We do away with conventional A/B/C grading types to give you the clearest picture of what to expect from your new laptop.
Arguably the biggest concern when buying a refurbished or like new laptop is what to expect when you open the box. Our large competitors normally rely on a vague grading system to avoid having to, you know, inspect their items before selling. So, while it says it’s an A2 or A1, what does that mean?
We also give an overall grading expectation: Brand New, Like New, Fantastic, Great & Refurbished.
Within each listing we then grade four key areas: Inside Case, Screen, Lid and Underside.
Our overall grading expectation means this:
Brand New – These are unopened, sealed products.
Like New – Often just unwanted returns or simply new items that have been opened and checked. These are our highest grade of non-new laptops which may carry minimal marks to the unit including a very minor scratch to the outer casing.
Fantastic – Our fantastic condition laptops are often machines that don’t quite meet the Like New criteria. They may have one or two more minor marks or scratches that are purely aesthetic. Often, they are still the most recent models.
Great – Great condition is just that. These laptops will often have some very light keyboard or trackpad wear (very light shiny keys for instance) with a few longer, more noticeable scratches to the unit.
Refurbished – Laptops that show more moderate signs of usage, such as shiny trackpads, scratches across the lids or maybe a minor dent or crack to the casing. These are normally photographed.
One thing they all are though: Fully Working & Fully Tested.
We then go one step further. Each laptop gets individually graded, meaning a real set of eyes looks it over to not only deem what above criteria it falls into, but why. It’s here where our grading system surpasses our competition.
By separating our conditioning into four key areas you can make the best, most informative decision on a new purchase, with photos provided where deemed necessary.
And our customers love it, with our in-depth grading being regularly mentioned on our Trustpilot reviews (View Here).