EVEN BETTER Asus EEEPC 512MB 2GB with WEBCAM (refurbished) £99.97 @ Laptops Direct+ 2% quidco - HotUKDeals
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You can top up the onboard 2GB storage with a 16GB SD Card which should cost ~£16 at Play.com

"The Eee PC defies all expectations, particularly for a device that's nominally aimed at children but is primarily bought by business users."
- PC Pro, 6 out of 6
Grade A1 - As New

At this price we can`t think of a more perfect ultraportable, measuring just 225mm wide and 170mm deep,and weighing in at just 928g, the EEEPC is a netbook that you truly take anywhere.

Featuring a 7" screen its ideal for keeping in touch, emails and surfing the web. Play, relax, and entertain on the go with shock-proof designed chassis from Asus.

Please Note: All refurbished laptops come with a 1 year warranty held with Laptops Direct.

Processor - Intel Celeron M 353 / 571 MHz ULV
RAM - 512 MB DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive - 2 GB Solid State Drive
Operating System - Linux
Screen - 7"
+ WEBCAM
Warranty - One Year
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#1
Again, the word REFURBISHED gets missed off the heading in the hope of it getting greater heat, totally wasting people's time :-(
I suppose as the day goes on every single one on this site will get posted :-(
To save time, the link for them all is here:
http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Refurbished%5FLaptops/cat.asp

Anyone actually worked out what Graded A1 actually MEANS on this site?... "As new," well what does that mean - if it was NEW, it would be called NEW! Have these actually been used or not?

The information on how second-hand or busted up they are/were seems to be conveniently sidestepped, or at least I couldn't find it :-( (Even Bigpockets has SOME info!) I can find out what A2 means, but not A1, and of course NONE of these descriptions mentions batteries, which is the big deal on ANY laptop - used batteries can be a very dodgy buy at the best of times, yet there is no mention of any sort about such things on this site :-(

Stone cold, but the rush to buy secondhand kit will follow regardless!
banned#2
agree, you need to be clear it's a refurb - voted hot though
#4


the webcam makes it better
#5
nihcaj
Again, the word REFURBISHED gets missed off the heading in the hope of it getting greater heat, totally wasting people's time :-(
I suppose as the day goes on every single one on this site will get posted :-(
To save time, the link for them all is here:
http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Refurbished%5FLaptops/cat.asp

Anyone actually worked out what Graded A1 actually MEANS on this site?... "As new," well what does that mean - if it was NEW, it would be called NEW! Have these actually been used or not?

The information on how second-hand or busted up they are/were seems to be conveniently sidestepped, or at least I couldn't find it :-( (Even Bigpockets has SOME info!) I can find out what A2 means, but not A1, and of course NONE of these descriptions mentions batteries, which is the big deal on ANY laptop - used batteries can be a very dodgy buy at the best of times, yet there is no mention of any sort about such things on this site :-(

Stone cold, but the rush to buy secondhand kit will follow regardless!


I've editted the title, hope this appeases you
#6

The word 'webcam' is a clue!
Edit - how the heck does that happen the posts above weren't there 5 minutes ago!!!!
#7
good price voted hot

The one without the webcam is a better deal for me though in case i accidently switch it on and show the world my ugly mug:-D
#8
Voted hot for the price, on a personal note I got rid of mine after a couple of weeks because it was so slow, even when browsing the web.
#9
[FONT="Verdana"]There's a user community out there, which supports this netbook series - I've posted it previously and here's a post link to the main website & forum website.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4425775&postcount=47

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#10
yorkie
Voted hot for the price, on a personal note I got rid of mine after a couple of weeks because it was so slow, even when browsing the web.


[FONT="Verdana"]The problem was for the 2G series was underclocked with an 800Mhz - there have been various members on the EEE user community looking into overclocking it and there has been mixed results so far but it was mentioned that a BIOS update may resolve it.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#11
nihcaj
Again, the word REFURBISHED gets missed off the heading in the hope of it getting greater heat, totally wasting people's time :-(
Hardly 'wasting people's time - hardly the crime of the century either - you need to realise not everyone is as narrow-minded as you.

I suppose as the day goes on every single one on this site will get posted :-(
Because people posting deals is a bad thing how? This isn't your personal site just for your personal deals...

Anyone actually worked out what Graded A1 actually MEANS on this site?... "As new," well what does that mean - if it was NEW, it would be called NEW! Have these actually been used or not?
You could - like - you know - ASK them perhaps?

or you could do what intelligent self-aware creatures do and assume that the price/the fact it's 'refurbished' means it's probably got some cosmetic issues but will work AOK (and it legally has to).

Stone cold, but the rush to buy secondhand kit will follow regardless!

I'm utterly tired of wastes-of-skin like you voting things cold because YOU don't like the idea of a refurb - this does NOT make them a bad deal.

