[TriLUG] sources of second hand laptops?
nick at src-dst.com
Sat Jan 31 21:18:19 EST 2009
----- "Andy Random" <andy.random at gmail.com> wrote:
| From: "Andy Random" <andy.random at gmail.com>
| To: "Triangle Linux Users Group General Discussion" <trilug at trilug.org>
| Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2009 5:53:37 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
| Subject: [TriLUG] sources of second hand laptops?
| I want to buy a laptop for a friend in NC and install Linux (most
| Ubuntu) to give her an introduction to Linux.
| As noted before I'm in England, but will be visiting NC in April. I
| buy a laptop here and take it with me, I know of several place in the
| that sell second hand/refurbished laptops at reasonable prices, but
| would mean an English KB and paying UK sales tax (VAT) at 15%... so I
| wondering if it might be better to arrange the purchase of the machine
| the US, and just install Linux while I'm there.
| However I don't have a clue where to start looking (google aside) or
| sites might be reputable dealers and which ones might be rip off
| Any recommendations for sellers of second user laptops? I'm looking
| for a
| machine somewhere in the 1.4-2.0GHz range with 512MB or 1GB RAM, at
| a 30 GB HD and at least a CD (preferably DVD) drive.
| All suggestions of sites to look at or even sites to avoid gratefully
Years ago the company I worked for would sell pallets of old PCs (IE Refresh) to retrobox which is dba http://www.intechraoutlet.com/home/ -- Might be worth a look.
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