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Now a days online shopping is the best option. You can compare your product on different ecommerce site and order from where it is having lowest rate.

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Except you don't see screen quality, which was actually the reason I was considering the Dell, and looking back, maybe I underrated that aspect.
 

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Where can you get a good laptop cheap.
They all seem to gouge for more memory or a SSD, anyone have luck lately?
I know it's always the case they charge a bit more than the retail price difference, but it seems adding a SSD is $500, or moving up to 8gb of memory is a few hundred.

I'm tempted to just buy a laptop and upgrade those components right away.
Just check out the local bestbuy and get a 500$ laptop(if not then just order off amazon). It'll run all your needs for the average consumer. Any higher end stuff you should just buy a computer.
 

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Just check out the local bestbuy and get a 500$ laptop(if not then just order off amazon). It'll run all your needs for the average consumer. Any higher end stuff you should just buy a computer.
I wouldn't buy from Bestbuy, Costco is often cheaper with a better return policy.

A Laptop IS a computer, I don't really understand your point. I prefer a desktop, but I actually need a laptop for some things.
 

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Although, it’s down to personal choice and budget, but I wouldn’t be playing with quality just for sake of price. I like decent screen size while I am okay with slightly higher price, at least it’s worthy. I go with HP mainly while Dell is also decent choice.
 

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I would not buy this kind of thing on craigslist. Besides the issue of it being potentially stolen or used for a crime, laptops are rather delicate things, and you have no idea how it was treated. Laptops are cheap enough that you can just buy one online through a reputable web site. Or Costco, as mentioned (though I've never tried this).

I also would not buy refurbished. I would buy a refurbished lamp, but not a computer. Check out the following places. I have purchased quite a bit of equipment from all three -- I've bought printers, monitors, and a laptop (at Tiger Direct retail store). They often have deals of the week and we're in a good times for promotions, from now til February probably:

NCIX: http://www.ncix.com
Direct Canada: https://www.directcanada.com
Tiger Direct: http://www.tigerdirect.ca (also have retail stores in Toronto & Mississauga)
 

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I also would not buy refurbished. I would buy a refurbished lamp, but not a computer.
I disagree. I have bought refurbished Lenovo laptops, Nikons and unlocked Samsung phones. Each looked brand new and there was considerable cost savings over buying new. I would not hesitate to buy refurbished from a reputable vendor.
 

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Best way is to read some reviews on websites like Cnet or go to a local store and play with some laptops to find out which one will good for your needs.
 
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