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Is it worth buying this used laptop?


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#1 Glitch93

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 06:06 PM

I've been looking at laptops on ebay for quite a bit, as I'm on a dirt cheap-scate budget and I'm trying to find something decent with the very limited amount of money I have!

 

The specs on this laptop look awesome BUT it's slightly faulty and I'm wondering if anyone on here can tell me if the problem it has, is a cheap/quick fix? (I asked the seller but they said "I'm not a computer person so I don't know sorry") That's helpful :/

 

The fault as quoted by the seller: "Hi i dont know whats wrong with it i am not a computer person i used it for gaming but one day i plugged it in and it turned off it works off the battery but it does not work of the charger. i got a new laptop all ready thats why i am selling sorry if i am not very helpful but i am not a computer person "

 

Here's the laptop: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dell-XPS-L501X-15-6-Laptop-/121275398560?pt=UK_Computing_Laptops_EH&hash=item1c3c93b9a0

 

oh yeah, my first post

 

Hello, hi, um...kanichiwa...bonjour... :mellow:


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#2 TsVk!

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 06:19 PM

It could be as simple as a broken charger, but it could also be a faulty motherboard or a range of other problems....

 

I would avoid it.



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 05:45 AM

Do not do it, you will get screwed so fast you might be on mars by tomorrow! Never buy anything that doesn't work on the internet. THAT IA A BAD IDEA, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT COULD BE WRONG WITH IT!


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 07:16 AM

advice taken! thanks a lot guys, my search continues



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 09:15 AM

Though I fully agree with the advice given, you can find very good deals on Ebay.  I have bought a ton of stuff with little regrets, always look to see if the item is covered by the Ebay money back.  I had one minor incident with a defective part, the issue was resolved in about a week so don't be totally scared off but be cautious.

 

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