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    Question Where is the best place to buy laptops

    Well, old Father Humbug is planning his route down our chimney in a couple of months.
    The (16 year old) lad wants a Lappy and the daughter wants a netbook. Any suggestions on good sites to buy these monopoly alternatives?? Best site that I've seen is saveonlaptops, but any suggestions on alternatives are gratefully accepted.

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    Default Re: Where is the best place to buy laptops

    I've found the prices on the Dell Outlet to be fairly reasonable. You can pick up a respectable spec laptop with a warranty for a little less than the price on their website.

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    Default Re: Where is the best place to buy laptops

    some of the newer dell laptops are made of cheap shiney plastic you should stay well clear from these.

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    Default Re: Where is the best place to buy laptops

    If your not to fussed about having a receipt..i'd recommend the british computer fairs

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    Default Re: Where is the best place to buy laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanj[UK] View Post
    If your not to fussed about having a receipt..i'd recommend the british computer fairs

    if your lucky to get something that works ok, ive lost count of the things ive bought from computer fairs such as bowlers only to get home and have a faulty product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eblaster101 View Post
    some of the newer dell laptops are made of cheap shiney plastic you should stay well clear from these.
    I know the vostro 1320 looks cheap and tacky inside as I've got one but my boss got a newer vostro for his son that looked alright.

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    Default Re: Where is the best place to buy laptops

    Along with a decent laptop/netbook, I would recommend one of those cushion type things with a flat surface mate. I've had to look at loads of them over the past couple of years that family have given to the kids because of crashing/locking up problems. Usually turns out they've been overheating as the kids just use them on the bed/sofa/legs etc.

    A few have also fucked USB ports with dongles in them as well for the same reason.

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    Default Re: Where is the best place to buy laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanj[UK] View Post
    If your not to fussed about having a receipt..i'd recommend the british computer fairs
    Or down the pub

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    Default Re: Where is the best place to buy laptops

    I've found PC World refurb laptops to be nice and cheap, I've bought 2 from them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Detector View Post
    if your lucky to get something that works ok, ive lost count of the things ive bought from computer fairs such as bowlers only to get home and have a faulty product.
    I don't know about bowlers but ive bought LOADS from the bracknell fair and they have all been spot on and currently working fine

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    I've bought a few laptops from bowlers and they've all been ok, then again i've bought other things and they've been crap lol

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    Default Re: Where is the best place to buy laptops

    I'd avoid laptops for kids with a power connector on the rear, too easy to damage the connector, on the side is much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mule View Post
    I'd avoid laptops for kids with a power connector on the rear, too easy to damage the connector, on the side is much better.
    Just not the sony fw series where the power connector and power switch isn't in the main body of the laptop but a little thing tacked on that can easily be broken. Shame as I like these otherwise.

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    Default Re: Where is the best place to buy laptops

    No good experiences here buying from Bowlers an I and mates have had a few, you always think this one will be OK. Only buy new now unless its a refurb that comes with a full 12 month warranty from the manufacturer like dell outlet etc.

    Just find something you want then find the best price for it. Laptops direct are pretty completive on price some times
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    Default Re: Where is the best place to buy laptops

    Argos Clearance might be worth a look:
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    Default Re: Where is the best place to buy laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by pattikins View Post
    Argos Clearance might be worth a look:
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    They do have some right bargains - got a mate to buy his Toshiba off there and it was great for £250 I think he paid!

    It came with a piece of paper saying it had been refurbed but it looked brand new apart from the charger!

    I got my last PC one from Laptops Direct in Huddersfield, definitely worth a look too

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