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7y, 3m agoPosted 7 years, 3 months ago
Having seen this lovely second hand laptop on Bigpockets.com (2 gig of ram and a decent sized HD - for us anyway), I'm about to part with £189.99 of my hard-earned.

http://www.bigpockets.co.uk/product.php?nav=227&product=SOLV093&title=HP+Compaq+NC6220+Centrino+1.73Ghz+-+2Gb+-+80Gb+-+DVD-ROM%2FCDRW+-+Wireless+WiFi+-+14.1+inch+TFT+-+Win+XP+Pro

But before I do can anyone else recommend another reputable online used laptop company. I'm just a little perturbed you have to conduct all your business via the net with Bigpockets and in the event of something going wrong you can't get to speak to a real person. Thanks.
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7y, 3m agoPosted 7 years, 3 months ago
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Very difficult this area; you can have a look at the Dell Outlet section, which has some refurbished laptops. If you can stretch to £400, then Aldi supermarkets regularly have offers on top-spec, new laptops, with a very good 3-year warranty and all the latest stuff, bly-ray included. With this you would be future-proffed, you need to consider this because software takes up massive amounts of memory, RAM and hard disk. I would suggest a minimum of 4gig. You may say that you wil not have too much on it, never happens, even virus/online protection takess a kot of memory. Then is this thing called 'Crapwarre' that loads when you boot ans you never use and id veyr difficult to remove - you should use CCleaner to remove these and all should be ok.
Back to the issue, you may think £190 is good, and it appears to be, but I am not sure because you don't inlcude the full spec. I don't think it willl be ok. My advice remains, wait for Aldi and gt that one. Their site is www.aldi.com, adn the actual laptop is a Medion Akoya, wesite www.medion.co.uk (maybe com, not sure).
I would strongly advise not to buy second-hand, consider the question, why did the previous owner get rif of it? Main issues why are: speed (too little memory, inferior proprocessor, low battery life, lack of other hardward/software (good DVD-RW, Bluetooth, Webcam, etc.). Therefore, I would say stay away.
Good luck, I am sure others will soon come in with some good advice.
pg
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pgotecha
Very difficult this area; you can have a look at the Dell Outlet section, which has some refurbished laptops. If you can stretch to £400, then Aldi supermarkets regularly have offers on top-spec, new laptops, with a very good 3-year warranty and all the latest stuff, bly-ray included. With this you would be future-proffed, you need to consider this because software takes up massive amounts of memory, RAM and hard disk. I would suggest a minimum of 4gig. You may say that you wil not have too much on it, never happens, even virus/online protection takess a kot of memory. Then is this thing called 'Crapwarre' that loads when you boot ans you never use and id veyr difficult to remove - you should use CCleaner to remove these and all should be ok.
Back to the issue, you may think £190 is good, and it appears to be, but I am not sure because you don't inlcude the full spec. I don't think it willl be ok. My advice remains, wait for Aldi and gt that one. Their site is www.aldi.com, adn the actual laptop is a Medion Akoya, wesite www.medion.co.uk (maybe com, not sure).
I would strongly advise not to buy second-hand, consider the question, why did the previous owner get rif of it? Main issues why are: speed (too little memory, inferior proprocessor, low battery life, lack of other hardward/software (good DVD-RW, Bluetooth, Webcam, etc.). Therefore, I would say stay away.
Good luck, I am sure others will soon come in with some good advice.
pg


Thanks for the sage advice. The Aldi £400 ones are way out of my league (one day though, one day...), so will give the Dell Outlet a wizz. I did post the link to the £189 laptop which, on spec, does seem good. Just the lack of a phone number is setting alarm bells off for me.
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I should rephrase this. Namely, has anyone bought a used laptop from Bigpockets, and if so how did they rate the whole experience?

Thinking I might do this as a new post!
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trudiandsteve;6636420
I should rephrase this. Namely, has anyone bought a used laptop from Bigpockets, and if so how did they rate the whole experience?

Thinking I might do this as a new post!


[FONT=Verdana]I purchased a refurbished HP Compaq NC2400 Laptop from them (hardly any signs of use to be honest) - it was a decent price but unfortunately it was faulty after the first day's worth of use (I assumed it was damaged in transit).

I managed to get the laptop sent back to them and the amount refunded (they didn't have any others in stock) but they worked quite well to get it all done - it is a bit strange dealing with them only via email and their help system but it leaves a handy audit trail if any problems crop up.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
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Scotty Boy
[FONT=Verdana]I purchased a refurbished HP Compaq NC2400 Laptop from them (hardly any signs of use to be honest) - it was a decent price but unfortunately it was faulty after the first day's worth of use (I assumed it was damaged in transit).

I managed to get the laptop sent back to them and the amount refunded (they didn't have any others in stock) but they worked quite well to get it all done - it is a bit strange dealing with them only via email and their help system but it leaves a handy audit trail if any problems crop up.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]


I think that's swung it for me (and them). Thanks for all your help guys.

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