook, for both Apple and PC users. They also have software, monitors, printers and accessories for sale. While most of the items offered are used, there are also many new items to be had at a discount. Be sure to take shipping costs into account, and to check the seller's reliability rating.

Refurbished Dell computers can be bid on at There are usually between 100 and 150 computers available. Again, both desktops and laptops are offered, though laptops seem to be in the majority. Warranties vary, so be sure to check what is offered for the specific item you are considering. You can expect to receive your item within 7 to 9 business days after your winning bid.

There are many other sites that auction new, used and refurbished computers. You can find a listing at Online auctions are a good bet for bargains because they combine the savings opportunities of a regular auction with the additional savings enjoyed by online merchandisers, who have a much lower overhead than brick-and-mortar stores.

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