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Bought my first laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by geej, Oct 19, 2005.

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    Well I did it. I broke down and bought my first laptop. It was a used refurbished IBM. I like the little pinhead pointing device on IBM. I paid $407.00 including shipping. It was a PIII 1.0ghz, 512 mb ram, 14.1" TFT screen, 20 gig hard disk, DVD-ROM, Win XP Pro.
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    I have a new desktop I just bought in July after my stuff got fried during an electrical storm. Even when it was plugged into a Triplite battery back up and surge protectors.

    This will be my first laptop. It has S-Video so I can hook into a projector if need be if I do any presentations. I think 1.0 ghz will be fast enought to do word processing and surf the net. I'll need to get a PCMCIA card for wireless connectivity though.

    I tried buying several on UBID but couldn't get the price I wanted. The auction format seems to be a big waste of time. Especially on UBid where they extend the auction for an additional 10 minutes. That's totally lame. Good for them though, bad for the bidder.

    I bought the laptop from a place called, Dealshooter.com. I searched briefly on the net for any positive or negative feedback about them. I couldn't find anything. I looked at their domain whois information and it showed it registered since 2004.

    I took the risk and I'll have to wait and see what happens. I emailed them and haven't heard back from them. But this was at 9 pm est. So if it's a one man operation that's understandable. Time will tell what the outcome will be.
     
    geej, Oct 19, 2005 IP
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    >> I like the little pinhead pointing device on IBM

    I love that little red button!
     
    exam, Oct 19, 2005 IP
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    I hope you get a lot of use out of your laptop.
    I bought mine in August for just about $1400 from Dell.
    I've used it one week and not once since.
    What a waste. I never should have gotten it.
    I bought it to bring on a week long trip.
     
    melaniejk, Oct 19, 2005 IP
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    I'll take it, I could put it to good use :D
     
    exam, Oct 21, 2005 IP
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    Awesome, Ive always wanted a laptop. But I simply cant afford one at the moment.
     
    Pixel Dynamics, Oct 23, 2005 IP
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    Dear geej
    Thanks for shopping from dealshooter.com. We started do business with these website a month ago, But we are still a middle company located in Raleigh for 10 yrs. I can tell you we are trusted company.
    I think you have received your laptop two week ago. Hope you like it and leave some positive feedback for us.
    Thanks
    www.dealshooter.com
     
    dealshooter, Nov 2, 2005 IP
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    palespyder Psycho Ninja

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    Are you serious? :rolleyes:
     
    palespyder, Nov 2, 2005 IP
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    sure. We are also looking for business partners.
     
    dealshooter, Nov 2, 2005 IP
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    Too bad you don't have international shipping..
     
    kandeman, Nov 2, 2005 IP
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    i bought my Toshiba Satellite laptop in december 2004 for around $1300 pretty satisfied with it.

    By the way congratulations geej on your new purchase.
     
    italks, Nov 2, 2005 IP
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    Something doesn't seem right. Wow this is the worst 2 man dog and pony show I've ever seen.

    Well congrats on your new laptop.
     
    Hodgedup, Nov 2, 2005 IP
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    palespyder Psycho Ninja

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    Exactly what I was thinking...

    Hodge I swear to god I am trustworthy, you have never met me but if you send me your paypal account information and bank account information I will make you 10 million richer....I mean I am saying I am trustworthy so it must be true.
     
    palespyder, Nov 2, 2005 IP
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    I've never met Palespyder before, but I would not only give him my bank account info, but would encourage other's to as well.

    Also, please buy my miracle elixir.
     
    Hodgedup, Nov 2, 2005 IP
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    GRIM Prominent Member

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    Will Bank Card and Pin # be sufficient?
     
    GRIM, Nov 2, 2005 IP
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    palespyder Psycho Ninja

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    That would be perfect, Expect the 10 million in small bills
     
    palespyder, Nov 2, 2005 IP
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    Darn, I prefer large bills

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    Henny, Nov 2, 2005 IP
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