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Places To Avoid Buying Laptops - Direct Laptops Lovers, Issue #002
October 07, 2006
There are tons of places to purchase a new or used laptop. But how do you seperate the good places from the bad ones?

When purchasing a laptop, whether it be online or somewhere else. There are certainly some places that you should probably avoid.

1. Retailers

Places such as Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and other big name stores that sell laptops. Why is this? Because you can certainly find better deals elsewhere.

Retailers tack on an additional cost so that they can make a profit. But if you purchase directly from the manufacturer, you avoid these added costs and save money. Dell is a great example of this.

Yes, buying laptops from retailers has it's own nice benefits. You can see, touch, and feel the laptop before purchasing. But it is in no way the cheapest place to get a laptop.

2. Ebay

If you see an incredible deal on a new laptop on eBay, 99.9% of the time it's not worth it!

It just doesn't make sense!

How could someone be able to sell it for cheap. They have to buy it from the person who made it. So they certainly can't profit from it unless they sell it for more money!

It's kind of like the retailer example. Someone has to tack on an additional cost to make a profit.

New laptops are certainly not worth it, but what about used laptops?

For most people, this isn't a good idea. There are just too many things that you need to know about a used laptop before purchasing it. I'm not saying that buying a used laptop is wrong. Because it certainly isn't!

But getting a laptop that you have no chance of seeing first is usually a bad idea.

The only way you should even consider getting a laptop from eBay is if they are from someone with a HIGH feedback rating. And most importantly, they offer some kind of money back guarentee.

If they can't offer a guarentee it's probably junk. You simply must be able to play around with the laptop for awhile before making the full purchasing commitment.

3. A "Too Good To Be True" Laptop

As the saying goes, "if it's too good to be true, it probably isn't." If someone you don't know very well offers you an unbelievable deal on a laptop, avoid it.

For example, if a nearly brand new $1000 laptop is being offered to you for like $100 don't get it.

It's probably been stolen.

And unlike other stolen items, you can get caught pretty easily if you have a stolen laptop. There is TONS of security devices out there that can track the location of the laptop.

And if you are caught with a stolen laptop, you have some serious explaining to do!

So Where Is A Good Place To Get A Laptop

If you are interested in purchasing a new or used laptop, email me and tell me about it.

Let me know what you are interested in getting. And what you plan on using your laptop for.

And I will do my best to find you a quality laptop that is just right for you.

Until next time,

Ryan Whiteside


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