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post #21 of 27
Warranty enough said.

Sometimes you can find some good deals, sometimes you may get ripped off. Meet in public areas, try and test the item out, and go in a group if possible.

Best deal I've got from Craigslist was my PS3 with Killzone 2 and DualShock controller both unopened for $225 or so with receipt from Best Buy. Dude rolled up in a 2007/8 M5 BMW. So I'm guessing money wasn't a problem for him.

Craigslist
Pro = cheap, that's it
Con = item could break

Best Buy
Pro = return/warranty
Con = $$$

Try and get the receipt so if you have a problem, you can return it for service during the first year.
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post #22 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by cl04k3d;12673600 
You don't get a warranty from a kid on craigslist.

BB warranty is **** tho
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post #23 of 27
Go on Newegg and either get an ASUS, Lenvo, or HP w/ an extended warranty.

Narrow the search in "Advance" to dedicated video card/GPU. This way you dont have to look through crappy integrated laptops.
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post #24 of 27
Craigslist will pretty much always be cheaper than Best Buy (actually, it will be 100% cheaper than Best Buy).

With Craigslist, you get a cheaper product, used (unless you are sure that it is a new product), you run the risk of getting robbed or ripped off, and I am sure there are other pros and cons for Craigslist, but I cannot think of them right now.

For Best Buy, you are guaranteed a new product (unless you are buying open box -- which is pretty rare to find). There is an almost 0% chance that you will get robbed (unless you are unlucky enough to be in the wrong place at the wrong time). You will be paying full retail however, which as many people already know, is a rip off in and of itself. You are guaranteed a warranty though, so that should make up for the more expensive prices if you really want one.

I would personally look into seeing if you can pick up a laptop from somewhere else (like try Newegg or Tigerdirect), they are usually better than Best Buy for laptops, and usually have better prices too smile.gif
     
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post #25 of 27
I would stay away from hp and sony. hp has bad quality, and sony is overpriced.
Quote:

Basically, most reliable/performance laptops/netbooks for the price?

Be more specific on what you want this laptop for. Like I can recommend a gaming laptop at 600, 800, 1000, but if you dont want it for games then its a huge waste of money and the gpu will rape your battery life. So whats the purpose of the laptop?
post #26 of 27
Get it from Dell.

They make great laptops and you typically get a 3 year warranty with each machine which makes the slightly higher overhead cost well worth it.

The only place I'd buy anything electronic (Second hand) related would be on here because at least we share something in common and would hope people that visit here treat their electronics in the same fashion I would.
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post #27 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by CASEMODS;12673653 

Can you put windows 7 or ubuntu on an ipad?

Kind of....

http://www.tgdaily.com/mobility-features/54558-vmware-touts-virtual-windows-desktops-for-the-ipad
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