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Old 12-05-2007, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Hope Mills, NC
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Do any of you know where I could find a laptop for a fairly decent (inexpensive price)? I am looking to buy one soon because my husband is deploying and will be taking ours with him for obvious reasons. They can be used or new, as long as in good, working condition. I only ask that it not be too expensive as we are trying to save as much as possible because we are expecting a baby in Feb. Is there anyone selling a laptop or know of anyone selling their laptop? Any help or information would be very appreciated. Thank you very much to all of you.
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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You might try the BestBuy store near you, or better yet ~ the commissary or post exchange on any military base or post should also have some good prices.
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Old 12-09-2007, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Harrisburg, PA
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Well eBay would offer the best deals; but it can be a headache. If you want to go the retail route (security with warranty and someone to be accountable), I would suggest Tiger Direct. I got a laptop from them for $475 and I'm pretty pleased (using it now). Plus they have a huge selections.
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Old 12-09-2007, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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If your husband is going to Iraq then my feeling is that you should contact your local VFW post and tell them your husband is going to Iraq and you are looking for a computer so you and him and stay in contact. They will find one for you- cheap if not free.
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Old 12-09-2007, 03:23 PM
 
Location: In my mind
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You can try UBID.com some times you can get some really good deals.

Best wishes to you and your family and wishing your husbands safe return.
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:41 PM
 
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Well eBay would offer the best deals; but it can be a headache. If you want to go the retail route (security with warranty and someone to be accountable), I would suggest Tiger Direct. I got a laptop from them for $475 and I'm pretty pleased (using it now). Plus they have a huge selections.
ebay is a NO, Nyet, Nein, Non.

Ripoff Central
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:50 PM
 
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Don't know much about the new Asus laptops but these got good reviews (note number of yellow "eggs") $300-$400 range.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more! (http://tinyurl.com/2lkwpy - broken link)

Next price range ($400 - $500)

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more! (http://tinyurl.com/2xympk - broken link)
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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ebay is a NO, Nyet, Nein, Non.

Ripoff Central
Interesting. I've purchased everything from little stuff (paperback books, buttons) to complete PC systems on eBay, and I've had no issues. The feedback system helps tremendously.
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:17 PM
 
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I visit the Computer and Networking discussion Group on eBay and there are stories there that will make your hair stand on end.

I advise anyone not familiar with purchasing on eBay to not buy computer equipment there.
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Old 12-13-2007, 01:06 PM
 
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I've looked at laptops on USAnotebooks.com, they're refurbished and prices from $ 175 or so! looking for a cheap one to use in the kitchen to keep up with recipes, etc.
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