Back-to-school bargains: think refurbished

For a lot of parents, back to school shopping means more than clothing. Your child may need a laptop, cell phone, or some other piece of technology. Here’s a money-saving tip for those who don’t want to pay full price. Think refurbished. You can save 20 to 30 percent on these just-like-new products.

Don’t let the “refurbished” label turn you off to these deals.

“The refurbished products we offer come with the manufacturer’s warranties, just like a new product would,” said Rob Caskey with Secondipity, a site that specializes in refurbished technology. “They’re reconditioned to factory specifications. So, you’re really you’re getting a product that is like new, but you’re paying a lot less for it.”

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