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Buying Used Laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by wolfworx, Sep 19, 2007.

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  1. wolfworx

    wolfworx Thread Starter

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    For the last week I have been trying to buy a used Laptop on ebay and have been always outbid.

    I can't believe there are a lot of people out there that are willing to pay more than $100 plus shipping for a used Pentium II laptop, but I am consistently outbid in amounts exceeding $115. Add shipping and the cost goes up to $150. You can by a new laptop with Vista installed, 1GB Memory, 120Gb Hard drive and DVD RW for less than $500! What is going on here?:confused:
     
  2. brandonbco

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    I know a lot of people use these for other OS's like Linux (that can run well on an older machine). The $100 figure is a lot less than the $500 for the average computer user. Up your bid to $250-$300 range and get a better laptop. It will last you longer, be faster etc.
     
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    I wouldn't buy one of those old machines for $50. Laptops are one thing that I would always want to acquire new with a warranty. :)
     
  4. wolfworx

    wolfworx Thread Starter

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    Where else can I get a P2 laptop at a reasonable price? I need an older PC to run software I cannot run on the newer PC's

    (y) BTW I successfully bid today on an old IBM Thinkpad for $30 plus shipping. If it works as specified... success! Otherwise, oh well...
     
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