Who’s Who in Manufacturers’ Outlets
The following sections help you find sources for refurbished or discounted technology hardware.
Computer and Peripheral
- Apple’s Special Deals outlet offers refurbished iPods; desktop, portable, and server computers; clearance computers and accessories.
- Cisco’s Linksys outlet offers a variety of late-model certified refurbished routers.
- Dell’s Outlet offers refurbished laptops, desktops, workstations, servers, storage, monitors, and printers with new-product warranties as well as new computer accessories, software, digital cameras, and parts. User reviews are available for many individual products.
- Epson’s Clearance Center offers a broad range of printers, all-in-one, scanning, projection, and accessories from both current and recent product lines.
- Hewlett-Packard (HP)’s outlet and refurbished store offers a broad selection of desktop, mobile, and all-in-one computers, printers, and accessories.
- Iomega’s Factory Outlet offers an assortment of portable, desktop, and network hard drives for Windows and MacOS, as well as Zip disks for the venerable Zip drive.
- Lenovo’s outlet store provides products in four distinct categories (new, redistributed, refurbished, and scratch and dent) with extensive search capabilities.
- Renovate Manufacturing LLC is an authorized remanufacturer for Acer, Gateway, and eMachines, offering netbook, notebook, desktop, all-in-one, projectors, and accessories.
- Sony’s outlet includes VAIO computers, point-and-shoot and Alpha DSLR digital cameras, digital camcorders, TVs, home theater, MP3, headphones, mobile phones, and car/marine audio departments.
- Toshiba’s outlet center offers refurbished and closeout laptops.
Camera and Imaging
- Canon Direct Store’s refurbished products include digital point-and-shoot and SLR cameras, lenses, camcorders, and printers.
- The Nikon Mall offers primarily accessory products and software. If you’re looking for factory refurbished equipment from Nikon and other vendors, you can often find more products at these stores: Roberts Imaging (Used and Refurbished), Adorama (Overstock), B&H Photo and Video (Refurbished) among others.
- The Kodak Outlet sells clearance and refurbished digital cameras, digital picture frames and accessories, DV camcorders, and printers.
- Olympus’ Emporium Special Offers offers reconditioned point-and-shoot cameras and E-series lenses for Four/Thirds system digital SLR cameras.