Need a new laptop for 1L

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Re: Need a new laptop for 1L

Postby Fef619 » Fri May 14, 2010 11:37 am

I say go with a vaio if you want a good reliable laptop...they are on the rise.

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Re: Need a new laptop for 1L

Postby JOThompson » Fri May 14, 2010 12:24 pm

If anyone's buying a Macbook, make sure to utilize the student discount.

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Re: Need a new laptop for 1L

Postby Jericwithers » Fri May 14, 2010 12:39 pm

JOThompson wrote:If anyone's buying a Macbook, make sure to utilize the student discount.


Or save even more on taxes and buy it from Amazon (or anywhere else).

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Re: Need a new laptop for 1L

Postby JOThompson » Fri May 14, 2010 12:41 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
JOThompson wrote:If anyone's buying a Macbook, make sure to utilize the student discount.


Or save even more on taxes and buy it from Amazon (or anywhere else).

For a new Macbook, the Apple store discounted price is still slightly cheaper than Amazon. Good point about the taxes though, I'll go do some hunting.

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Re: Need a new laptop for 1L

Postby Jericwithers » Fri May 14, 2010 12:43 pm

JOThompson wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
JOThompson wrote:If anyone's buying a Macbook, make sure to utilize the student discount.


Or save even more on taxes and buy it from Amazon (or anywhere else).

For a new Macbook, the Apple store discounted price is still slightly cheaper than Amazon. Good point about the taxes though, I'll go do some hunting.


The 8.25% they charge here in Texas makes it cheaper to buy most anything from a 'click and mortar' store; still about $20 cheaper than getting it from Apple.

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Re: Need a new laptop for 1L

Postby zeth006 » Fri May 14, 2010 8:23 pm

JOThompson wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
JOThompson wrote:If anyone's buying a Macbook, make sure to utilize the student discount.


Or save even more on taxes and buy it from Amazon (or anywhere else).

For a new Macbook, the Apple store discounted price is still slightly cheaper than Amazon. Good point about the taxes though, I'll go do some hunting.


If you're looking to save money, you missed the Fry's deal that was going on for several hours. $999 before $8.95 shipping or in-store pickup. Taxes killed it for Californians.

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Re: Need a new laptop for 1L

Postby Jericwithers » Fri May 14, 2010 9:05 pm

zeth006 wrote:
JOThompson wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
JOThompson wrote:If anyone's buying a Macbook, make sure to utilize the student discount.


Or save even more on taxes and buy it from Amazon (or anywhere else).

For a new Macbook, the Apple store discounted price is still slightly cheaper than Amazon. Good point about the taxes though, I'll go do some hunting.


If you're looking to save money, you missed the Fry's deal that was going on for several hours. $999 before $8.95 shipping or in-store pickup. Taxes killed it for Californians.


and Texans. I LOVE frys though.

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Re: Need a new laptop for 1L

Postby hopingforaJD » Sat May 15, 2010 1:44 am

go to bestbuy. they having awesome deals on hp and gateway notebooks.

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Re: Need a new laptop for 1L

Postby hopingforaJD » Sat May 15, 2010 1:45 am

Jericwithers wrote:
and Texans. I LOVE frys though.


You can't beat frys. I just bought a new router for 20 bucks.

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Re: Need a new laptop for 1L

Postby kalvano » Sat May 15, 2010 2:21 am

hopingforaJD wrote:go to bestbuy. they having awesome deals on hp and gateway notebooks.



Perhaps if you go down to the street corner, the local crack whore will give you a cheap case of the clap, too.

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Re: Need a new laptop for 1L

Postby JOThompson » Sat May 15, 2010 2:26 am

kalvano wrote:
hopingforaJD wrote:go to bestbuy. they having awesome deals on hp and gateway notebooks.



Perhaps if you go down to the street corner, the local crack whore will give you a cheap case of the clap, too.

Oh, my new favorite poster.

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Re: Need a new laptop for 1L

Postby Duralex » Sun May 16, 2010 9:29 am

Just wanted to say that lately Provantage has been displacing Frys and Newegg for me when ordering routers, switches and the like. I have no idea where the hell they came from, but I noticed them a couple months ago. They have hard to find stuff too, like HPNA or MoCA bridges to bridge ethernet over existing coax or phone cabling in the home. They also carry a good amount of non-computer stuff --decent selection of bags and briefcases, for instance. They are out of Ohio, so no tax to CA (or TX.) I've been very pleased with them so far.

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Re: Need a new laptop for 1L

Postby Jericwithers » Sun May 16, 2010 12:43 pm

Duralex wrote:Just wanted to say that lately Provantage has been displacing Frys and Newegg for me when ordering routers, switches and the like. I have no idea where the hell they came from, but I noticed them a couple months ago. They have hard to find stuff too, like HPNA or MoCA bridges to bridge ethernet over existing coax or phone cabling in the home. They also carry a good amount of non-computer stuff --decent selection of bags and briefcases, for instance. They are out of Ohio, so no tax to CA (or TX.) I've been very pleased with them so far.


Thanks, I'll have to check it out. This weekend is Fry's 25th anniversary though, so I doubt Provantage can beat Fry's 'coke and a hotdog' for 25cents deal (not to mention Charlie Chip is going to be there!).

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Re: Need a new laptop for 1L

Postby Matthies » Sun May 16, 2010 1:09 pm

Microcenter has been geting all my biz lately, last week I got a 2TB Seagate internal for $99 bucks and this week I picked me up one of the those new six core AMD procs for $199!

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Re: Need a new laptop for 1L

Postby vexion » Sun May 16, 2010 5:44 pm

Matthies wrote:Last week I got a 2TB Seagate internal for $99 bucks

:shock: Where do I get wind of these deals?

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Re: Need a new laptop for 1L

Postby Matthies » Sun May 16, 2010 6:51 pm

vexion wrote:
Matthies wrote:Last week I got a 2TB Seagate internal for $99 bucks

:shock: Where do I get wind of these deals?


http://www.microcenter.com/ sing up for the e-mail news letter, sometimes they have e-mail only deals as well, I seriously don't understand how they stay in biz with the prices they offer on sale stuff




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