Refurbished Lenovo i5 laptops X201 / T410 / T510 / X220 / T420 / X230 / T430 from only £129.98 @ 3000rpm.com
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Refurbished Lenovo i5 laptops X201 / T410 / T510 / X220 / T420 / X230 / T430 from only £129.98 @ 3000rpm.com

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Found 15th Nov 2014
Just got an email from this site with the prices on refurbed Lenovo laptops. I previously posted a deal a couple of months ago and got mega heat but this time all of them are reduced again and some additional models to choose from also.

I dont need one as got one last time but the price seems silly cheap for what they are? i5 for just under £130!!

I also remember a few people said that when they got theres they checked with lenovo and they were still under warranty with them

I have bought from them a few times before for media players and a laptop and found them to be pretty fast on the delivery and decent prices, hope it helps a few people

sorry forgot to add but they can also paint them, i got a blue one but would be ideal for xmas pressies!!!



Caution: Read the reviews of the seller before placing the order!
- akodalikar

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would any of these be good for a kid to use for gaming? mineral? thanks

Original Poster

i will be honest i am not 100% sure, send them an email and maybe they can help ?

hornetsam

i will be honest i am not 100% sure, send them an email and maybe they … i will be honest i am not 100% sure, send them an email and maybe they can help ?



have done now thanks

Banned

speacock36

would any of these be good for a kid to use for gaming? mineral? thanks



Afraid not. You need to look for a laptop with a dedicated graphics card.

anybody dealt with this company before? whats the customer service like etc

Great post for me since I'm after a new laptop for low demand, general use. With that in mind which offers the best value for money in terms of spec and longevity? 4GB is fine I'm sure. Thanks OP

Look pretty decent spec .

stustustu85

anybody dealt with this company before? whats the customer service like … anybody dealt with this company before? whats the customer service like etc



You might want to read this thread (all of it): hotukdeals.com/dea…639

Any 15" screens?

Taken the plunge .. Rude not to at that price ..on their eBay page the same laptops are listed for higher prices. Thanks OP

Original Poster

np, worth pointing out i was more than happy its maybe as i didnt expect brand new. but as i read anyone that wasnt happy was offered a different one or refund.

i dont trust many retailers these days but when you get that kind of service i always look there 1st these days

Whitedot

You might want to read this thread (all of it): … You might want to read this thread (all of it): http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/refurbished-lenovo-i5-laptops-x201-t410-x220-t420-from-only-149-98-3000rpm-com-1993639



I haven't needed customer service from them as the x201 they sent me was excellent.

only thing is the specs state XGA screen resolution thats 1024x768!!

I didn't buy from this seller but did buy a refurb T410 the week before last from a company selling refurbs on ebay. Just swapped the harddrive for an SSD (£70) and it's a brilliant laptop.
Almost annually I've bought a new laptop and always bought the cheaper ones around £280-£300. Last year I thought I'd spend more and bought a Lenovo (I forget the model number) for about £500. From day one I hated Windows 8, hated the annoying touchpad and hated the keyboard. I've had it 9 months and enough was enough. The Lenovo T410 is excellent though, a fantastic keyboard an excellent built quality.Although it's a few years old I believe it originally cost about £1000 and you can tell.
These refurbs definitely get my thumbs up. I did consider buying from 3000rpm but have heard some bad things about them.

Banned

I'VE BOUGHT ONE FROM HERE, THEY GAVE IT WITH AN OLD USELESS BATTERY. WOULDN'T RECOMMEND, GO TO SOME WHERE LIKE CEX FOR PREOWNED WORKING LAPTOPS, BATTERY YET BUY A NEW ONE!!

Good spec system them for the price for certain.

Jimmyboy

I didn't buy from this seller but did buy a refurb T410 the week before … I didn't buy from this seller but did buy a refurb T410 the week before last from a company selling refurbs on ebay. Just swapped the harddrive for an SSD (£70) and it's a brilliant laptop.Almost annually I've bought a new laptop and always bought the cheaper ones around £280-£300. Last year I thought I'd spend more and bought a Lenovo (I forget the model number) for about £500. From day one I hated Windows 8, hated the annoying touchpad and hated the keyboard. I've had it 9 months and enough was enough. The Lenovo T410 is excellent though, a fantastic keyboard an excellent built quality.Although it's a few years old I believe it originally cost about £1000 and you can tell.These refurbs definitely get my thumbs up. I did consider buying from 3000rpm but have heard some bad things about them.



