Grading Guide

Laptops and Desktop Condition Guide

 

Laptop Condition Guide

Open Box
(Like New)

Open Box Products are manufacturer returns.  They could be the result of cancelled orders or overstock items.   These products will be in “Like-New Condition”.  They can be in the original manufacturer’s packaging or in a generic brown box.  The contents have been removed to verify condition. You will receive an AC adapter and Battery.  You will receive all, part or none of the original ship group.  Open Units are sold at heavily discounted prices as compared to new with absolutely no compromise on quality or performance.

Factory Refurbished (Excellent to Like New)

Factory Refurbished units are professionally renewed by the original manufacturer or an approved 3rd Party Refurbisher. Some Factory Refurbished products will be cosmetically pristine while others may display extremely minor cosmetic blemishes. The screens will be in excellent condition. Some laptops may exhibit some mildly shiny areas on or around the keyboard and/or touchpad, but the keyboard keys will be in excellent condition. Factory Refurbished units are individually boxed and will ship with a good working battery and A/C Adapter and a genuine Windows Operating System.

Refurbished Grade A
(Very Good to Excellent)

Grade A products will have overall excellent to very good cosmetic condition. Some Grade A units will be cosmetically pristine while others may have light scratches or other minor blemishes. There will be no screen blemishes.  Some Laptops may exhibit some shiny areas around the keyboard (space bar, touchpad and/or touchpad buttons), but the keyboard keys will be in excellent condition. Grade A units ship with a good working battery and AC Adapter and may, or may not have an Operating System present.

Refurbished Grade B
(Good)

Grade B units are similar to Grade A units; however, they may exhibit more cosmetic blemishes than Grade A products. The screens may show some extremely minor and barely noticeable imperfections.    Some Laptops may exhibit shiny keys on the keyboard and/or shiny surfaces around the keyboard. All key characters will be legible. Grade B products are functionally equivalent to Grade A. Pricing on grade B products will typically be lower than grade A products. Grade B units ship with a good working battery and AC Adapter and may, or may not have an Operating System present.

Refurbished Grade C
(Fine)

Grade C units will have some cosmetic blemishes, scratches and possibly some minor hairline cracks and other cosmetic imperfections,   The screens will show some blemishes and minor  imperfections.    The keyboards will have shiny keys and/or shiny surfaces around the keyboard. All key characters may not be legible. Grade C products are functionally equivalent to Grade A, and B products. Pricing on grade C products will typically be lower than grade A and B products. Grade C units ship with a working battery and AC Adapter and may or may not have an Operating System present.

Desktop Condition Guide

Open Box
(Like New)

Open Box Products are manufacturer returns.  They could be the result of cancelled orders or overstock items.   These products will be in “Like-New Condition”.  They can be in the original manufacturer’s packaging or in a generic brown box.  The contents have been removed to verify condition.   You will receive all, part or none of the original ship group.  Open Units are sold at heavily discounted prices as compared to new with absolutely no compromise on quality or performance.

Factory Refurbished (Excellent to Like New)

Factory Refurbished units are professionally renewed by the original manufacturer or an approved 3rd Party Refurbisher. Some Factory Refurbished products will be cosmetically pristine while others may display extremely minor cosmetic blemishes. Factory Refurbished units may or may not be individually boxed and will ship with a new or refurbished keyboard and mouse and a genuine Windows Operating Systems.

Refurbished Grade A
(Very Good to Excellent)

Grade A products will have overall excellent to very good cosmetic condition. Some Grade A units will be cosmetically pristine while others may have light scratches or other minor blemishes.  Grade A units ship with a new or refurbished keyboard and mouse and may, or may not have an Operating System present.

Refurbished Grade B
(Good)

Grade B units are similar to Grade A units, however they may exhibit more cosmetic blemishes than Grade A products.  Grade B products are functionally equivalent to Grade A. Pricing on grade B products will typically be lower than grade A products. Grade B units ship with a new or refurbished keyboard and mouse and may or may not have an Operating System present.

Refurbished Grade C
(Fine)

Grade C units will have some cosmetic blemishes, scratches and possibly some minor hairline cracks and other cosmetic imperfections. Grade C products are functionally equivalent to Grade A, and B products. Pricing on grade C products will typically be lower than grade A and B products. Grade C units ship with a used or refurbished keyboard and mouse and may or may not have an Operating System present.

Please note for all Grades
IBC does not grade the bottom or underside of the units

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