How to Shop for a Used Computer

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When it comes to buying used PCs, it’s best to avoid sites like Craigslist, eBay, or Reddit—it’s possible to find good deals there, but if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for, you can easily get tripped up by fake or misleading listings or even a PC preloaded with malware. If you’re buying your first used computer, you can avoid scams and heartbreak by sticking to major retailers. Computers from these sellers are also more likely to be professionally cleaned and restored.

Best Buy has a wide selection of preowned, refurbished, and open-box laptops and desktops. The site’s filters make it fairly easy to narrow down the specs by our recommendations above, and the desktops in particular are good deals if you’re able to upgrade the memory or install an SSD yourself.

When buying from Amazon, stick to models with the Amazon Renewed tag, which Amazon says “have been

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RPF busts illegal train ticket booking software ‘Real Mango’, 50 held

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In a nationwide investigation, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) busted the illegal software called ‘Real Mango’ or ‘Rare Mango’ which was used for cornering confirmed railway reservations. RPF has, so far, apprehended 50 criminals involved in the operation of this illegal software and blocking of live tickets worth over Rs 5 lakh.

“In view of the apprehension of increase in touting activity after the restart of the passenger services, drive against touts was intensified by Railway Protection Force of Indian Railways. Operation of an illegal software called ‘Rare Mango’ (later changed its name to ‘Real Mango’) was revealed on August 9 during action against touts by the field units of RPF,” a senior official said.

RPF units of North Central Railway (NCR), Eastern Railway (ER) and Western Railway (WR) apprehended some suspects and initiated the process of understanding and unravelling

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