Why would you buy a new laptop every year?

If you buy an X220, cross your fingers that you get one with an IPS screen. The standard screens are pretty rubbish (I sold my one because of it).
Great laptops aside from the screens though.
Heat

bigly96

I'VE BOUGHT ONE FROM HERE, THEY GAVE IT WITH AN OLD USELESS BATTERY. … I'VE BOUGHT ONE FROM HERE, THEY GAVE IT WITH AN OLD USELESS BATTERY. WOULDN'T RECOMMEND, GO TO SOME WHERE LIKE CEX FOR PREOWNED WORKING LAPTOPS, BATTERY YET BUY A NEW ONE!!



I CAN'T HEAR YOU. COULD YOU SPEAK A LITTLE LOUDER PLEASE

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

Look back at the historic threads on 3000rpm and is you still buy, good luck. You'll need it.

They have the worse customer service I've ever come across and are happy to send you broken goods.

AVOID.

Edited by: "abaxas" 15th Nov 2014

Whitedot

You might want to read this thread (all of it): … You might want to read this thread (all of it): http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/refurbished-lenovo-i5-laptops-x201-t410-x220-t420-from-only-149-98-3000rpm-com-1993639



As I said I that thread...
'Avoid 3000 rpm.....please!

I have not used them but a few months ago so many folk had problems with them, you couldn't do anything but grasp these are not a company to do business with.
That deal, plus others, were posted by the same person, who only posted 3000 rpm deals. Its smelt a tad fishy, shall we say. People were not getting the deal that was being advertised and having real problems. Those deals started 'I've just got an e-mail..'

Then another 3000rpm Lenovo deal was posted. Again by the same person. When somebody (again) raised problems with the company, the original poster disclosed a lot of personal information on the individuals transaction that would only have been known by the owner, or someone at the company. In disclosing the personal information he also ridiculed the person who had raised legitimate concerns.

I alerted HUKD and the deal was pulled, as was other deals by the poster. Which highlights a risk with HUKD, all that information that shouts avoid 3000 rpm, avoid like the plague, is not readily available.

On the computers, then I can recommend Lenovo computers such as x220, t400, t410, t420 etc. They are cracking machines. We have an X220 and T400. Thankfully not from 3000rpm, and that's why they were great value and in fantastic condition.

I'm in no way associating Sam with that person. But as a company 3000rpm are the kind of organisation that on so many levels needs to be avoided.'

There were a number of people not satisfied from the last thread, but some were. You pays your money.....

hornetsam

i dont trust many retailers these days but when you get that kind of … i dont trust many retailers these days but when you get that kind of service i always look there 1st these days



Are you completely ignorant of all the negative comments in your previous thread?

how to get the i5 laptop for £130

Banned

mister.c.

Are you completely ignorant of all the negative comments in your previous … Are you completely ignorant of all the negative comments in your previous thread?



wow was genuinely interested - but looking through all that I'm put well off!!

Some of the glowing references in the previous thread

'What a joke of a company. It takes a matter of seconds to visually inspect machines for physical damage, which they should do and then grade and sell them accordingly. Other companies who sell refurbished ex-corporate equipment do this - SCC Trade, for example, categorise their laptops into grade A, B or C, with the latter being units which have physical damage, which is specified on the item page.'

'Ordered on Fri 5th Sep
Received on Fri 12th Sep
Returned damaged laptop on Mon 15th Sep
Acknowledged receipt on Tue 16th Sep and referred for refund
Refunded on Tue 23 Sep'

'Still no updates on my RMA; starting to get massively **** off with this shoddy outfit now and regret doing business with them. I agree with whoever suggested a 'blacklist' of shady companies like this, and judging by the number of dissatisfied customers in this thread alone, it would've saved lots of people a lot of time and hassle.'

