About Us

We’ve been involved in the computer industry for many years. Our expert computer engineers have designed and built some of the most complex systems from high-end gaming systems to corporate server solutions. We are a 100% New Zealand owned and operated business based in Hamilton. Starting in August 2011 we launched our online computer store, right here at hungryPC.co.nz.

At hungryPC you are buying from the experts, our company specializes in refurbished computers that are thoroughly tested, and loaded with great free programs to get you started. Our machines are all ready to go as soon as you plug it in. We have a wide range of refurbished systems from basic home machines and laptops, to fully fledged servers and CAD workstations.

Check our Trade Me for our current specials!

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We constantly auction off our refurbished computer systems on our TradeMe account (hungryPC). This lets you get the very best deal on an awesome, quality refurbished PC from us. If you’re after an excellent deal, you can’t go wrong. Click here to visit our TradeMe page.

Can’t find what you need or want something specific?

Due to our HUGE range of refurbished equipment, we can’t list it all on TradeMe, so if you’re looking for something specific (like a laptop for your studies, or a server, CAD machine, etc.) just contact us, we’ll get back to you with a quote and help you get exactly what you need, at the best price.

What is a “refurbished” machine anyway?

These machines have been used in a professional organization and have been well taken care of, generally they have came to the end of their lease cycle and these businesses have replaced them. Once they arrive in our workshop our technicians test all major hardware components like RAM, Hard Drive, Power Supply etc, then we clean out all dust, dirt and grime inside and out. Generally they will also be upgraded at this time to ensure you are getting a good performing system that will last for many more years to come.
Once they pass our tests, the systems undergo a full 7-pass secure hard drive wipe, which ensures the hard drive is totally fresh allowing us to load on a brand new operating system, drivers, updates and software.

With the full refurbishing our systems get, they aren’t just old “clunkers”. Instead they will perform just as when they were new, if not even better.

Benefits of buying a refurbished machine from hungryPC

All of these systems would make fantastic computers for a students, home users or even businesses. They are perfect for surfing the net, word processing, editing documents, assignments, photo editing and much more. This means you are getting a fantastic computer at the fraction of the price of buying new, and you’re helping to recycle and save the environment from waste, it’s a win-win!

What exactly do you load on the systems?

Our machines all feature pre-installed free software including: Skype, Google Chrome, Adobe Acrobat, Flash Player, and Microsoft Security Essentials (free Antivirus protection) to get you started.

We also load free OpenOffice software (similar to Microsoft Office but free, has word processing, spreadsheets and more) more info available at http://www.openoffice.org/

So how come your prices are so good?

We do not have a physical retail store, showroom or branch, this enables us to have very little overheads and we pass these savings directly to you. We still provide the same great service and guarantees as any other physical retail shop, and we are easily contactable via Email and Live Chat.

All of our sales are conducted from our website and delivered direct to your door by courier. This means we generally do not allow for pickup or collection of your order unless prior arrangements have been made.

Do you have any financing options?

Yes! We offer Layby terms which you can see here

What about viruses or other software issues, does your warranty cover these?

No, Warranty strictly covers the actual physical hardware of the system (parts and labour), this means the system that we built for you is warrantied in the condition as it was delivered to you. Your own software and data, including all applications, movies, music, games, and documents are NOT covered under warranty and are your responsibility.

What else do I need to know?

Please be aware due to these machines being used, they may have the usual minor scuff/scratch marks on the casing. If the machine has what we would consider bad markings, it will be sold at a discounted rate and mentioned in the advertisement.

If you require a power cord for your system this is $3 extra. Please be sure to add one to your cart (available from our accessories section).

Our warranty only covers machines physical hardware, no claim will be honoured if found to be miss-used or damaged due to user-error. Repairs or replacement will be made at our discretion. Customer pays for all shipping costs. This is strictly a return-to-base warranty.

Don’t forget, we can customize the PC to your needs, anything from modems or other hardware upgrades and even supplying software. Just ask us for a quote.