Gets Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher (MAR) Approval And Vows To Stretch K-12 Technology Budgets

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In business since 1997, provides K-12 schools, libraries, and other nonprofits with a legitimate, low-cost alternative to buying brand new Dell Optiplex PCs directly from Dell ~ without sacrificing quality, reliability or warranty. The MAR acceptance helps schools realize additional savings.

Before the acceptance into the MAR program, TKOED’s best selling ReCertified Dell Optiplex computer would save schools nearly $300 off the price of Dell’s least expensive brand new Dell Optiplex – with the same, 3-year warranty. With the advent of the MAR program, MARs are authorized by Microsoft to install Windows 98 Second Edition and Windows 2000 Operating Systems (OS) on eligible refurbished computers, provided these computers are supplied to eligible recipients ~ at just $15 per license.

Sean Dion, Division Director for the Company says, “Now one of our ReCertified Dell computers, with a MAR Microsoft Windows license on it, can save schools an additional $125 per computer. Literally, our equipment, which includes a 3-year warranty already, is now about half the price of Dell’s least expensive brand new Optiplex.”

The Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher (MAR) program grew out of Microsoft's growing awareness of the importance of computer refurbishing and reuse in schools and other nonprofits. What started as a program for strictly donated computer equipment, the MAR program now has provisions for a few, select commercial refurbishers whose primary markets are schools, libraries, and other nonprofits. The program helps to further reduce the overall costs of refurbished computers, providing low-cost Microsoft Windows to eligible recipients.

“Needless to say,” says Dion, “we are very excited about our acceptance into the MAR program. With school budgets so tight, our program is a legitimate alternative to buying new. The same equipment - a 3-year warranty - half the price – what’s not to be excited about?”


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