'Great...
Laptop turned up today and it has to go back.
1) 5 keys with all lettering rubbed off
2) peeling rubber on lid
3) huge gouge on lid.
What a bunch of ****''

'Okay, just taken delivery of my X220 from 3000rpm; here's a quick report:
Positives:
Good overall condition; mostly clean (see below) and no obvious marks (but quite a shiny keyboard)
320GB Seagate HDD (as opposed to 160GB in listing)
Lenovos' Power Manager utility reports battery condition as 'good', but it does have 240 cycles
In warranty until next month
Supplied with official Lenovo 65W PSU
Webcam

Negatives:
Took a week to arrive
One of the rubber feet is missing
No fingerprint reader
65W (not 90W) PSU
A bit of brown gunk stuck to the rubber Thinkpad 'nipple' pointer thing
EDIT: For ****'s sake, just noticed that 2 of the 3 USB ports are broken. How hard is it to check the ports before they ship the orders out? Sending it back.
EDIT #2: The centre 'pin' in the power input is missing too - the metal connectors are still present but nothing reinforcing them.
I'd advise everyone to check all of the ports on their units'

'I bought a laptop from 3000rpm last week. Despite having it in writing that the laptop was functional, it was not. They *refuse* to take phone calls about it and demand that everything goes via tickets, tickets that take 1 to 2 days to get addressed between updates. The RMA process was "submit a ticket", two days later the ticket said "fill in this RMA" and ticket closed. Left nowhere as tickets are closed and they refuse to take phone calls although two different person told that they they would send me a replacement keyboard.

On the one occasion I did get hold of someone that took their fingers out of the ears, his line was "well do you work 24 hours a day 7 days a week?". I was told I would have a response by close of play today and surprise surprise, nothing.
Ive been left with a laptop that is not fit for purpose, with a broken keyboard and a USB port that doesnt work after it looks like someone took to it with a screwdriver in a fit of rage. I would never touch these guys again, ever. Buyer beware, you get what you pay for and that doesnt seem to include service'

'Hmmmm
New one arrived today in much better condition other than.....
1) lots of small scratches on the screen
2) stick on key caps where not all match the original keys.
3) lacks some rubber feet.
4) broken lid
Not sure what to do other than shout 'C*N*S' at the top of my voice'

'Broken lid- Cracked to the extent you can see the wires and ribbons,
Missing ports and others damaged,
Scuffed to bare Metal in multiple places,
Missing most feet,
Gouges in lid as if someone attacked with a knife.

Calling these Refurbs is laughable at best, trending more to fraud... There is nothing on the unit that could be classed as being refurb’d past giving the screen a wipe of a damp cloth'

brohood

Why would you buy a new laptop every year?



Because after a year they each seemed to be running really slowly. However as I say I was buying pretty budget ones and using them for work.

I still remember the phone conversation between me and 3000rpm.... paraphrased

Me - 'You sent me a laptop that has all the letters rubbed of the keys'
3000rpm pleb - 'We are happy to send you a pack of stickers to cover the keys'
Me - 'I'm not very happy with this service can I speak with a manager?'
3000rpm pleb - 'Sorry, but no managers work during business hours'.

(insert swear word that would be starred out if I said it) off.



Edited by: "abaxas" 15th Nov 2014

Voted hot but seems like the company is awful. Should be cold

For those sold items not as advertised and they refuse to refund or resolve, I would advise you take it up with your bank
Edited by: "kiish" 15th Nov 2014

Original Poster

mister.c.

Are you completely ignorant of all the negative comments in your previous … Are you completely ignorant of all the negative comments in your previous thread?



nope i seen them but if a company seem to sell a lot not everyone will be happy. i only posted this due to the fact i have been happy with them and i got some hotukdeal badges. as sad as it was it made my day i found a bargain and thought this may do better due to there lower price

I bought one last time and am very pleased with it (x220). I replaced the hard drive with an ssd and now it is blisteringly fast..

The only thing bad about the laptop is th screen but that isn't the sellers fault...

Firstly, bear-in-mind that these should be covered by the DSR, - so if you get one which is worn, tatty, wrong screen or whatever - you can return it (tho the return cost is likely at your cost unless they forget to specify that in the checkout process?) for a refund with no excuse required.

I would like to know what Category of refurb they are selling tho - because there's quite a difference - (and their prices suggest they're at the bottom end!!)