People on this site need to compare like-for-like and vote deals based on what's on offer and not what you PERSONALLY want - either that or just ignore the deals entirely...
#12
Personally I think the black one is a better deal, with 4gb instead of 2gb, with a cost of £114.97
http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/asp/versions.asp?rewrite=FO_-_Asus_Eee_PC_4GB_Black_-_A1_A1-EEEPC701BL&pagetype=version&page=
#13
According to this page, the 2G model does not have a webcam:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eee_pc

Is this an error in the description? I wouldn't be surprised - I phoned them yesterday and was assured that "all these netbooks have webcams" which doesn't seem to be totally true.

The one posted yesterday is waiting at home though - so will post and update later.

Received this, and can confirm that it does NOT have a webcam. A 2G model with a webcam does not exist. (same as the one yesterday - they really need to have better informed cust. serv. and better descriptions.)

Can't fault their delivery though - I paid for the cheapest method and got it next day.
#14


If you look at the images for the deal posted yesterday - a webcam is clearly visible. difficult to figure out what's going on exactly!

eidt: checked the FAQ, and it says that there is no webcam...
#15
There is no webcam on this. Been and picked up a black 4 GB one and the sales advisor confirmed it is a typo, he said that he was going to get it updated.

The 4 GB model is spot on... No markings at all, just like new!!
#16
Our grading standards are:

A1 - Box Opened - As New

A2 - Minor Cosmetic Damage

A3 - Moderate Cosmetic Damage

A4 - Minor Structural Damage, e.g. may have a small crack/dent in the casing.All basic operations fully functional

A5 – Moderate Structural Damage, e.g. may have crack to casing or dent to chassis etc. All basic operations fully functional
#17
therealjohnpeat
Personally I think we should nuke the whinging tw4t from orbit - it's the only way to be sure - right?


AMEN!
#18
therealjohnpeat;4427336
Hardly 'wasting people's time - hardly the crime of the century either - you need to realise not everyone is as narrow-minded as you.
Because people posting deals is a bad thing how? This isn't your personal site just for your personal deals...
You could - like - you know - ASK them perhaps?
or you could do what intelligent self-aware creatures do and assume that the price/the fact it's 'refurbished' means it's probably got some cosmetic issues but will work AOK (and it legally has to).
I'm utterly tired of wastes-of-skin like you voting things cold because YOU don't like the idea of a refurb - this does NOT make them a bad deal.
People on this site need to compare like-for-like and vote deals based on what's on offer and not what you PERSONALLY want - either that or just ignore the deals entirely...


This is not your personal domain, you will find that the moderators will not allow it to become your personal domain.

If you don't like it don't read it.

Exactly my solution to your offensive posting - I have reported it, and you have now joined the select band of offensive posters on my ignore list.
This means I won't see it when you get worked up because someone has a different opinion to you, and getting all worked up only serves to alert the moderator as well as illustrate to others the worthlessness of you posts which will be NO loss to me!
#19
Lord_Anoobis;4428734
AMEN!


Well, I would ignore you too, but to be honest, you have only been here five minutes, and said nothing of any significance so far anyway, so not really sure it is worth the effort.

Oh go on... it cuts down on these worthless posts.
#20
sal978;4428135
Our grading standards are:
A1 - Box Opened - As New


Ah, yes, but what does that mean... has it been used, but is still very tidy, or is it just not knocked about; has it been on display, or actually in use? It doesn't actually say much.
In the text in various items, they claim this grade it is "LITERALLY as new" but as anyone who looks in a dictionary could see that means it actually IS NEW - in which case why they are not calling it new? If they had said "VIRTUALLY new" that would have at least made sense.

When you see this sort of evasive describing of products, it doesn't exactly inspire confidence!

The real issue around whether or not it is new is the battery of course, which needs to be new more than any other kit, as even new batteries are not normally warranted the same as the rest of the gear, and on any portable or PC equipment, they tend to be VERY expensive to replace, so try getting them to replace a second-hand battery 3 months down the line, and I am sure they will not be calling it new then! :-(

btw, the reason I would suggest that anyone buying check this out, is the very poor customer service this retailer offers.... a friend fell foul some time back, but hey, don't listen to me see what others have to say:
http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=+Laptops+Direct+problem&meta=cr%3DcountryUK|countryGB
#21
nihcaj
Ah, yes, but what does that mean... has it been used, but is still very tidy, or is it just not knocked about; has it been on display, or actually in use? It doesn't actually say much.
In the text in various items, they claim this grade it is "LITERALLY as new" but as anyone who looks in a dictionary could see that means it actually IS NEW - in which case why they are not calling it new? If they had said "VIRTUALLY new" that would have at least made sense.

When you see this sort of evasive describing of products, it doesn't exactly inspire confidence!

The real issue around whether or not it is new is the battery of course, which needs to be new more than any other kit, as even new batteries are not normally warranted the same as the rest of the gear, and on any portable or PC equipment, they tend to be VERY expensive to replace, so try getting them to replace a secondhand battery 3 months down the line, and I am sure they will not be calling it new then! :-(


Bought the Black 4GB... The system did not look like it had been used.
You still had to go though the Linux install process..... Accept Licience Agg.... etc.
The power cable and battery where unused and sealed.

