Our computer resale philosophy and promises:
At The Computer Cellar, we never sell anything that we wouldn’t recommend to our own friends and family. Getting a used computer could be risky if you’re buying from someone who doesn’t know how to properly clean and repair them or prepare them for sale.
We obtain our computers from off-lease business sources, electronics recyclers, and others who can demonstrate a clear chain of custody and history, so you don’t have to worry about buying something stolen or sketchy. We also primarily resell business-class computers that are meant to be durable and dependable, rather than the plasticky junk they sell for cheap in the major chain stores.
All of our refurbished computers are carefully inspected by real technicians with years of experience. We physically clean them inside and out, wipe previous users’ data (or replace the disk with a new one), and install a fresh copy of the most recent possible version of the operating system*, along with a handful of free software that we recommend and use ourselves, including a completely free office suite (LibreOffice) and media player (VLC). All of our refurbished computers use SSDs for great performance and reliability.
If there are any known flaws or possible issues with the device, we will disclose them up front, to make sure you’re aware of any risks that may be involved with a particular model or part.
You never have to worry whether your software is genuine or not. Unlike a lot of Facebook Marketplace sellers, we don’t load up computers with pirated software, only free, open-source applications; and we always make sure that your copy of Windows is properly licensed and activated.
All computers are sold with a 30-day guarantee. If anything turns out to be defective within that time, it will be replaced at no charge or you will be refunded when you return the computer. If something fails outside of the warranty, we will generally discount our labor as much as we can for any repairs needed within a reasonable span of time (this is at management discretion.) Accidental/user damage is not warrantied.
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*Current-generation operating systems are Windows 10 22H2, Windows 11 23H2, and MacOS 14 Sonoma.