I bought a refurbished(appeared new) fron buyit247.net six months ago for £400 and have been delighted with it.XP3000 processor 1024 Mb DDr PC333 Memory....160GB Hard Drive7200rpm...dvd-rom Drive 16x...4usb2 ports etc etc.
Next day delivery....have a look you wont be sorry.
This is taken fron their "home page"
A refurb bought from PC Interworks Ltd, is a way of buying the latest technology at a considerable discount without having to take risks!
What is a "Refurb"?
"Refurb or Grade 2" is short for refurbished. PC Interworks is currently the only company in the U.K. officially appointed by Fujtisu Siemens Computers to purchase any computers returned to Fujitsu Siemens (for whatever reason) and to test, repair or replace components and then re-market their products.
Why do computers get returned?
Well, for many different reasons but the main one is from the "DOA" process. Dead on Arrival, means that when a brand new computer arrives with a customer and they take it out of the box, the computer will not work. It may be that it just won't turn on, the hard drive doesn't work, the CD won't eject, or simply that the operating system crashes. Whatever the reason, when a machine is diagnosed as DOA Fujitsu Siemens Computers offers a policy of exchanging these machines for a brand new machine. Fujitsu Siemens then take these machines back from the customers and sell them all to PC Interworks LTD.
PC Interworks LTD then spends a lot of time testing and correcting