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Buying cheap PCs, laptops and computer equipment

Cheap computers for OAPs

Using the internet is a great way of saving money and finding bargains. However the computer itself can be bought cheaply and should soon help to start saving seniors cash!

If you are on a tight budget but need a new PC or laptop there are several ways of getting a bargain:

As a rough guide a here are the prices of a basic or starter setup:

PC system unit

 

£250-£450

Screen

 

£60-£120

Keyboard and mouse

 

£10

inkjet printer

 

£30 + ink refills (perhaps £15 every 500 pages)

laser printer

 

£50 + toner (perhaps £30 every 3000 pages)

laptop 

 

£300-£400

tablet computer

 

£50-200 for a 7" screen
£200-£400 for a 10" or bigger screen

netbook (small laptop)

 

£200-£300

maintenance costs for IT Support

 

Companies can charge up to £40 per hour, so shop around. Many have a "no fix - no fee" policy and check there is no callout charge