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Need help finding a computer.....

submitted on April 29, 2010 by midget in "Member's Lounge"
My friend is looking for a new computer, laptop or desktop, with limited funding. He is looking to buy this http://www.officedepot.com/a/p.....uter-With/ right now. However, I would like to help him find a better deal. Would you help him?
           

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    midget
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    Posted by midget on April 29, 2010
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    http://www.compusa.com/applica.....13&CatId=6
    He is also considering the above. However it is refurbished. Is there any problem with buying a refurbished comp.
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    Posted by midget on April 29, 2010
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    I was hoping someone would have responded. My friend sat here for the last 2 hours researching and waiting to see what advice any of you had.

    I told him some of the people here were real good at tech advice.
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    Posted by MrCheap on April 30, 2010
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    The Compaq you linked is good for office and internet but not for games. How does your friend plan to use it?
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      Posted by midget on April 30, 2010
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      Yeah, largely it's use will be for games. Problem is he only has about 300 to spend - so decisions are limited.
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    Posted by mooncow728 on April 30, 2010
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    I wish I could help but I'm afraid I can't. I just bought a new computer a few months back and couldn't find a good deal myself. I ended up buying http://www.bestbuy.com/site/As.....Id=9699016 but I think that's out of his price range.

    To me the first computer looks like a better bet.But to answer your question about refurbished items, I buy them a lot. Typically that means that the manufacturer took them back and cleaned them and probably replaced a few parts. They get it back to new quality but can no longer sell it as new so it's discounted. Typically they all carry a new warranty at that point but some items vary so check it out first. Hope that helps.

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