Found 20th Oct 2009
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.

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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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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 ]aldi.com, adn the actual laptop is a Medion Akoya, wesite ]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;6634966

Very difficult this area; you can have a look at the Dell Outlet section, … 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!

trudiandsteve;6636420

I should rephrase this. Namely, has anyone bought a used laptop from … 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;6638640

[FONT=Verdana]I purchased a refurbished HP Compaq NC2400 Laptop from them … [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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