Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher (MAR)

Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher (MAR)

Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher

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“Bargain Hardware is one of only an elite few Authorised Refurbisher partners in the UK & recognise that affordable, fully licensed Microsoft products are essential to building a viable market for refurbished PCs and servers. As a result, Bargain Hardware has been very successful in proving that refurbished hardware can offer great value, trustworthy IT & continues to offer premium quality and service.”

Phil Bowery, Former UK MAR Lead

Bargain Hardware is proud to operate as one of less than 10 UK companies certified as a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher (MAR). Our trusted partnership with Microsoft alleviates the understandable concerns that businesses may harbour regarding the legitimacy of software on second user PC’s. A refurbished Windows 10 computer from Bargain Hardware combines our years of knowledge and experience in IT hardware with the reliability of a genuine Microsoft operating system, putting your security first without damaging your wallet.

Genuine Microsoft Software

Microsoft and Bargain Hardware share a commitment to fighting pirate software on refurbished and second user computers. Not only does piracy drain resources to undesirable causes and massively hinder software development, but it can also leave you and your business far more vulnerable than you may think. Pirate and counterfeit software often comes with pre-installed Trojans and other security exploits, carefully hidden in the install files commonly found on global file sharing sites.

The MAR program delivers many customer benefits:

  • Assurance: One of less than 10 MAR authorized suppliers in the UK, Bargain Hardware meets stringent requirements as a Microsoft certified partner.
  • Affordability: Allows us to deliver affordable refurbished systems by removing the need for retail price software.
  • Accessibility: With genuine Windows software pre-installed and a MAR Certificate of Authenticity (COA), you have complete access to operating system downloads, updates and enhanced features.
  • Upgrades: A genuine Windows operating system provides an upgrade path to future releases of the Microsoft Windows operating system series at a reduced cost.

Microsoft Citizenship Programme for Education and Charity

If you’re buying on behalf of an education authority (schools, colleges, universities and other public sector bodies) or registered charity then we may able to provide further discounts on your software requirements as part of the Microsoft Citizenship programme. Please contact us for further details.