How Rent-A-Center Makes Used Laptops and Desktops Like New
Computers are important tools for daily life. Did you know that at Rent-A-Center you have the option to purchase or rent previously rented laptops, desktop computers, and tablets? An alternative to new devices, used goods are offered at a lower price than new ones, and their like-new condition means they can be a great deal for you.
Of course, we ensure that all computers returned to the sales floor are in good working order. Beyond that, Rent-A-Center erases all files and restores factory settings, so that subsequent users don’t have access to a previous user’s personal information. Here’s how we do that.
When any electronic item with a hard drive (whether desktop, laptop, or tablet) is returned to us, a trained associate completes a memory erase/memory restore process. Because it’s crucial that all our customers’ private information stays private, every computer is restored to its default settings when it is returned. No Rent-A-Center employee will ever log onto a returned desktop, laptop, or tablet before that happens, and no device that was previously used by a customer will be linked to our company or store system.
After restoration takes place, a device is turned off and unplugged, and then it is wiped with an electronics-safe solution to remove dirt, dust, fingerprints, and smudges. Batteries are charged and removed before the device is stored in the original box or double-wrapped for protection.
Used computers for rent or purchase vary by Rent-A-Center store, and what’s available today may not be available tomorrow.