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Pros & Cons of Buying a Used PC in India

Looking to save on your next PC purchase? Today we’re talking about used gaming PCs in India – We’ll go through both Pros, and Cons to see if it’s really worth it.

Pro #1: Saving Costs.

Obviously buying a pre-owned PC immediately drops the cost of your purchase by 30-50%. So in a market where 80% of all the Electronics are purchased in the second hand market. It’s clear that saving costs is our number 1 priority.

But – is there really any other benefit? And is that really cost saved? Because we are not really measuring costs that are associated after buying your PC – That is actually a Con, which leads to the Cons of buying a second hand PCs because there isn’t really any other Pro…

Con #1: Warranties

Warranty & Service becomes the biggest issue, many manufacturers (like Zotac) have a non-transferrable warranty policy, which means even if your parts are under warranty period. Manufacturers can reject your claim… and that’s a big L.

Con #2: GREY Market

A lot of Electronics that get sold through unverified sellers are from the “Grey” Market. These can be prototypes, testing models & second-copies that aren’t original and they don’t have a verified Serial Number.

So if you go for any support while having “grey market” parts – they will simply get rejected by the manufacturer – even for a paid service.

Con #3: Performance

All the previous cons eventually lead to this. Your pre-owned PC might work when you got it. But there’s no guarantee for how long.

Whether that’s sub-par performance, lagging or hanging issues – the only option for you is to go for a charged service by the manufacturer or a local service centre… Not an ideal option for something you need for your work.

Con #4: Shady Sellers & Scams.

While India is the biggest Second Hand Market, it is also home to the biggest scams (Looking at you, Jamtara) – Grey Market, Refurbished & Damaged components are just a handful of issues under a plethora of tricks that shady sellers use to scrape out every last penny out of your pocket.

And don’t take our word for it – Take Reddit’s

Con #5: GST

Now, this may make us sound Biassed. But we proudly are.

Not a single rupee goes to the Government on your purchase – which Ideally should. For a lot of people this might not make a difference. But it is for those lot of people whose streets will go uncleaned for weeks… think about it. #deshbhaktbano #GSTpaykaro

Con #6: Data Security

Now, if you’re getting your PC for your work – this can be the worst thing, because you don’t know how the previous owner has used their PC, if there is malware or your PC’s IP is exposed – there’s a good chance of a data breach.

Although, You can avoid this by formatting the system completely and performing a clean OS installation. However, that would require you to get a new Windows Activation Key.

How about getting your next Custom PC from theMVP?

If you’re looking for a Custom PC, then getting it from theMVP can be a great choice.

We offer upto 24 months EMI along with support for popular financing options like Bajaj Finserv – along with 3 years of Doorstep warranty. Which means if there’s an issue with your PC, we’ll step-in to take care of it, so you don’t have to step out.

Is theMVP Legit?

I mean, with 3 stores across the country (Gurgaon, Bangalore & Hyderabad) and the country’s largest Custom PC store – We’re the only multi-located Hardware Company in India. This is as Legit as it gets. 🙂

So theMVP Custom PCs are

a) Legit of all Legits.

b) easy on the wallet – with EMI options.

c) Tension-Free Purchase – with new, tested & guaranteed parts.

Visit themvp.in – and let’s get building!

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