Title: Affordable Consumer Electronics and Goods for the Small Business Word Count: 503 Summary: Here are some great tips to find el ectronics and computers for your sm all business... Keywords: affordable consumer electronics and goods, electronics store, small bu siness, consumer electronics, small business compu Article Body: As a small business owner, you prob ably know what a hassle it can be t o shop for electronics and other bu siness goods. You need products tha t are dependable, affordable, and e asy to use. Computers, office equip ment, mo bile phones, and many othe r business necessities are availabl e both online and off-line, so you have many options to consider. Tips for In-Store Buying When shopping for electronics or co mputers at a local store, compare b rand names, features and pricing ca refully. Sometimes a low price mean s sacrificing the quality or featur es you really need. For instance, i f you're planning to buy a computer desk, consider the design of the d esk and all its features. Does it h ave drawers or shelves to make orga nization easy? Does it have a pullo ut keyboard or a desktop keyboard? Also, consider the size of the desk and the quality of its materials ( steel, solid wood or particle board). When buying a computer, consider br and name, size of the hard drive an d memory, as well as any pre-instal led software it may contain. Avoid buying computers that have "adverti sing" menu bars pre-installed on th e Windows screen. These tend to han g up often and are not worth the ha ssle although they are usually lowe r in price. Look for reputable bran d names such as Dell, Pentium, Acer , and Compaq. Dependable laptops ar e available from these companies: D ell, Averatec, Compaq, HP Pavillion , Acer, Gateway, and IBM. Avoid rebate offers. Rebates are of ten more trouble than they're worth , and your name might get added to hundreds of mailing lists! Instead, shop around for a great value up f ront to get the PC or laptop that w ill meet your needs. Refurbished Products With refurbished electronics or com puters, find a reputable company th at has a good standing with the Bet ter Business Bureau. Some companies will advertise refurbished items, but will not follow through with a guarantee. Before buying a refurbis hed item, check for a guarantee and do a little research on the compan y to find out if other customers we re satisfied with the products and service. If buying refurbished comp uters online, use the search engine s to find out as much information a s you can about the company. Buying Electronics and Computers Onl ine Shop around online for great bargai ns on brand name electronics and co mputers. If you're pressed for time , there are discount home electroni cs online superstores that carry al most everything you'll need for you r small business. Some of the produ cts you might find include cables, office equipment, TV and video acce ssories, scanners, GPS, power prote ction products, mobile phones, digi tal recorders, formatted diskettes, CDs, and more. Online electronics stores for small business can offer you better pric es because they have few overhead c osts when operating on the Web. You can usually expect to save up to 2 0% on items. You'll find shopping online to be a great time-saver because you can s hop from your home or office withou t visiting busy stores. Use these tips to find electronics, computers and other products for y our small business at great prices without sacrificing quality.