Used and Refurbished Computers from HJR SOFTWARE
HJR SOFTWARE has been providing used and refurbished computers since about 2003. Visit our used computers section to evaluate some of the items that we have available currently. If you do not see something that you might be interested in, contact us and let us know what you are looking for. We might have it. If we don't have it used or refurbished, we can probably get it for you New in 3 to 5 days. At the time of posting this message, we are attempting to get rid of all our current used computer inventory and we are no longer accepting any more used printers, CRT monitors or scanners. Additionally, we are working to become and authorized Microsoft refurbisher and will let you know when and if we are granted this status.
Reasons to buy Used computers vs. New Computers
Used computers can be great items to buy, but they are not for everyone. Some people prefer to get New equipment because they get very close to the latest technology released as well as being able to buy good warranty coverage on their new items. However, there are also times when buying a used computer might be advantageous to you:
Reasons to buy used computers
Economics - On a budget, save money, less than new
Experience - Good for beginners and novice users
Environmental - Helps cut down on electronic waste
All of the above reasons are great for buying used computers. Whether you are a new youngster or a much older person, if you are just starting to use computers, buying a used one or a refurbished one is a good idea. You would easily be able to evalutate the item, tell whether or not you really wish to continue using one, and you're able to do so at a fraction of the cost involved in buying a new one. Additionally, your concerns or fears about doing something to the computer that might hurt it are likely to be more relaxed and you're apt to be more adventurous and open to really exploring all the neat things your computer has to offer.
It is true that you most likely will be buying older technology when you invest in a used computer. Some of them may or may not come with a short warranty while others may be sold "As Is". You may also get different specifications on used equipment than was originally on the same equipment. None of these things though should be negatives against purchasing a used computer. In fact, some of these are good selling points. Different people treat their belongings differently just like you might treat something you own differently from something else you own. You will find varying levels of quality regarding used computers mostly depending on the way the previous users treated and maintained their equipment, combined with the person's efforts or a refurbisher's ability to ready the product for resale.
From time to time users wish to know what the difference is between something that is New, Used or Refurbished. Surely we all know what is meant by New. It means the item was recently made, never utilitized by a previous user (except sometimes acceptable pre-sales testing). Used covers most all other ready-to-use states of the product meaning that the item was previously utilized by someone else. Used could also mean that the product is in the same state as it was the last time the previous user utilized it. Typically if you are buying from an individual especially on places like Craigslist.org and eBay.com, then the item may be left in the state of its last use with no efforts whatsoever to prepare it for reasonable use by a new owner. The new owner might have to perform any and all necessary tasks to render the product useful to them. Refurbished typically means that efforts have been taken by the refurbisher to prepare the product to be used again in a state better than originally left by the previous user. Is some cases, is could mean that any problems with the computer have been addressed and most likely fixed. Some manufacturers these days offer their own products up as being refurbished. Refurbished computers are becoming a booming business for many reasons. Typically, it is a profitable endeavor for those providing refurbished items as the profit margins on new items have dwindled considerably over the years in order for most retailers to be competitve. Overall, some of the best deals and values can be obtained by buying refurbished items over buying simply used or new items. HJR SOFTWARE offers both used and refurbished items with the majority of our items being refurbished. We have two types of refurbished items. In some cases, we act as the refurbisher and in these cases we offer a 90-day warranty and have a reputation for having some of the cleanest used items in our area. We invest a lot of time and effort and where economically possible, we may have upgraded the item in the process, especially computers, with upgrades such as more memory, more hard disc space, more recent operating system, better processor, etc. In practically all cases, we make repairs and remove previous users personal information, as well as make sure there is no malware on a system. The other type of refurbished item we provide is one that has been supplier refurbished. In such cases, our distributer, the manufacturer, or some other 3rd party business has refurbished the item for us. Again, you can see how popular this is becoming by looking at prices for practically any computer items at any large online retailer and you'll see refurbished items among the listings -- even Wal-Mart sells refurbished computers online.
We have listed this information in our News sections instead of openning a blog page that users subscribe to in order to read this and other information we may post from time to time. We have done this because blogs should be updated 2 or 3 times a week and we are unlikely to have the time to tend to customers and write blogs that often. Visit the used section of our website at any time and you'll find items that we have available. Buying used helps recycle items without them ending up in a landfill before their useful life is over. In the past, we have held on to lots of used items probably much longer than we should have. Annually, however, we donate some to the Goodwill and this year will be donating some to Habitat for Humanity as well. We also recycle some meterials recovered from unfixable or overly outdated units. We anticipate lessening the amount of outdated items in the near future and may no longer offer to discard or take some outdated items in as trade-ins or consignments. We seldom buy old equipment strictly because users wish to sell or get rid of it. One of the best suggestions we have for people with new or used computers, is to have one of our maintenance plans in place for support and assistance with upgrades or computer repairs. Let us know how we can assist you better regarding New, Used and Refurbished computers.
Posted 12/08/2013. Updated 12/08/2013
HJR SOFTWARE Receives Computer Service & Repair Award
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HJR SOFTWARE Receives 2009 Best of Belmont Award
U.S. Commerce Associationís Award Plaque Honors the Achievement
WASHINGTON D.C., June 8, 2009 -- HJR SOFTWARE has been selected for the 2009 Best of
Belmont Award in the Computer Service & Repair category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).
The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe
have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business
through service to their customers and community. [Read the rest...]
Posted 06/08/2009. Updated 08/05/2009
JUST-DRAINS - Massachusetts #1 Small-Town Plumber GOES Internet
Larry Edwards takes over the Boston drain-cleaning market with the help of HJR SOFTWARE. Check-out Just-Drains as an example of how even a small town plumber can become the number one most sought after plumber on the Internet in Massachusetts.
Just-Drains provides high-quality plumbing, drain cleaning & line maintenance services for homes and businesses all over the state of Massachusetts. No plumbing, drain, or hood cleaning job is too big or too small for our plumbers.
Posted 11/16/2008. Updated 11/16/2008
HJR SOFTWARE now provides Website Hosting
We now provide affordable shared Windows and Linux webhosting services. If you need a hosting provider let HJR SOFTWARE be your hosting company of choice. Our hosting plans are fully loaded with lots of extras and add-ons. Support services are available on an as needed basis or as an additional service plan, depending on your needs. We can even build your website for you or update it for you on a regular basis. We have other services available that include making sure your website appears as close to the top of search engines as possible (without having to pay-per-click or pay-for-placement) called Search Engine Optimization and these services can be put to use whether you host with us or someone else. We also have Website Templates for sale in a variety of different ways. Most of the templates can be downloaded immediately, modified, and installed to our servers or another hosting company's servers. If you're unsure of what you want or need, we have Websites on a CD. A collection of website templates that you purchase, install into your computer, fill-out a form, and a professional design team creates the website for you. If you're interested in any of these services, give us a call at 704-825-7440. We'll help you choose the best services for you.
Posted 02/01/2003. Updated 02/05/2010