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things to look for when buying used

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hey guys

im looking to buy a used thinkpad. what are some of the things that i should look for before i make the purchase other than the usual check for dead pixels, scratches etc.


i dont want to shell out hundreds of dollars only to find out that the laptop is "hot" or something doesnt work properly
Nov 7 2010
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Nov 7 2010
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Core i7 930 Asus P6X58D-E XFX Radeon HD 6870 Kingston HyperX DDR3-1600 6 Gig 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
Crucial C300 64 Gig Windows 7 Professional Logitech G15 Corsair TX750W 
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Coolermaster CM690 Logitech G5 
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Like you said... make sure it works properly, lol.

Also, ask the seller questions related to computers... something just a normal comp. user would not know, though there is a possibility that the seller himself is not an experienced comp. user.

Do some research yourself on the product, in case the person gives you a bunch of answers to your questions because you'd want to cross reference the "answers." Also to make sure that you're paying the right price.

I'd personally ask for pictures and stuff (of the product, of course), but then the seller (if he's not an honest person) could make those things up, so.... well, it's not a bad idea to ask, though.

Those are the key things I can think of. Other than that... I think you've got 'em covered.
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