Cat A - perfect working order, no damage, only thing which may be screwed is the battery
Cat B - working order but may have minor damage/scratches/marks which do not affect it's use
Cat C - stuff might not work (usually listed), tatty and scratched and cracked and broken laptops live here tho

Bear-in-mind that ALL refurb laptops may have near-dead batteries - that's the risk you take with those EVERY time with EVERY seller.

Things like wrong PSUs and missing feet are easily fixed but damaged ports are not. Also be aware that some of the X series will not take a 'normal sized' SSD/HDD - they require a slimline unit which can be more expensive to find if you want to go that route

I use an X200 daily and apart from a slightly **** network card (I've had 3 - all the same) it's a fine machine which has lasted amazingly well.
Edited by: "therealjohnpeat" 15th Nov 2014

1 month warranty great?

What processor? Worst i5 you can get I imagine.

therealjohnpeat

Firstly, bear-in-mind that these should be covered by the DSR, - so if … Firstly, bear-in-mind that these should be covered by the DSR, - so if you get one which is worn, tatty, wrong screen or whatever - you can return it (tho the return cost is likely at your cost unless they forget to specify that in the checkout process?) for a refund with no excuse required.I would like to know what Category of refurb they are selling tho - because there's quite a difference - (and their prices suggest they're at the bottom end!!)Cat A - perfect working order, no damage, only thing which may be screwed is the batteryCat B - working order but may have minor damage/scratches/marks which do not affect it's useCat C - stuff might not work (usually listed), tatty and scratched and cracked and broken laptops live here thoBear-in-mind that ALL refurb laptops may have near-dead batteries - that's the risk you take with those EVERY time with EVERY seller.Things like wrong PSUs and missing feet are easily fixed but damaged ports are not. Also be aware that some of the X series will not take a 'normal sized' SSD/HDD - they require a slimline unit which can be more expensive to find if you want to go that routeI use an X200 daily and apart from a slightly **** network card (I've had 3 - all the same) it's a fine machine which has lasted amazingly well.



I've bought quite a few 'grade B' laptops from SCC trade, which all have been exactly as described. The two x220s I got from 3000rpm were all grade C using your system.

I gave up with 3000rpm and bought a proper refurbed x200s from ebay.



Edited by: "abaxas" 15th Nov 2014

These will be ex corporate laptops. Some will have lived very hard lives, others will be near immaculate having spent their lives moving between a desk dock and a drawer. Keyboards will vary from worn out (as in few letters visible, smooth shiny keys) and untouched. Others will have served as someone's lunch plate for 3 years (you would not believe how disgusting some of the laptops get in our place). Assume the batteries are worn out and little more than a 15 minute UPS.

Remember that even though these sold for ~£1200 each new, the innards are not a lot different to something that would have been £450 at PC World at the time - the extra went on the case build quality, TPN chips you'll never use and support.

Take a punt, but spending £200 on the new breed of atom laptops will probably be a better occasional computer with a battery that works. If you're buying one to run a home server / lab on then snap them up they'll probably give you good service for another 10 years with a decent CPU and probably a reasonable amount of RAM.

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My two cents:

I bought an x220 a few months back last time this deal was posted, palmrest was cracked and little red joystick button was missing so i emailed them

They sent me out a new button this week and refunded me £15.00, i picked up a new palmrest this week from ali express for £17.00 and fitted it about 2 hours ago

I installed an mx100 256gb ssd and i could not be more happier, i put win 8.1 on it and it is blisteringly fast

Their customer service was excellent with me personally, sure there were minor things i was not happy with but its not a brand new laptop so i half expected there to be some signs of wear

Moaners give it a miss, people who are pretty computer literate and have no issue possibly swapping a part out go for it

They offered me a full refund when i contacted them as well

picture at top the way it came

Edited by: "gap30" 16th Nov 2014

Got a laptop from here for the mrs's birthday a couple of months back, brilliant little machines and snappy. As for someone saying about 'received with a useless battery', this is disclosed on the website as these machines are refurbs and all batteries at minumum will have a working battery and half an hour charge, It's just pot luck with machine you get. Fast service, great machine; would highly recommend!

guys, i have sold x230 on ebay for 450, so this is def good price

150quid with 500gb hard drive + if your a vat registered company you can claim the vat back - absolute bargain - ordered and heat added

Excellent laptops, particularly the X220, but caveat emptor applies when dealing with these cowboys. They should be shut down.
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