|Written by jswana|
Just like cell phones, computers have become a much needed electronic article.¬† While many of us can afford to get brand spanking new ones, it doesn't hurt to start out with a resold or refurbished one.¬† Or replace a damaged on with a refurbished computer.
The refurbished computers can come from an overstock, can be outdated and can be of various other sources other than simply broken down jobs on their way to the trash.¬† Many refurbished computer businesses offer warranties and the good part is that the people who run these business will demonstrate a system's usefulness and give you a chance to decide.
If there is a broken computer, the people¬† who are expert in repair can have them up and running.¬† If you are¬† that person that can repair or refurbish computers and have the means to buy and sell used/refurbished computers.¬† Here are a few tips.......
1. Finding computers is not that hard but it takes time.¬†¬† You can start with friends who have systems they no longer use.¬† They may give them to you just to be rid of them or if they want to make a profit, discuss prices.¬† Scan the newspapers for businesses such as banks, hospitals, state facilities, large corporations of any kind, schools, etc., and find out who is in charge of computer surpluses and how they go about disposing of them.¬† Get your word, your name and interest out there.
DECIDING HOW TO SELL:
2. If you decide to sell from your home, make sure that the city ordinances allow you to sell from your home.¬† Many areas outside the city limits allow home-based businesses.¬† The key is to be legitimate and¬† licensed, rather than running a business 'undercover' so to speak.
FINES AND YOUR CITY HALL:
3.You will be fined if you are found to run a business from home if it is prohibited or if¬† it is permissable and you operate without a license.¬† If you decide to run the business in a business district, City Hall will tell you exactly how to find a good spot to rent.¬† Insurance, of course is also involved.¬† Make sure all the ducks are in a row before you start this venture.¬† You don't want to have your place burglarized with no recourse.
Your City Hall or Town Hall is there to issue you forms to fill out to give your company a name, the type of company, the type of Business, i.e. Sole Proprietor, Limited Partnership, Corporation, etc. Once you have established this information, you will be given a license number but must pay the fee for a license which varies from one state to the next.
If it is home-based, you just may want a delivery of some sort such as a truck or van with the Company's logo on it.¬† If you are computer savvy yourself, you may be the buyer, the refurbisher and have someone as the Delivery person. Seek legal advice on issuing warranties to your buyers. Have Home Insurance intact.¬† There are a number of free lawyers online.