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billyjex
09-01-2005, 09:39 PM
a friend is offering for me to buy his lap top.. however I am uneducated on the value of computers.. how much would this computer be worth? it is from april but was rarely used.

17" WUXGA+
60gb 7200 RPM HD
GeForce 6800 Go
512 MB
Intel Centrino 1.6
Carbon Fiber Quicksnap
Includes both a 9-cell AND a 6-Cell battery
also includes a backpack and a wireless mouse.

thanks

LethalRose
09-01-2005, 09:43 PM
what other onboard features does it have?

wireless?
10/100?


unless you can get the warranty information and transfer all that kinda stuff over unless your very computer literate i wouldnt buy a used laptop, too much can go wrong.

TheTROLL
09-01-2005, 10:22 PM
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a friend is offering for me to buy his lap top.. however I am uneducated on the value of computers.. how much would this computer be worth? it is from april but was rarely used.

17" WUXGA+
60gb 7200 RPM HD
GeForce 6800 Go
512 MB
Intel Centrino 1.6
Carbon Fiber Quicksnap
Includes both a 9-cell AND a 6-Cell battery
also includes a backpack and a wireless mouse.

thanks

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Not a huge amount... have a look on eBay for recent completed auctions. I'd be surprised if over $300.

LethalRose
09-01-2005, 11:32 PM
I think 300 is a little low, bout 600 sounds about right.

the problem with laptops and computers in general is the prices go down while the speed goes up. I spend $200 on the mobo i have and 6 months later you can get it for 58 on newegg, pissed me off too.

i wouldnt pay more than 600.

Freakin
09-02-2005, 02:40 PM
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a friend is offering for me to buy his lap top.. however I am uneducated on the value of computers.. how much would this computer be worth? it is from april but was rarely used.

17" WUXGA+
60gb 7200 RPM HD
GeForce 6800 Go
512 MB
Intel Centrino 1.6
Carbon Fiber Quicksnap
Includes both a 9-cell AND a 6-Cell battery
also includes a backpack and a wireless mouse.

thanks

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Not a huge amount... have a look on eBay for recent completed auctions. I'd be surprised if over $300.

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You must be joking... This would be like $1200-1500 new from Dell with a good coupon.

You'd look like a huge douche if you offered $300, and he'd laugh in your face (unless he stole it).

If there's a warranty and stuff, you could pay more. This is a good laptop. Buy it for under $1k (offer him 750 or so to start), get 2gb of RAM from newegg for $200, and be happy.

I configured a 9300 with the same specs (except for a 1.73 Centrino instead of a 1.6) and the price was 2100 with no coupons and no warranty.

I know it's used, but damn, it's far from shitty.

Freakin

LethalRose
09-02-2005, 03:14 PM
if you had the manufacturer and model # you could get a very close approximate value of it. but id say 600-900

Freakin
09-02-2005, 03:41 PM
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if you had the manufacturer and model # you could get a very close approximate value of it. but id say 600-900

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I'd bet $10 that it's an inspiron 9300

billyjex
09-02-2005, 09:42 PM
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if you had the manufacturer and model # you could get a very close approximate value of it. but id say 600-900

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I'd bet $10 that it's an inspiron 9300

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yes, it is. i should have included that but forget too.

it's another 2+2er's and he said he bought it to play at his friends house's but they moved away and he's rarely used it.

he said "name your price" so i'll throw the $750 at him and see what he says.