When you see a product labeled as "refurbished," you may assume it's used or in poor condition. It doesn't take much shopping around to find refurbs with prices ranging from great to unreal — any smart shopper would assume there's a catch. Consider just a few price tags: iPad Pro (10.5"): $649 new, $549 refurbished from Apple (15% off) Samsung Galaxy S7: $570 new, $400 refurbished from Samsung (30% off) Dell Latitude 5480: $989 new, $520 refurbished from Dell (47% off) Refurbished deals can look like they're too good to be true, but that's not always the case. At the same time, buying refurbs does require caution. Here's what you need to know about refurbs to get a deal instead of a dud. 'Refurbished' Can Mean Different Things Shopping for refurbished products can be tough because different retailers may mean different things when they call a product "refurbished." While the term always refers to an item that's been inspected and repaired, the amount of work done can vary … [Read more...] about Smarter shopping: What does refurbished mean?
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Neil Swidey April 03, 2018 Get the best of the magazine’s award-winning stories and features right in your e-mail inbox every Sunday. Sign up here. IN 1993, I WENT ON my first tropical vacation. OK, it was Bermuda, so it was subtropical, but that did nothing to dampen my excitement. During the flight, my anticipation grew as I looked over the brochure from the travel agent showing the inn where my girlfriend and I would be staying as part of our prepaid package. The coral-colored, white-roofed Palm Reef Hotel featured balconied waterfront rooms and provided British-style afternoon tea service.When we checked in, I tried to mask my disappointment at how much the Palm Reef appeared to have aged since its glam photo shoot for that brochure. So what if the lobby furniture was shabby and some of the walls were crumbling? I reminded myself that we would be spending most of … [Read more...] about The right way to complain when a business does you wrong
Robert Mueller's indictment of Russia's Internet Research Agency—also known as the "troll factory"—feels like years ago at this point. It's only been a week! And we took a deep dive into what it really says about Russia's propaganda efforts during the 2016 presidential campaign and beyond. Trump campaign advisor Rick Gates has also copped a plea deal with Mueller's team—which could have big implications for the investigation going forward. We also got a rare look inside the toolkit of an up and coming North Korean hacking group, called APT37, which has recently started to branch out beyond targeting just its neighbors to the south. Meanwhile, cryptojacking struck once more, this time glomming onto Tesla's public cloud to mine cryptocurrency. The silver lining? While sensitive data was apparently exposed, the hackers don't appear to have pilfered any of it. For whatever the inverse of a silver lining is, we look to US Customs and Border Protection, which has required … [Read more...] about Apple Repair Center Barrages Sacramento’s 911 Operators
posted on 29 Jan 2013, 17:45 24 1. papss (unregistered) Good for WP8... It's a great product posted on 30 Jan 2013, 00:12 0 41. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011) this survey was in the Microsoft complex :) posted on 29 Jan 2013, 17:48 6 2. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 493; Member since: 24 Oct 2011) I have serious doubts about this survey as a whole. Do a Google search for "Prosper Insights and Analytics" (the company credited for the survey) and you're hard-pressed to find a web site or any business information - just links to copies of this survey story. Does this company actually exist? posted on 29 Jan 2013, 19:01 10 17. SleepingOz (unregistered) Who cares? Only future will tell, just wait and watch.. posted on 29 Jan 2013, 18:12 12 4. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011) Android dominates for sure but really glad to see win 8 coming alive. I love it more and more. Can't wait for their fall line up. Also the … [Read more...] about Comments for : Survery says: 19% of U.S. consumers are thinking about buying a Windows Phone in the next three months
Ever drop and shatter the screen on your smartphone? Your precious? Your portal of connectivity to all things social? Ever wear out a camera module from addiction to taking pictures of every meal you make, and every cat you encounter?Back in the days when I was a retail rep for one of the major wireless carriers, it was always a priority to offer mobile insurance with every new or upgraded phone. You know the drill, an extra $7-10 per-month would provide the peace of mind should the unthinkable happen to that mini-computer you just bought. Yes, there was incentive to sell the feature, but by-and-large, the service works with little undue drama should the unthinkable happen, and coverage was immediate.More than a few times, a customer would reject the offer, and not get across the parking lot before dropping their brand-new flagship on the pavement, effectively destroying the display or causing some other unseen damage. With tears in their eyes, some would beg for an accommodation, an … [Read more...] about Mobile phone insurance versus repairs – how do costs add up?