Jose needed a personal computer for school but her budget was tight
Jose needed a personal computer for school but her budget was tight so she decided on a used computer. After some searching, she was down to two possibilities. One she had found a national franchise computer store where she could purchase the PC for $800 with one-year guarantee. However, she was intrigued by a second possibility: a local charity store was offering a used machine that had been donated (exactly the same model as in the store) for $500.Jose talked to a computer repair specialist, who said the principal problem with this model of PC was the hard drive, which was prone to failure: he estimated that half of the PCs of this model and age would require a new drive. He offered to test the computer and check the condition of the drive for $60. If the drive was no good, a new drive could be fitted for $300 and would be guaranteed for one year. He added a qualification that his testing was not perfect: about 25% of drives that passed his testing failed soon afterwards requiring a new drive ($300) plus a service charge of $100 for diagnosing the problem.What should Jose do?