You may often see advertisements for inexpensive computers, perhaps for even as low as $199. You may even run across ads for free computers. However, rarely does anything come free. There could be conditions and restrictions in the fine print that may end up costing you.
Many times, these types of offers will require that you get a "bundled" Internet service contract. This could last a long time (e.g., 3 or 4 years). They may promise that if you sign up for the service, you can get a large rebate on the purchase of the computer. However, these offers may not be as inexpensive as they may appear. Details about the rebate and the Internet service may be hard to find.
There are many costs that you might end up paying when you agree to buy a "low cost" PC:
If you believe you have been misled into purchasing a "low cost" PC, you should contact the Federal Trade Commission.
If you have lost a substantial amount of money to PC offer scams, you may wish to contact an experienced consumer protection lawyer. An attorney can help you determine if you were misled, and may be able to recover damages for you.
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