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hey guys should i buy Refurbished Laptop?

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  1. voidale

    voidale Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i wanna get Gateway Refurbished laptop it has amazing Specifics.
    or you i should get an new hp laptop with lower Specifics?
    any one have bought refurbished knows if that good like new?

    thanks!
     
  2. SlowNsteady

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    what a loaded question. Check the feedback of the seller. Tough to know it's a lemon until you take it for a ride. But if the seller has good feedback and has a good transaction history, it should offer a return policy and/or warranty.
     
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    Never bought a laptop but I have bought a refurbished PS2, I would say it all depends on the price and return policy, If the price is a damn good one and they give you some kind of return policy I say go for it.

    Refurbished just means they took it and cleaned it out and re-installed everything. At least thats what I have been told.
     
  4. ddf1980

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    i have a hp laptop and i like it but it has its pitfalls, so in my opinion go for the gateway.
     
  5. voidale

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    Yea they got retun policy and warranty. but this laptop will hold lets say for 1 year? it's like new or more to be like used?
     
  6. ezcoin

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    I have never bought Gateway products but I do have two Dell refurbished laptops. These computers looked like they were brand new when I got them and still do but they were below half the new laptop price with the same features and specs.

    I got the same new warranty as a new one and I always get extended warranties on laptops because sometimes they take a dump. These come in handy for riskier bh techniques and I can keep things separate from my white hat business.
     
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    Where did ya'll find these, I am in search for a decent laptop for a good price, And like ezcoin stats, if its just for BH methods then you really cant go wrong.
     
  8. voidale

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    wow seems good, i'm thinking going for the gateway.
     
  9. ForeverNever

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    I have 3 gateways all new within the last year or so, and when any of them get even a little bit of work going, they overheat. Most of the time they shut down, but one time I blue screened and got an O2FA Fan Error. That's bad in case you were wondering.

    Took about 5-6 months before heating problems happened though.
     
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    what version of gateway?
     
  11. ezcoin

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    Just go into Google and put "refurbished laptop" in the search bar. You'll find a ton of places.
     
  12. ForeverNever

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    MT6728, MT3422, and 1 other i dont have the dedication to go get.
     
  13. ForeverNever

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    We ARE in the Ebay forums... :)
     
  14. voidale

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    those are lil bit old models? i'm going for the p-7811 fx i read some review said it has loudy fans but the cooling is great.
     
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    Yea damn the Big G, is that a new site that offers search results.... (Im a retard)...lol

    Thought ya'll might have known a secret source... Ebay forums are good, Didnt think to look there.
     
  16. ForeverNever

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    May be the case, but just letting you know that I had 3 different models of gateways with heating problems. Gateway is sort of known for that, but if you read something that your model is great, good for you.
     
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    I will say this much, My wife has a gateway laptop that's 3 years old. It has been Punched, Kicked, Shoved, Dropped, Stomped on, Shit On and Pissed on by both a 2 year old and a dog. and I literally have to move it to a different room in pieces. I've had to hard solder the charger to the Motherboard because the charging jack is bad. And I have to Say the Damn Thing still works like We bought it yesterday.

    I told my wife she aint gettin' a new one till this one dies ;) (but I got her a new one for Christmas anyways, she has no idea)

    Honest to god True Story :)

    my desktop is a Gateway as well.
     
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    You know you're supposed to let the cookies cool off some before you stuff them right? That's extremely unusual, after the first laptop overheated did you ever look into the fan cooling docks they sell?
     
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    Hehe man sounds good for me.
     
  20. ForeverNever

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    lol yeah I actually am using one of the gateways right now. I worked through some problems and replaced the fan myself. My brother uses another gateway and just has an industrial sized fan placed under it... haha