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Thanks guys. He ended up getting one on sale at BB. I had to laugh as the clerk finally found one in stock, but it happen to be "optimized" by geek squad and would be $40 more. I asked him what they did to "optimize" it and all he could come up with is "Ya know, they get rid of all that junk on the PC." When I proceeded to ask for a list of "that junk" or a description of what was actually removed, he couldn't answer. I then told him that I would be happy to purchase that laptop, but there was no way in hell I was paying $40 extra for a service you can't even lie your way through. I can just picture what would happen if I tried that with a customer at out motorcycle shop. "Well sir, I can't tell you exactly what you are paying for, just that it is better." Lol, what a joke.


That made my day. Couldn't have said it better myself. Hope the laptop works out well for him.
    
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Yeah, thats the whole reason I went with him. The other gem was that when I confirmed that he was buying the "optimized" one without paying the extra $40, the salesman replied: "Only if you want to." What is that? Who offers to pay more money to BB? I think it was a compination of bad salesmanship and failsquad.
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Suggestion: Wait until Office Depot has a huge rebate on a low end Dual Core.
It will probably have the lowest dual core, 1GB of ram, 120GB Hd. Then go on newegg and pick up a 1x2GB stick of ram for $35. Add that so you have 2.5GB.

Every other or third week they usually have some closeout laptop with a $250+ rebate. Thats probably the best you can do.
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Dell had a $500 dual core non-celeron 8400GS 15" laptop adverted for $500 with XP today.
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