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Binders are out, Laptops Are In: The New School Year Looks Like This

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This school year looks nothing like I’d planned. My “baby” is starting Kindergarten and instead of packing his backpack with brightly-colored markers and crayons, he’s toting a Chromebook onto the couch for virtual school. For my oldest, middle school is now in her bedroom where she joins her classes via Microsoft Teams. And while my heart hopes that they’ll get to go back in person at some point, a big part of my kids’ school year will be done online. 

With learning environments changing, one thing is clear: binders are out, and laptops are in.

Now more than ever, it’s important to equip kids with the technology that they need to succeed this school year. With teachers shifting their curriculums online and jobs relocating remotely, it’s vital for families to have a dependable laptop or two at home. But as we all know, the price tag for electronics can get out of control. Kids need laptops, but they don’t need brand new. Did you know you can outfit your whole family in Certified Refurbished laptops for the same price as one brand new laptop? And they’re the same great quality!

I’ve got four kids in school who all need their own laptops and I scoured the internet high and low for the best deal. Out of dozens of retailers, eBay is by far the best for Certified Refurbished laptops, which is exactly perfect for my kids. 

Nearly new is the smart bet for:

  • Elementary-age kids who are new to online learning
  • Middle schoolers who are getting ready for more responsibility
  • High School students with online courses
  • College students on a budget
  • Anyone who works from home

eBay has the biggest selection of best-selling refurbished laptops that they guarantee are every bit as good as new. It’s like getting new for a fraction of the price. For all of our electronic needs, eBay is the first place I check, and I always find what I’m looking for. 

This year we got this Certified Refurbished Acer Chromebook for my middle schooler. She uses it every single day to join her class in Microsoft Teams meetings, complete assignments, and have virtual study groups with classmates. It has been a literal lifesaver! I have been extremely impressed with the quality and the capabilities this little Chromebook has! And for less than $400, I could get one for each of my kids and STILL spend less than one new laptop would cost me.

With my kids, there’s no need to get them new laptops, Certified Refurbished is just as good for half the price.

5 Reasons to Buy Refurbished Certified from eBay

  1. Value: As-good-as-new laptops up to 50% off. You will save a TON!
  2. Top Brands: Acer, Lenovo, Dell
  3. Tested and True: eBay Refurbished Certified laptops are tested, verified, and come directly from Manufacturers.
  4. 90-Day Warranty: eBay protection that CR products will work and last like knew
  5. Hassle-free money back guarantee: If for some reason the product is not as expected, return it and eBay covers the cost.

When it comes to getting the very best deal on top-quality laptops for myself of my family, eBay is always the first place I go. This Acer Chromebook has been a champ for us! It’s helped my daughter navigate a new virtual middle school experience.

And while you’re there, take a look at the vast assortment of everything else eBay has to offer. It’s where I find everything from my favorite Scandi-inspired furniture to this fun macrame room swing!

A Few Fun Facts about eBay:

  • Did you know 80% of all merchandise sold on eBay is new and available with the “buy it now” option?
  • 71% of transactions on the eBay Marketplace ship for free.
  • eBay has the coolest, latest everything. And if it’s sold out in stores, it’s on eBay!

eBay is truly a one-stop-shop for anything you could dream up. If you can think it, it’s probably on eBay, and for a great deal too!

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