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AMG_POWER 07-30-2009 02:00 PM

Looking to buy a laptop need advise.
 
I was looking for laptops found this deal... what do you think of Refurbished? never bought anything like that.

Any advise?

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...Sku=F12-150009

SuperTrooper 07-30-2009 02:06 PM

Personally I wouldn't buy anything refurbished from Tiger direct especially a laptop unless it comes with warranty. If you can wait a little longer the back to school deals will be coming out soon and you can pick up a brand new one.

325isdan 07-30-2009 02:37 PM

I bought a refurb from tigerdirect. 3 years and still going strong. it's a Gateway.

sands 07-30-2009 03:02 PM

Brand new laptops are quite cheap nowadays, so in my opinion you should just go with something new, especially for that price. Now, if you are looking for something way cheaper, try Craigslist.

Blades 07-30-2009 03:06 PM

Futureshop!


I got a $150 off my friends laptop .. we price matched against tigerdirect. You could also try to price match against canadacomputers.com. If you really want something cheap and refurbished then go to factorydirect.ca ... but get a warranty for 30 days at least .. its cheap.

sands 07-30-2009 03:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blades (Post 1330615)
Futureshop!


I got a $150 off my friends laptop .. we price matched against tigerdirect. You could also try to price match against canadacomputers.com. If you really want something cheap and refurbished then go to factorydirect.ca ... but get a warranty for 30 days at least .. its cheap.

Nice! Seriously, that's awesome. I wish I had thought of that :P

BigD 07-30-2009 03:22 PM

I agree with above, don't buy refurbished. Laptop hardrives have a much shorter halflife than desktop, and it goes down exponentially depending on the use. Same with the CPU - if someone used it in bed all the time, with the cover plugging up the vents, odds are the electronics are on their last legs. The leads for the screen flex, and the hinges get stressed - they will wear out over time.

Get a new one. I'm trying to convince myself I need a new laptop because I want the new macbook pro like there's no tomorrow. It's the best engineered piece of personal computing equipment ever made. Some of the ways may seem small until you live with them.

AMG_POWER 07-30-2009 04:12 PM

well yeah i guess its not a very good deal considering that it is refurbished...

Found the newer version one in US for the same moneyz....

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1218092150636


Do they ship them to Canada? Or i guess i have to ask some1 to buy it from US.

Blades 07-30-2009 04:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AMG_POWER (Post 1330643)
well yeah i guess its not a very good deal considering that it is refurbished...

Found the newer version one in US for the same moneyz....

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1218092150636


Do they ship them to Canada? Or i guess i have to ask some1 to buy it from US.

that would be considered grey market .. they won't do that for you. BUT you can take a drive ti buffalo (dollars good now) and buy it .. if its really worth it.

AMG_POWER 07-30-2009 04:34 PM

yeah most bestbuy sell this computer for 999 and reviews are good on it and with 1 year warranty i think this is a good buy.

DAM 07-30-2009 07:27 PM

I had an ASUS, POS, turned me to Mac

Deep 3.2TL 07-30-2009 09:57 PM

I sell new, open box and refurb units for a living - Tiger direct get's some of their gear from us too.

As far as refurb goes, IT Xchange as a company has less than a 2.5% return rate due to defect. We do over $6Million a month in sales USD.

I'd say you are pretty safe - Like noted above, get a warranty with it. We sell our own warranty, 1 or 3 years, very reasonably priced (Here's the great part - I DECIDE on my clients eligibility for warranty, not a 3rd party company. If it's a legit claim, it's done - no questions asked - scammers obviously have a harder time)

a 1 year warranty on a notebook between $500 - $1000 is $75, 3 year is $150. That's pretty reasonable.

Deep

EDIT: Oh and don't get a cheap brand like Asus or Acer refurbed - you are asking for trouble. Stick to tier 1 brands refurbed - IBM/Lenovo, HP/CPQ or even Dell are better then the cheap ass brands.

344i 07-30-2009 10:24 PM

Deep has good shit, when i did computers,I went to him all the time. When there was a issue, Deep took care of it , I highly recommend!

Deep 3.2TL 07-30-2009 10:39 PM

344i I'm lost - who are you? Obviously worked together but I don't know who this is?

NOTORIOUS VR 07-31-2009 02:28 PM

Go IBM or go home:

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...2102&srkey=x61


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