But why would bargains exist in the first place? If you read a few books on markets, you’ll find out that markets are generally thought to be very efficient. The price of a good is generally, but not always, equal to the value it has to offer. Occasionally, markets offer such profitable, bargain opportunities, that a rational buyer cannot resist to. But not all of us are as rational as we may think. We might automatically associate new laptops to higher quality and efficiency than older ones. In reality you can often get laptops for cheap, and they can be as good as new ones.
There are different kinds of cheap laptops in the market. You can get laptops for cheap when they are at the end of the product life cycle and people prefer to acquire laptops from the next technological level. But old laptops are only slightly inferior to new ones, and they are very good value for money. You have to be aware of the key functionalities of laptops which are often not working properly in used laptops. But if you pay attention to these functionalities it is unlikely that you will be sold a lemon. Another good bargain opportunity is to buy a refurbished laptop. Refurbished laptops are those which are returned for whatever reasons to the manufacturer and, due to legal reasons, cannot be resold as new ones, even if they were not faulty in the first place. As a buyer you will not be able to evaluate why the laptop was returned to the manufacturer. But you can evaluate other functionalities and make an educated guess about buying or not buying the product.
Internet is one happy hunting ground for bargains. Besides providing an option to locate sellers and resellers, internet can also help you do your homework before you make a purchase. A good bargain purchase is a little bit of market folly and a larger bit of buyer savvy.