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Old 05-15-2006, 06:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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good place to buy a good used laptop?

I'm in the market for a laptop that would be used for work only, so I'm not looking for top of the line stuff. Mostly something to use word/excel on and have internet access with (wireless would be a plus but not necessary). Is there any places online where I can find cheap/used but in good condition laptops? Or am I stuck looking around locally?
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Old 05-15-2006, 06:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd check places like www.overstock.com or even the major computer manufacturers... the most always have reconditioned equipment for a really good price... the reconditioned equipment also comes with some form of a warranty, so that when you get it home and it doesdn't turn on -- you are pretty much covered...

Otherwise, and it's be my least favorite place to go,because I am quite untrusting of the human race, is Ebay - -you might geta good deal there... but you also get what you pay for...
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Old 05-15-2006, 12:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you dont mind spending about $400 you can get a nice new one from tigedirect.com mostly refurbed stuff but its safer then buying a used one. if that costs too much to spend i have no idea where to look for one.
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Old 05-15-2006, 04:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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donít shop at tigerdirect, there company is a huge scam, they deny rebates all the time for the stupidest reasons.

Please see: http://jerryfeil.com/tigerdirect.htm
Start reading from 'ORIGINAL POST...'

Next they are rated as unsatisfactory by the BBB:
http://www.bbbsoutheastflorida.org/n...igerDirect.com

For this laptop, what kind of price range are you looking for?
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Old 05-15-2006, 04:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks for the replies so far. My price range is 400-500 bucks, maybe a little bit more but not much.
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Old 05-15-2006, 05:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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At $500 you can get some new models. Might be last year's version but things move quickly.

Walmart has this acer system with case for $560.
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=4897794

You might try to make a deal on a store demo, especially at month end. They'll have full warranty.

Otherwise maybe craigslist.org, though I wouldn't buy one that wasn't local.
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Old 05-15-2006, 05:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You'll probably find that most used laptops are over priced. You're just better off getting a low end new laptop.
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Old 05-17-2006, 07:32 AM   #8 (permalink)
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http://www.overstock.com/?page=proframe&prod_id=1950766
Toshiba Tecra 1.0GHz Pentium III 256MB/20GB DVD-ROM Notebook Computer
for 399.99 and their shipping is generally 2.95

They also have a bunch of IBM thinkpads in the 500 dollar range...

http://www.usedlaptops.com/ is a site that came up when i went to www.froogle.com - they have a lot of really good deals... and while the laptop is used...there is a warranty on it..
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