This is a great buy for the money.... Stop picking faults and buy yourself one!
#22
Sykobabble;4429349
Bought the Black 4GB... The system did not look like it had been used.
You still had to go though the Linux install process..... Accept Licience Agg.... etc.
The power cable and bettery where unused and sealed.

This is a great buy for the money.... Stop picking faults and buy yourself one!


I am indeed on the lookout for this, or something in the category... but it won't be from this company!
#23
nihcaj
I am indeed on the lookout for this, or something in the category... but it won't be from this company!


Why?
#24
Sykobabble;4429366
Why?


Because of the dodgy descriptions and appalling customer service I mentioned
#25
nihcaj
Because of the dodgy descriptions and appalling customer service I mentioned


Now that makes sense. Thanks for the warning.
#26
nihcaj
Because of the dodgy descriptions and appalling customer service I mentioned


Personally ive had no problems with this company and all their sites for all the times ive used them, and delivery was quicker than expected too.
#27
nihcaj
Because of the dodgy descriptions and appalling customer service I mentioned


Dodgy descriptions... Mmmm maybe its just you who are too fussy!

Bought from this company many times and never had a problem with their customer services.

When there has been an issue with a product they have resolved it instantly.
1 Like #28
Sykobabble;4434976
Dodgy descriptions... Mmmm maybe its just you who are too fussy!
Bought from this company many times and never had a problem with their customer services.
When there has been an issue with a product they have resolved it instantly.


Dead right I am fussy. Since when has fussy been a negative attribute? Fussy comes from learning the long and hard way from being messed around over many years, watching others being messed around and that now money is not so easy to come by, I consider it a great virtue, won by applying wisdom and experience too - I worked in the same open office as a Trading Standards department for a number of years, and they taught me much of what I know on top of my own professional experience of dealing with companies large and small! :thumbsup:

It appears others have not been so fortunate as you. It is the one real improvement for buyers over the past 15+ years - with the Internet it is now so easy to check a company out - In the past everyone was on their own. If you don't take notice of the obvious signs of poorer dealers, such as dubious evasive descriptions or terms; or a plentiful track record of poor service, then that's up to you - I won't be the one complaining when things go wrong. There are plenty of other retailers around, and so what if it means missing a tiny saving in money, the real saving in GRIEF and HASSLE is worth a good amount of money to me.
#29
nihcaj
Dead right I am fussy. Since when has fussy been a negative attribute? Fussy comes from learning the long and hard way from being messed around over many years, watching others being messed around and that now money is not so easy to come by, I consider it a great virtue, won by applying wisdom and experience too - I worked in the same open office as a Trading Standards department for a number of years, and they taught me much of what I know on top of my own professional experience of dealing with companies large and small! :thumbsup:

It appears others have not been so fortunate as you. It is the one real improvement for buyers over the past 15+ years - with the Internet it is now so easy to check a company out - In the past everyone was on their own. If you don't take notice of the obvious signs of poorer dealers, such as dubious evasive descriptions or terms; or a plentiful track record of poor service, then that's up to you - I won't be the one complaining when things go wrong. There are plenty of other retailers around, and so what if it means missing a tiny saving in money, the real saving in GRIEF and HASSLE is worth a good amount of money to me.


Good point well made!
#30
nihcaj

If you don't like it don't read it.

and If you don't like refurbs - don't post about them - or at least don't post your ignorance about them...

Your droning about "learning the long and hard way from being messed around over many years, watching others being messed around and that now money is not so easy to come by, I consider it a great virtue" applies as much to brand-new goods as it does to refurbs or anything else for that matter.

The FACT is that the same consumer laws apply to refurbs - you still have the DSR to evaluate the goods - you still have the SoGA to return goods under too - the 'warranty' being less than 12 months means nothing at all.

The ONLY difference is that refurbs you should expect a degree of cosmetic 'harm' in terms of scratches etc. - don't get into thinking they'll be 'mint' and you'll be fine (they're cheaper for a reason and all that) - and even then the DSR allows you to return something which isn't as good as you'd like it to be - I'm failing to see the big issue

In fact "now money is not so easy to come by, I consider it a great virtue" SHOULD mean you're keener on refurbs than new goods - after all they often mean items for VASTLY less cash!!??

In the case of the HP Laptops which BigPockets was selling as refurbs recently, they still have upto 12 months manufacturers collect-and-return warranty left (3 years from new)

So report me for 'abusing' you as many times as you like - you're still talking nonsense...

p.s. I'm also sceptical of using the Internet to sound out 'bad sellers' because I could tell you a truly nasty horror story about every online retailer there is - Amazon, Play, Aria (I know dozens for them), Dabs, eBuyer - the list goes on - they ALL have their bad days and everyone has nightmares with people sooner or later.

The problem with the Internet is that it's this big magnet/melting pot of WHINGERS and so the negatives build up and the positives (and let's be honest - people don't go out of their way to cheer as much as they do to moan!) get drowned out...

All people have to do is buy things with their brains on and their eyes open - be a bit realistic - oh and ignore the over enthusiastic positives and all the naysaying negatives :)

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